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The ESG Revolution: Uniting for a Sustainable Future

  • 24th – 25th April 2024
  • United Arab Emirates flag United Arab Emirates Dubai

Our current economic model is depleting finite resources at an alarming rate, leading to surplus carbon emissions, environmental degradation, ecological imbalance, and the potential collapse of ecosystems. Amidst the shifting tides of global challenges, the UAE, the host nation for COP28, stands tall, championing sustainability and decarbonisation at the core of its national strategy for achieving sustainable economic and social growth. The need for a sound environmental, social, and governance (ESG) framework has never been more pressing.

We believe that the power to effect change lies in collaboration and innovative solutions. With this conviction, we extend our invitation to stakeholders, leaders, and innovators from all corners of the globe to discuss and share actionable strategies, innovation, and measurable impact. Be a catalyst for change by aligning your organisation with the ESG Summit and shape the trajectory of a movement poised to reshape the world.

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About The ESG Revolution: Uniting for a Sustainable Future

In a world grappling with pressing environmental and societal challenges, the need for concerted action has reached a critical juncture. The urgent demand for an ESG Summit becomes evident when considering the stark facts and figures that underscore the global sustainability crisis. With approximately 9.2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions released annually, 2 billion people lacking access to clean water, and a projected 2050 population of 9.7 billion, addressing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns has become imperative for our planet's survival. The UAE government's steadfast focus on sustainable practices, exemplified by its designation of 2023 as the year of sustainability and hosting COP28, underscores the compelling need to convene industry leaders, policymakers, and innovators at the ESG Summit. ESG revolution is not merely a trend. It’s a paradigm shift.

This ESG Summit comprises panel discussions, keynote sessions, and workshops on incorporating ESG principles into business practices. We will focus on a wide range of topics like achieving the net-zero vision, waste management and circular economy, reducing carbon footprints, transitioning to renewable energy sources, and increasing green hydrogen production while assuring sustainable economic growth. We call out everyone to participate, engage with thought leaders, and be a part of this game-changing revolution.

Who Should Attend

VPs, Presidents, CEOs, Chiefs, Global Heads, Policy Makers, Politicians, Directors, Scientists, Researchers & Academicians, Engineers, Innovators, Technologists, Regulators, Managers, Consultants, and Executives of ESG, including: 

  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Board Members
  • Investors
  • ESG Investment Manager
  • ESG Analyst
  • ESG Strategist
  • ESG Consultant
  • Head of ESG
  • Developers
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Architects
  • Miners

Industry

  • Oil and Gas
  • Construction
  • Environmental Organisations
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Waste Management
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Petrochemical
  • Transportation
  • Real Estate
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Aviation
  • Mining

Register by February 10th

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Financing the future: Harnessing the power of ESG for long-term returns
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies: Best practices for corporations and governments
  • Bridging the gap: ESG and the global agenda
  • The rise of renewable energy: Opportunities and challenges in the transition to a green economy
  • Regulatory landscape: Policies and governance for sustainability (this topic is only for government officials)
  • Building resilience in the face of environmental and social risks: Strategies for investors and companies
  • Leveraging technology for sustainable development: Innovations in clean energy, circular economy, and smart infrastructure
  • The ESG performance of emerging markets: Assessing progress and identifying opportunities for growth
  • Green finance and sustainable infrastructure: Unlocking investment for a low-carbon future
  • The role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving sustainable business outcomes
  • Navigating the evolving landscape of ESG regulation and reporting: Best practices for companies and investors
  • Building a net-zero carbon economy: Strategies and technologies for ESG
  • The future of sustainable finance: Incorporating ESG factors in investment decisions
  • The impact of digitalisation on ESG: Opportunities and challenges in the fourth industrial revolution
  • The future of sustainable supply chain: ESG in procurement and logistics
  • ESG in the built environment: Green building and smart cities

Register by February 10th

Hind Chawki, UAE

Head of ESG and Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank

Ahmed Ameen Ashour, UAE

Head of ESG and Financial Markets

Microsoft

Ahmed Ameen Ashour is a luminary and results-oriented leader at the forefront of ed-tech and sustainability. As the chief sustainability commercial officer at Microsoft, he spearheads the company's sustainability initiatives, enabling organisations in both the public and private sectors on their ESG journey through Microsoft's sustainability cloud solutions. With a rich background in education consultancy and a decade-long career at Microsoft, Ahmed's deep technical expertise, leadership, and passion for sustainability drive scalable business strategies, fostering sustainable innovation and digital transformation. His impact in education can be seen through various transformative initiatives, and his commitment to a better future for generations shines in his engagement with partners and startups to create innovative sustainability solutions. Ahmed's journey from education industry director to his pivotal role as a driving force in Microsoft's mission to empower every person and organization to achieve more sustainably is truly commendable.

