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#LetsTalkMiddleEast

#LetsTalkMiddleEast – a podcast series where we discuss topical developments affecting the region, with a range of industry experts.

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#LetsTalkESG

With the upcoming United Nations climate summit (COP27) being hosted in Egypt this year, there is renewed focus on the Middle East to show leadership and initiative on tackling issues of climate change.

We are at the forefront of this development with our #LetsTalkESG podcast series. In these episodes, we speak with a range of industry experts in the Middle East on the ESG landscape in the region and the journey to net zero.

Episode 1 - #LetsTalkESG with... Ibrahim Al-Zu'bi

In this episode, Dubai energy & infrastructure managing associate, Deepika Sriram, speaks to Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid al Futtaim, Vice Chair of the United Nations Global Compact Network UAE and author of ‘How To Net Positive’, to discuss the evolution of ESG in a post covid-19 era and share strategies on how to embed ESG principles in corporate policies to generate long term value.

Episode 2 - #LetsTalkESG with...Habib Abdur-Rahman

In episode two, corporate partner, Waleed Rasromani, speaks to Habib Abdur-Rahman, Head of ESG at Investcorp, to take a closer look at the opportunities for investors and the private sector to embed ESG in their day-to-day business operations, and the development of new technologies that will help the transition to net zero.

Episode 3 - #LetsTalkESG with...Abdulrahman Bajammal

In episode three, energy & infrastructure managing associate, Leila Amos, speaks to Abdulrahman Bajammal, senior manager for portfolio asset management at Vision Invest to discuss how they have integrated ESG in their portfolio asset management and the wealth of opportunities in the infrastructure and public-private partnerships space in Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf Cooperation Council.

Episode 4 - #LetsTalkESG with...Dr. Sumaya Yusuf Hasan

In episode four, capital markets managing associate, Sergey Shiposha, speaks to Dr. Sumaya Yusuf Hasan, Chairperson of Natural Resources & Environment department at the Arabian Gulf University to discuss the challenges in waste management in the GCC and how is the region imposing initiatives to address these issues.

Episode 5 - #LetsTalkESG with...Shaun Johnson

In episode five, capital markets counsel Dalia Nammari, speaks to general counsel Shaun Johnson at BEEAH Group to explore the waste generation crisis in the GCC, the crucial role of technology in driving sustainability and what a circular economy looks like in practice.

Episode 6 - #LetsTalkESG with...Tatiana Antonelli

In episode six, energy & infrastructure managing associate, Deepika Sriram, speaks to Tatiana Antonelli, founder and managing director of Goumbook, to discuss the important role of a social enterprise in the region and the value of youth engagement with ESG initiatives.

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