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GIB’s team gears up for participation at Sustainability Forum

January 9, 2023
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Gulf International Bank (GIB) announced the participation of its senior executives at the upcoming Sustainability Forum Middle East taking place on January 12 in the Kingdom of Bahrain focusing on “Business Transition to Net-Zero – the Path Towards a Successful Low-Carbon Future” .

GIB supports the forum as its “ESG Partner” and will be sharing the bank’s insights on strategies for supporting the decarbonisation of the regional economies with more than 300 regional and international business leaders and sustainability experts expected to take part. Representing the bank at the Forum will be Jamal Al Kishi, CEO of GIB, and Venetia Bell, GIB Group Chief Sustainability Officer.

Al Kishi will take part on a panel of senior representatives from global and regional financing institutions and issuers to discuss “The Financial Sector and Funding the Transition”. The session will examine the significant investment and financing required for the region’s decarbonisation and will see GIB share its experience to date and support for the issuance of green financing instruments by the bank itself and for a range of clients across the GCC.

Bell will join another panel of senior sustainability experts and CEOs to discuss “Net-Zero Ambitions in the MENA Region”. The panel will look at where the regional economies are today, challenges and opportunities, and the essential collaborations needed to achieve the net-zero targets set by the regional governments.

Jamal Al Kishi, CEO of GIB, said: “As a leader in sustainability and an ESG Partner for the forum and our clients, we look forward to a day of engagement and to sharing the bank’s experience and know-how to help raise awareness and support regional decarbonisation efforts. It is essential that businesses across the region act decisively to put in place effective net-zero strategies that can help to further national and regional decarbonation initiatives and targets. GIB launched our own comprehensive Sustainability Strategy in 2021, putting ESG at the heart of our business and how we operate.”

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