Yasir Wafi, UAE

Director Quality and HSE

Yosh Development LLC - A Royal Group Company

Over the course of the past 20 years, Yasir Wafi has consistently enhanced operational productivity by challenging existing practices and driving change through coaching and engaging multi-disciplinary teams. With increasing levels of responsibility and accountability in an international context, he has shown an exemplary track record in providing inspiring management by fusing technical and operational methods into a cohesive and focussed direction.

Serving as an engineer from the onset of his career with reputable global organisations and under the guidance of experienced industry veterans, Yasir has gained exposure across Europe, Middle East, and Asia regions. His experience and skills in the area of environmental, green energy, and governance have garnered his passion and interest further to contribute to the private and public sectors.

Yasir has developed strategies through roadmaps for the current and previous organisations (in UAE and Oman) introducing lean initiatives resulting in sustainable outcomes. The subject of green energy solutions and sustainability is a personal commitment that he has enacted within his own work culture and, thus, continues to drive innovative solutions.

Anindyo Naskar, UAE

Group Deputy General Manager

Landmark Group

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, UAE

Secretary | Senior Advisor at Sheikh Hamdan Bin Ahmad Al Maktoum Private Office & ICICI Ventures

Middle East Investment Management Association

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta is an accomplished senior board member and business executive with a remarkable track record in regulatory engagement, strategic business development, and business transformation across various sectors like banking, markets, crypto, asset management, and technology. Currently, he serves on the boards of several financially regulated firms in UAE, UK, and Europe as a non-executive director and advises UAE-based family office advisory firms as well as healthtech/biotech, edtech, agtech, and fintech startups.

Bhaskar played a key role in developing Abu Dhabi's award-winning international financial centre (Abu Dhabi global market) and financial regulator (financial service regulatory authority). His achievements include making ADGM the largest regulated crypto jurisdiction globally, quadrupling the number of broker-dealers, and establishing it as the biggest venture capital hub in the region.

Before joining ADGM, he served as the COO of UK Export Finance and had a successful 25-year career with leadership roles in prominent institutions like HSBC, ABN AMRO, Citigroup, and PwC.

Bhaskar’s academic journey is equally impressive, holding multiple degrees including BSc in mathematics, an MBA in finance, and two PhDs - one in financial modelling and AI and another in politics. He is currently pursuing his third PhD in food history from Brunel University, UK.

His diverse expertise, pragmatic approach, and visionary leadership have made him an invaluable asset in the financial and academic arenas.

Kishor Hameed, KSA

Sustainability and ESG Specialist

Red Sea Global

Raji Hattar, JO

Chief Sustainability Officer

Aramex

Raji Hattar joined Aramex in 1991 as a corporate IT officer. In 2006, he took on the role of chief projects officer and helped in establishing the sustainability team. He also led the team that developed Aramex’s first sustainability report (2006), the first of its kind in the entire region. In 2010, he spearheaded the team responsible for issuing Aramex’s first carbon footprint report. In 2008, Raji was named Aramex’s chief sustainability officer, and since then he has led the company’s ambitious sustainability strategy.

He is a board member of Ruwwad - Entrepreneurs for Development, a regional CSR initiative(www.ruwwad.net). He was also a member of the UNGC Human Rights working group, the UNGC 10 Principle working group, the Steering Committee of the Caring for Climate and the GRI Smart Resource Group, a member of the GRI Corporate Leadership Group on integrated reporting, chairman of the Jordan UNGC local network board, chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council, chairman of the advisory board of the MENA Green Building Council, and a member of the Dubai Sustainable Finance Working Group. He was also an observer on “The Paris Agreement”.

Raji leads Aramex’s strategy to convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles, and he also led the successful solar farm project for Amman operations and the two rooftop solar farms project on Aramex’s Dubai logistics city facilities. He is also working on expanding the implementation of the renewable energy strategy across the Aramex network.

He holds an MBA in finance and sustainability from the University of Cumbria, UK.

Hind Chawki, UAE

Head of ESG and Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank

Ahmed Ameen Ashour, UAE

Head of ESG and Financial Markets

Microsoft

Yasir Wafi, UAE

Director Quality and HSE

Yosh Development LLC - A Royal Group Company

Anindyo Naskar, UAE

Group Deputy General Manager

Landmark Group

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, UAE

Secretary | Senior Advisor at Sheikh Hamdan Bin Ahmad Al Maktoum Private Office & ICICI Ventures

Middle East Investment Management Association

Kishor Hameed, KSA

Sustainability and ESG Specialist

Red Sea Global

Raji Hattar, JO

Chief Sustainability Officer

Aramex

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