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The ESG renaissance: Transitioning financing beyond SDG signatures

Broadcast on Dec 8, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

Platinum Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Platinum Sponsor

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Gold Sponsor

BofA Securities

Gold Sponsor

GIB Capital

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HSBC

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MUFG

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SMBC

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ICD

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DWF

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Intesa Sanpaolo

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London Stock Exchange

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Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

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Rawabi Holding

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Arthur Cox

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Bank of Jordan

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Fitch Ratings

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Finsight

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Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

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Shearman & Sterling

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Squire Patton Boggs

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United Arab Bank

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Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

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  • What is driving the ESG mandate amongst GCC issuers and borrowers? Is it stakeholders or is it investors?
  • How much more work is it for institutions to meet ESG criteria of investors? What are the first steps for institutions that are from less environmentally-friendly industries and sectors?
  • Pricing, costs or PR: Does green and social finance offer a pricing advantage? How much extra cost is involved in ESG-linked financing? How much bigger is the pool of investors for ESG bonds?
  • More incentives: What have governments done? What more can governments do to promote ESG finance in the region?
Middle East

Moderator

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

Director Debt Capital Markets

MUFG

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

Director Debt Capital Markets at MUFG

Geraint has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services. He is responsible for a number of core products within the Capital Markets Group – including Green funding, ratings advisory, M&A financing, high yield debt and investor presentations.

Geraint has been an integral part of structuring MUFG’s own green bond issuing programme since 2016 and regularly engages with MUFG Clients around their new and existing green, social & sustainable frameworks and funding needs and represents MUFG at relevant market events on the subject.

Prior to joining MUFG, Geraint was Head of Credit Research at Commerzbank, Head of European Credit Research at BNP Paribas and has also worked at UBS and Fitch Ratings.

MUFG

Geraint Thomas

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 2,700 offices in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

MUFG aims to be the world’s most trusted financial group through close collaboration among its operating companies, and to respond to all of the financial needs of its clients, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

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Speakers

Shrey Kohli

Shrey Kohli

Head of Business Development and Product, Multi Asset Primary Markets

Shrey Kohli

Shrey Kohli

Head of Business Development and Product, Multi Asset Primary Markets

Shrey is responsible for London Stock Exchange plc’s debt, structured finance and close-ended investment funds markets. At LSEG, Shrey has covered roles across Product Development & Regulatory Strategy, and was previously Head of Strategic Development for LSE plc.

He represents LSEG on the Advisory Council of the Green & Social Bond Principles Executive Committee. During 2018-19, Shrey was seconded to International Finance Corporation as Financial Officer in Treasury & Syndications. He has previously worked at McKinsey and Co, the strategy consultancy.

He holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (Hons) in Physics from University of Delhi.

Dr Yasser Gado

Dr Yasser Gado

Dr Yasser Gado

Treasurer at Islamic Development Bank

Yasser Gado is a senior executive treasury professional with more than 22 years of experience across multiple functional areas in banks in the UK/Europe and Middle East.

Dr Gado serves as the Treasurer of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah managing the overall balance sheet, liquidity investments, financial institutions and debt capital markets activities of the renowned, AAA rated, multilateral rated development institution. Additionally, Dr Gado serves as a Non-Executive Chairman for one of the real estate assets holding companies in the UK.

Previously, Dr Gado was based in London and served as the Treasurer of National Bank of Kuwait (International) PLC, QIB (UK) PLC, and European Finance House. Formerly, Dr Gado served as the Treasurer of Banque Misr Paris in France.

Dr Gado holds PhD in Islamic finance from the University of Liverpool, MBA with distinction from Bangor University in the United Kingdom. Also, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (MCSI), as well as a Chartered Banker (MCBI) in the UK.

Islamic Development Bank

Nour Safa

Nour Safa

Associate Director, Debt Capital Markets, MENA

HSBC

Nour Safa

Nour Safa

Associate Director, Debt Capital Markets, MENA at HSBC

Nour joined HSBC in August 2017 as part of the Debt Capital Markets (DCM) team. Prior to that, Nour had spent 6 years at Standard Chartered Bank, initially as an International Graduate in the Wholesale Bank before moving into the Debt Capital Markets team. Throughout her previous and current role, Nour led the execution of a number of landmark transactions across the various sectors and a number of products in the DCM space.

Nour has also taken on the Sustainable Finance Champion role for Global Banking in MENAT. In this role, Nour works closely with coverage and products, across GB, to push the ESG agenda further. She also works with internal stakeholders on identifying key opportunities in the Sustainable Finance space.

HSBC

Nour Safa

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Our global businesses serve more than 40 million customers worldwide through a network that covers 64 countries and territories.

Our customers range from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies, governments and international organisations. We aim to connect them to opportunities and help them to achieve their ambitions.

The products and services we offer vary widely according to customers’ needs. We provide individuals and families with mortgages that help them buy their own home, as well as savings accounts and wealth management products that help them plan for the future.

We offer businesses loans to invest in growth, and products such as foreign exchange and trade financing that enable them to expand internationally. And for large companies and organisations operating across borders, we offer tailored advice on decisions such as financing major projects, issuing debt or making acquisitions.

Dan Tromans

Dan Tromans

Director of Treasury

Etihad Airways

Dan Tromans

Dan Tromans

Director of Treasury at Etihad Airways

Daniel Tromans is Group Treasurer at the UAE’s flag carrier: senior leader of a multi-cultural global team of 30+ professionals, responsible for corporate & structured finance, treasury operations, balance sheet management, financial risk, insurance and taxation. He joined the UAE’s flag carrier in 2019 and has over 20 years experience working with leading international and regional companies.

Daniel has championed sustainable finance and has led several transactions in the space. These include: the first Transition Sukuk; the first United Nations Sustainable Development Goals loan in global aviation; financing of aluminum slag processing to facilitate the recycling of waste products; and carbon capture initiatives working with large industrial players within Abu Dhabi.

Prior to joining Etihad Airways, Mr. Tromans held senior finance and investment roles in capital-intensive sectors based in the GCC. Mr. Tromans was previously with Accenture's corporate strategy practice based in the City of London, serving multinational clients and institutional investors throughout Europe and the Americas.

Mr. Tromans is a chartered certified accountant and a CFA charterholder. He holds a Master's degree from the Manchester Business School and a Bachelor's degree in International Economics from the University of Manchester, UK.

Etihad Airways

Salima Lamdouar

Salima Lamdouar

Salima Lamdouar

VP Thematic Credit at Alliance Bernstein

Salima Lamdouar is a Vice President and a member of AB’s Portfolio Management Group, focusing on thematic credit strategies. Before joining the firm in 2015, she was a generalist portfolio manager at Rogge Global Partners. Salima holds a BSc (Hons) in banking and international finance from Cass Business School. Location: London

Alliance Bernstein