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Sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have been top of mind for several years but have increased in importance more recently partly due to a global pandemic, the increasing impacts of climate change, and increased awareness of social inequalities.

ESG programs are now recognised as key components of long-term value and business resiliency. Companies need to take tangible steps to leverage their ESG and sustainability programmes.

Join GCC BDI and FAB in a panel discussion on the current sustainability standards and the direction the world is moving towards and what directors on boards should know about the new international sustainability standards and climate disclosure standards, compliance, and risk that need to be considered when adopting new sustainability frameworks.

Event details:

Date: 1 December 2023

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (UAE time)

Location: First Abu Dhabi Bank Pavilion, Green Zone, COP28


  • John Gollifer, CEO, GCC Board Directors Institute


  • Mardi McBrien, Chief of Strategic Affairs and Capacity Building, IFRS Foundation
  • Dr. Maryam Ficociello, Chief Governance Officer, Red Sea Global
  • Ayasha Al-Ali, Director, SVP & Head of ESG Strategy & Engagement, FAB


First Abu Dhabi Bank Pavilion, Green Zone, COP28
Al Wasl Avenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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