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Equator Principles

The Equator Principles is a risk management framework adopted by financial institutions for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in capital projects.

On 20 September 2015, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) became the first UAE bank to adopt the Equator Principles, joining over 90 other international institutions in implementing a responsible approach to environmental and social risk in its lending decisions and advisory assignments. Following the merger with FGB in early April 2017, NBAD is now known as First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB).

Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance

The Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance is a commitment of the UAE banking sector to promote sustainable business and increase sustainable finance and investment under the leadership of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, the UAE Central Bank, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the UAE Banks Federation.

The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of (MOCCAE); along with representatives of leading banks and financial firms in the UAE who have signed the Declaration.At the event, His Excellency presented FAB with a Dubai Declaration memorial shield as a recognition of the bank's efforts and commitments to sustainability. The event also witnessed presentations from a number of signatories on their latest initiatives on sustainable finance. FAB provided an update on its issuance of the first ever Green Bond from the Middle East.

FAB is one of the initial signatories to the Dubai Declaration and is firmly committed in embedding sustainability within the organisational culture and conducting business in a responsible way. Our sustainability strategy and objectives are aligned with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and UAE Vision 2021.On 12th September2017, FAB hosted and participated in the first Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance plenary meeting organised by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

Representatives of signatories to the Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance at the initial plenary Meeting in September 2017 [photo credit – MOCCAE]


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Policy Statements

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