ESG & Sustainability

DFM: Supporting a sustainable economy

We recognize that DFM plays an important role in supporting sustainable development not only in Dubai, but across the UAE—and that conducting our business in line with sustainability principles is vital to our long-term growth.

That’s why we introduced a strategic plan detailing our ESG & Sustainability objectives and how we plan to achieve them.

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DFM's Guide to ESG Reporting

We aim to promote ESG reporting practices and support our listed companies on their sustainability reporting journey. This guide reaffirms our pledge to promote sustainability in capital markets in alignment with our commitment to the UAE vision, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, and DFM’s Sustainability Strategy 2025.

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Joint Publication with S&P Global Sustainable 1

The report is a joint publication by S&P Global Sustainable1 and the Dubai Financial Market, a stock exchange located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the UN’s COP28 climate change conference is taking place. The goal of this report is to use S&P Global Sustainable1 data to demonstrate private sector progress on climate disclosure and emissions reductions in the region hosting COP and in the rest of the world.

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Sustainability Strategy

The following pillars make up the general blueprint for implementing our sustainability strategy:

Encourage listed companies to adopt ESG (environmental, social and governance) reporting practices

Raise awareness for the growing importance of ESG among global and local investors, and market participants

Contribute to the sustainable development goals of Dubai and the UAE