Finance & Capital Market

SFME announces Bank ABC as a Lead Partner for 2nd edition

Sustainability Forum Middle East (SFME) has announced Bank ABC as a Lead Partner for its upcoming second edition set for January 9, 2024 in Bahrain.
This year’s Forum, promoting regional decarbonation, will focus on “Achieving Net Zero – Pathways to Accelerating Implementation”.
As a Lead Partner, the bank will contribute to setting the Forum’s annual calendar of decarbonisation-focused events as well as the agenda for the second edition, where more than 500 decision makers from across sectors and regional and international sustainability experts are once again expected. 
Ian McCallum, Chief Sustainability Officer at Bank ABC, will also join the Forum’s Advisory Committee alongside other senior sustainability leaders from the region. 
Strategic priority
ABC Group CEO, Sael Al Waary, said: “Sustainability is a strategic priority for Bank ABC as it ensures that we remain fit for purpose and can adapt to a rapidly changing world. Embedding sustainability across our business and operations is not only a source of value creation for our stakeholders but also empowers our clients, employees and communities to drive the transition towards an inclusive and sustainable economy. The partnership with Sustainability Forum Middle East provides Bank ABC with a strong platform to lead the conversation around this critical issue beyond our group.” 
Zahraa Taher, Managing Director of FinMark Communications, the Forum’s founder and organiser, said: “With a strong commitment to ESG and funding the transition to net zero, the bank’s vision for a low-carbon future is well aligned with that of the Forum and our efforts to drive climate action on the part of the private sector. We look forward to working together to mobilise businesses to engage and collaborate and to showcasing Bank ABC’s insights, strategies, and experiences to help peers and companies progress their own decarbonisation journeys.”-- TradeArabia News Service