Jan 2019 Seminar on the Future ESG playbook: viewpoints from key industry practitioners

By 16/12/2018

The Gulf Capital Market Association invites interested members to take part in a seminar and hear the viewpoints from key industry practitioners on aspects pertaining Environmental, Social, and Governance factors in contemporary Finance.

This collaborative event, held in cooperation with S&P Global Ratings, on January 17th 2019 is an excellent opportunity to meet ESG focused finance professionals and to share your insights.

The discussion will include a briefing, followed by an interactive session.

We invite active participation in a lunchtime discussion (11AM – 1PM) (Light lunch served)



  • The Growing Importance of ESG In Fixed Income Markets
  • How ESG Risks & Opportunities Factor into Credit Ratings
  • Application of environmental, social, and governance factors into investing
  • Raising capital for sustainable projects
  • Communicating with ESG investors
  • Next steps for ESG in Middle East fixed income

The seminar will include remarks from:

  • Mike Wilkins, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
  • Khaldoun Hajaj, Head Public Affairs & Sustainability Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Nisarg Trivedi, Director – Middle East, Schroders

This event may be of particular interest to: 
Corporate Issuers; Investment Officers; Wealth Managers; Compliance Officers; Legal Advisors; Service Providers; Regulators

Please note that for this event the Chatham rule will apply.