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Event guide for the ADSFF 2021, virtual edition
Opening remarks, conference chairperson
Mercedes Vela Monserrate, Associate Director International Affairs, ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Welcome address: Abu Dhabi’s Sustainable Finance Agenda One Year On
Market Spotlight: EU Update on Sustainable Finance
An exclusive update from the European Commission on upcoming regulation and strategy that will renew
and strengthen its sustainability objectives, particularly around social impact.
Exclusive COP 26 Update Ahead of Glasgow Conference
As the world’s financial systems gear up to finance the move to net-zero, here are the 4 key pillars required to ensure a whole economy transition.
Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and UK Prime Minister’s Finance Adviser for COP 26
Market Spotlight: Transitioning to a Net-Zero EconomyThe UK’s recent developments and key objectives to ensure a climate resilient future from the City of London.
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell
Market Spotlight: What’s Next for the UAE’s Sustainable Finance Framework?
The Middle East’s First Sovereign Green Bond
A look at the region’s first sovereign green bond, including how it was structured, the contribution of different players and identifying the use of proceeds.
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
Qualitative Growth and Building Back Better Post-COVID
This session reveals Luxembourg’s message on qualitative growth and how both the EU and Luxembourg are financially ‘building back better’ post-pandemic.
H.E. Mr. Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief Executive Officer, Alliances for Global Sustainability
Sovereign Asset Owners On ESG
This discussion delves into how the UAE’s major sovereign asset owners are approaching ESG considerations within their investment portfolios, strategy and decision making (as well as within local government projects in Abu Dhabi). It also explores where the key challenges and opportunities lie for SWFs and their main sustainability initiatives so far.
H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office
In conversation with:
David Crofts, Executive Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Responsible Investment, Mubadala Investment Company
Vasilios Siokis, Chief Risk Officer, Emirates Investment Authority
Abu Dhabi’s First Social Impact Bond Project - ATMAH
The ATMAH social impact bond is a financial model aimed at advancing delivery of public service using measurable social outcomes or ‘pay-for-success’ contracts between public and private sector. Hear about its success and the future social ambitions for Ma’an and Abu Dhabi.
How to Make Regional Projects Bankable to ESG?
Access to effective risk mitigation instruments is critical to utilise private investment into energy transformation in developing countries. Hear about IRENA’s risk assessment platform and available to countries and developers.
Francesco La Camera, Director General, IRENA
Enabling Energy Transition
Sustainable finance models that will enable national energy transition and meet net-zero goals whilst ensuring energy access for millions of people without power.
Maria Ferraro, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Energy AG and Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Gas and Power Management GmbH
Investing in Social Impact BondsHow the public and private sector can work together in an innovative way to address social issues and create long-term value for shareholders, stakeholders and the community.
Greg Fewer, Chief Financial and Sustainability Officer, Aldar