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Emirates NBD joins COP28 as Associate Pathway Partner

DUBAI, September 13, 2023

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group, has announced its role as Associate Pathway Partner for the 28th edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), to be held in November this year in Dubai, UAE. 
Shayne Nelson, Group CEO at Emirates NBD, said: “Emirates NBD is proud to be supporting a critical global event such as COP28. The banking and financial services sector plays an important role in supporting the transition to climate neutrality across client sectors and as a leading local bank, we look forward to working with the UAE Government and various other partners to drive meaningful conversation and action to work towards achieving our collective ambition of addressing climate change.”
Collective action
Vijay Bains, Group Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Head of ESG at Emirates NBD, commented: “Emirates NBD is thankful for the opportunity to support one of the most significant global climate conferences and gatherings of the year. Fighting climate change is one of the greatest and most urgent challenges the world is currently facing, and we strongly believe that it is only with the collective action of all stakeholders that we will be able to transition to a net zero future. We look forward to being a part of the change and are committed to aligning ourselves with the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 initiative to lead the country into becoming a truly sustainable, knowledge-based economy.” 
As part of its efforts to achieving net-zero goals, Emirates NBD recently signed the UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge initiated by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment aligned with our commitment to supporting the UAE’s decarbonisation efforts. The group also signed the UAE Gender Balance Pledge to Accelerate the UN SDGs goal number 5 which aims to achieve gender balance in the UAE Private Sector, further solidifying our commitment to gender equality and diversity.--TradeArabia News Service


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