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First Sustainable Finance Forum will kick off on 16 January at Abu Dhabi sustainability week

ADGM FSRA 14/01/2019

Driving Sustainable Finance and Investments by the Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to host the inaugural Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF) as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, organised by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company Masdar. The forum will fully focus on understanding of and driving sustainable financing and capital investments towards positive economic, social and environmental impacts.
In recent years, a number of national and international policy initiatives around sustainable finance has been developed and established to increase recognition of Environment, Social and Governance impact and increase investment flows into sustainable development goals

The exclusive ADSFF, which will be held on 16th January 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), aims to provide an open platform for up-front dialogue among UAE and global industry leaders and decision-makers from the global sustainability and financial community.

More than 200 global leaders and speakers will be attending the Forum including H.E. Dr.Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, H.E. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, Alex Coelho, CEO, Al Hilal Bank, Martin Scheck, CEO, International Capital Market Authority, Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman, Green Finance Initiative, City of London and H.E Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State (UAE), Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market.

The forum will focus on four key pillars of sustainable finance: ''Integrating Sustainability into ADGM Regulatory Framework'', ''Building Stronger Cooperation among National and International Players'', ''Fostering Greater Communication, Knowledge and Awareness of Sustainable Finance” and Creating a Robust ADGM Sustainable Finance Platform”.

The ADSFF will address the opportunities and challenges that come with the adoption of sustainable finance, as well as highlight the UAE Vision 2021, the Green Agenda 2015 - 2030, and others.