WIF 2023: Arab Capital Markets Sustainable Finance Dialogue: from pledges to implementation

19 Oct, 2023
Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

19 October 2023
10:15 – 11:45 Abu Dhabi

This session is co-organized with the Cairo-based Regional Center for Sustainable Finance (RCSF) and the Arab Federation of Capital markets. The event will feature a dialogue on sustainable finance issues in the context of the Arab region. The session will follow two main themes including mobilizing capital for climate action and promoting adoption of sustainability reporting standards in Arab countries. 

Session themes:

  • Role of regional capital market regulators and stock exchanges in mobilizing sustainable finance products, including Green, Social, and Sustainability bonds, and carbon markets, to finance sustainable development and climate action in the Arab region.
  • The role of regulators and stock exchanges in the adoption and implementation of sustainability disclosure standards in the region.
  • The role of the RCSF and AFCM in regional capacity building for the implementation of sustainability disclosure standards.

Registrations details

Attendance at these in-person events is free of charge but registration is required. Registering once gives participants a pass to all the events. A list of hotels close to the conference facilities can be found here. Special hotel rates for WIF participants can be received by using the booking links in this document

  

You can access entire WIF 2023 program here

SSE members and key stakeholders are warmly invited to participate in all SSE events. If you or your CEOs are planning to join us in Abu Dhabi, please feel free to reach out to the SSE team for assistance. 

Moderator

  • Anthony Miller
    Chief Coordinator
    UN SSE (UNCTAD)

Speakers

  • Abdulla Salem Al Nuaimi
    CEO
    Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
  • Mazen Wathaifi
    CEO
    Amman Stock Exchange
  • Heba El Serafi
    Vice President
    Egyptian Exchange
  • Ahmed Rushdy
    Executive Director, Regional Center for Sustainable Finance
    Financial Regulatory Authority
  • Martine Valcin
    Global Manager, ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning
    IFC
  • Riham ElGizy
    CEO
    Regional Voluntary Carbon Market Company

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.