Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt’s largest and leading private sector bank, and the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) held Towards COP27 and Beyond Conference The conference represented the culmination of a 6-month initiative by the two organizations to ensure the voice of Africa is heard at this year’s COP27 being held in Egypt in November. CIB and ECES have been conducting a series of webinars and conferences focused on specific problems and offering solutions. To date, CIB have conducted six webinars and one conference.
Mohamed Sultan, Chief Operating Officer of CIB, said “CIB’s commitment to the environment and sustainability is broad and deep. As a founding member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance, we have dedicated resources to develop meaningful initiatives across all our businesses that impact our customers, employees, and the environment at large. Our partnership with ECES is an added dimension to CIB’s environmental activities. We are excited to bring forward the voice of Africa and support green projects in Egypt that can have a profound impact on the entire continent.”
Dr. Abla Abdel-Latif, Executive Director and Director of Research of ECES, and Chair of the Presidential advisory board for Econnomix Development, added, “Representing Africa gives special importance to COP27. Sharing CIB’s vision to address core environmental issues to develop realistic solutions makes this partnership powerful. Our joint activities have produced significant findings, and importantly, solutions which will result in a meaningful contribution to COP27.”
Over the course of the one-day conference the sessions included: