From sustainable to Impact Finance

Sustainable Finance, Impact Finance and Circular Economy can offer great opportunities for Corporates to deliver on climate commitments and other ESG objectives. The adoption of these practices has the potential to reduce risk and increase resilience through business model diversification, decoupling economic growth from resource use and environmental impact. Moreover, technology can play a key-role to manage this change.

Intesa Sanpaolo Banking Group and Its strategic partners, together with international keynote speakers will discuss about strengths and opportunities to support the transition towards the ESG principles.

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Moderator: Borki Youssef, Global Relationship Manager at Intesa Sanpaolo Dubai Branch

15:30 Opening remarks
Hedi El Karoui, General Manager ISP Dubai Branch
Vincenzo Antonetti, Head of Network Development at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

15:40 ROUND TABLE about Sustainable to impact Finance
Erica Abisso, Senior Corporate Banker – Sustainable Finance – Global Strategic Coverage, Intesa Sanpaolo (on site)
Hugh McCann - Strategic Partners Lead
Ellen MacArthur Foundation (online)
Giancarlo Giudici, Full Professor Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale – Osservatori Entrepreneurship Finance & Innovation (online)
Anis Samet, Prof. of Finance - American University of Sharjah (on site)
Aditi Sanyal, Partner - Simmons and Simmons

16:55 Coffee Break


17:20 Karim Al Jasir , Chief Sustainability Of􀏐icer -TheSustainable City Dubai – (on site)

17:35 Ann Marie Thodsen , ESG Advisor - Business transformation with the SDGs - (on site)

17: 45 Closing remarks