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  • Saudi Awwal Bank is a National Champion for MENA Climate Week

    October 2023


    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 11 October 2023 - Saudi Awwal Bank is one of the National champions for MENA Climate Week 2023. This year the MENA Climate Week 2023 is taking place in Riyadh on October 08-12, at Boulevard Riyadh City, under the patronage of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

    MENA Climate Week 2023 will focus on climate actions including mitigation and adaptation whilst ensuring an inclusive approach that encompasses a wide range of voices. The three pillars are transformation, inclusion and solutions.

    Tony Cripps, CEO at Saudi Awwal Bank, commented: "KSA is the host of this year’s MENA Climate Week 2023, providing the Kingdom an opportunity to highlight its efforts to address climate change and “SAB” is proud to be a part of this event which aligns with our national ESG and sustainability objectives.”

    He added: “We're excited to be a part of MENA Climate Week 2023 as we aim to be leaders in the financial sector addressing climate change and reducing its impact.”

    The MENA Climate Week 2023 is being held ahead of COP28 in December. A key aim of MENA Climate Week 2023 is that it presents an opportunity for leaders to collectively voice regional climate impacts whilst showcasing progress on climate action to drive forward the Paris Agreement implementation at the regional level.

    This sponsorship is in line with “SAB’s” commitment to be a part of KSA’s Vision 2030 as KSA aims to lead the global stage on climate change and sustainability. “

    Furthermore, “SAB” is the official sustainable banking partner at the 13th edition of the Saudi Green Building Forum.


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