The Growing ESG Trend in Middle East Banking


The DIFC and Strategy& Middle East, part of the PwC network, would like to invite you to a webinar on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) in the Middle East banking industry.
ESG momentum has been accelerating globally over the past 18 months with the COVID-19 pandemic—with the Middle East part of this trend. There are lessons to learn from how banks are implementing ESG initiatives, whether in terms of environmental and societal impact or business impact.
The webinar will cover:

  • The growing ESG trend in banking globally
  • The recent growth in ESG in Middle East banking
  • How leading banks are using ESG initiatives to deliver business impact
  • How Middle East banks can change their business strategy and operating model to lead ESG transformation and create environmental, financial, and social value

1:00pm - 1:05pm: Welcome Remarks, Christian Kunz, Head of Group Strategy and Innovation, DIFC Authority
1:05pm - 1:50pm: Presentation on  ESG Banking, Aurelien Vincent, Partner, Financial Services, Strategy& Middle East, and Andrew McDowell, Partner and Expert on Sustainable Finance, Strategy& Luxembourg
1:50pm – 2:00pm: Q&A
Moderated by Ahmed Al Kiswani, Partner, Financial Services, Qatar, PwC Middle East


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