ESG in trade – an emerging priority for the region

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2021 may come to be regarded as a landmark year when it comes to ESG and sustainability, with COP26 drawing unprecedented coverage of the role of business in particular, and with sustainability identified as one of the key pillars of Expo 2020.

With the UAE set to host COP28 in 2023, this session at GTR MENA 2022, with Anirudha Panse (Managing Director & Head of Trade Product Management, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Sereen Ahmed (Director, Head of Trade & Working Capital Middle East, Barclays), Vineet Gupta (Group Treasury Manager, Al Dahra Holding LLC), George Wilson (Head of Institutional Trade Finance, Investec) and Silvina Bruggia (Proposition Director, I&A, Emerging & Frontier Markets, Refinitiv) discussed the latest ESG developments and priorities when it comes to trade, from current market gaps, asks and initiatives to shifts in the relationships between corporates, banks and investors; legal and regulatory updates, governance and best practice, as well as the importance of working with policy makers to achieve a coordinated response, such as the recent updates to the ICC guidelines on sustainable trade finance.

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