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DFM reinforces its leading role in promoting best practices of ESG integration amongst market participants

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As part of its leading role amongst regional exchanges promoting international best practices in capital market sector, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has organized a workshop about businesses’ reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices in cooperation with the CFA Society Emirates.

The workshop aimed at updating DFM-licensed brokerage firms and investors as well as CFA Society Emirates members on the findings of the latest report on ESG Integration in Europe, The Middle East, and Africa issued by the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the CFA Institute in March 2019, with a contribution from DFM.

ESG practices are gaining further significance amongst investors globally as they are increasingly incorporating ESG factors in their investment analysis and processes, and value listed companies’ commitment towards ESG reporting, with many international funds taking this commitment into consideration when making their investment decisions.

The DFM’s contribution in the report focused on the integration of ESG principles within its Sharia’a Standards, considering its status as the first Sharia’a-compliant exchange globally since 2007 and its active role in strengthening Dubai’s leading position as the capital of Islamic economy globally.

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