|Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and HSBC organized a webinar for global investors about the S&P and Hawkamah UAE ESG Index recently launched by DFM. The webinar enabled a diversified audience of investors to gain knowledge about the new index and its role in strengthening the UAE market competitiveness. |
This first of its kind index from financial markets in the UAE and the region underlines DFM’s leading role in promoting best practices of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), as growing numbers of international institutions are factoring ESG into their investment decisions.
Senior industry experts who have addressed inquiries of global investors included; Ashim Paun, Co-Head of ESG Research, HSBC Global Research, Khalifa Rabba, Deputy Division Head of Operations, DFM, Dr Ashraf Gamaleldin CEO, Hawkamah Middle East Institute for Corporate Governance and Jaspreet Duhra, Senior Director, S&P Dow Jones Indices. The webinar attracted 143 investors from 19 countries.