The global financial system is changing, spurred on by a range of global mega-trends – ranging from societal pressures to increased regulatory intervention in support of global policy commitments, such as the decarbonisation of our economies and increased consumer scrutiny sustainable finance is experiencing historic growth. Furthermore, the GCC is at the forefront of this debate as COP28 takes place in the UAE later this year.

This global dynamic explains why Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are no longer an afterthought. It is a theme permeating all areas of finance, investments, and other activities in the entire financial services ecosystem.

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