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The Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum 2021

Financing sustainable recovery & future resilience

ADSFF 2021
ADSFF 2021

Speakers

H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi

H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed
Balheif Al Nuaimi

Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE
Adam Boukadida

Adam Boukadida

Chief Financial Officer,
Etihad Airways
H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh

Minister of State (UAE) &
Chairman of ADGM
Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi

Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi

Group Chief Financial Officer,
ADNOC Group
Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel

Global Group Head, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings Ltd.
Antoine Sire

Antoine Sire

Head of Company Engagement,
BNP Paribas
Antonio Keglevich

Antonio Keglevich

Global Head of Sustainable
Finance Advisory, UniCredit
Ayat Soliman

Ayat Soliman

Regional Director, Sustainable Development Department for MENA Region, World Bank
Carlo Funk

Carlo Funk

Head of ESG Strategy EMEA,
State Street Global Advisors
Daniel Flatt

Daniel Flatt

Editor in Chief,
New Statesman Media Group
Daniel Klier

Daniel Klier

Global Head of Sustainable Finance,
HSBC
David Crofts

David Crofts

Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Mubadala Investment Company
Francesco La Camera

Francesco La Camera

Director General,
IRENA
Dr. Frank Rijsberman

Dr. Frank Rijsberman

Director General,
Global Green Growth Institute
Günther Thallinger

Günther Thallinger

Member of the Board of Management,
Allianz SE
Ibrahim N. Al-Zu'bi

Ibrahim N. Al-Zu'bi

Chief Sustainability Officer,
Majid Al Futtaim Holding
Jamie David Levy

Jamie David Levy

General Counsel,
Abu Dhabi Investment Office
Jean-Jacques Barbéris

Jean-Jacques Barbéris

Head of Institutional and Corporate Clients Division & Global Head of ESG
Jean-Paul Villain

Jean-Paul Villain

Director, Strategy and Planning Department,
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds

President & CEO,
Toronto Finance International & Co-Chair FC4S
John Tanzer

John Tanzer

Leader, WWF International
Ocean Practice
Lamia Merzouki

Lamia Merzouki

Deputy General Manager,
Casablanca Finance City & Co-Chair FC4S
Mairead McGuinness

Mairead McGuinness

European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services & the Capital Markets Union
Maria Ferraro

Maria Ferraro

Chief Financial Officer
Siemens Energy
Maria Lombardo

Maria Lombardo

Head of ESG Client Strategies for
EMEA, Invesco
Mark Carney

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance &
UK Prime Minister’s Finance Adviser for COP26
Mercedes Vela Monserrate

Mercedes Vela Monserrate

Associate Director of International Affairs,
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance,
Egypt
Nikita Singhal

Nikita Singhal

Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG, Lazard Asset Management
Patrick Odier

Patrick Odier

Senior Managing Partner,
Lombard Odier
H.E. Salama Al Ameemi

H.E. Salama Al Ameemi

Director General,
Ma'an
Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan
bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

CEO, Alliances for Global Sustainability
H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office

H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Director General,
Abu Dhabi Investment Office
Thomas Fekete

Thomas Fekete

Head of Strategy and Products for
Sustainable Investing EMEA, BlackRock
Timucin Engin

Timucin Engin

Senior Director, Cross-Practice Country Coordinator, GCC Region, S&P Global Ratings
William Russell

William Russell

The Lord Mayor of
the City of London

The 3rd Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum took place on 20 January 2021

The economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic presents an important opportunity for a paradigm shift in terms of how we think about finance and investment. Policy, financial and business leaders are increasingly committed to retaining sustainability at the core of recovery plans. With these plans requiring substantial public and private finance, it means sustainable finance is now at the forefront of these strategies.

The 3rd Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF), which took place virtually during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, brought together institutional investors, regulators, international agencies, financial institutions and project developers. They shared their recent actions in sustainable finance that will aid economic recovery and the rebuilding of global economies in more sustainable, resilient and equitable ways.

ADSFF is a flagship initiative by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre. Continuing the momentum generated by the January 2020 event, which focused on ‘scaling investments for sustainable development’, ADSFF 2021 revealed the further progress towards Abu Dhabi’s Sustainable Finance Agenda and the work of its key partners, highlighting how to finance sustainable economic recovery.

All sessions from the ADSFF 2021, virtual edition, are available to watch at your convenience

Why watch?

 

Hear from innovative financial institutions dedicated to sustainable financial recovery through ESG linked returns

 

Understand how to tap into innovative financial solutions such as sustainable sukuk, bonds and loans with bankable projects

 

Discover the latest actions in sustainable finance from ADGM and its partners, the region and beyond that will aid economic recovery

 

Learn what’s next for the UAE’s Sustainable Finance Framework and how this will strengthen its economic resilience

 

Witness the Abu Dhabi Declaration on Sustainable Finance Third Round and the progress of ADSFF 2020 initiatives

 

Explore the relationship between economic resilience and ESG and how businesses and markets have both performed and will respond post pandemic

What our experts are saying

Who will attend?

The Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum will convene:

2    Commercial and Investment Banks
3    Institutional Investors, Assets Managers, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Green Funds, Insurance Companies
1    Project Developers
7    Ministries, Regulators & Central Banks
6    International Agencies and NGO's
4    Consultants, Legal, Ratings Agency
5    Venture Capital

ADSFF is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW)

The annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The event brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW is a catalyst for sharing knowledge, implementing strategies and delivering solutions to drive human progress.