SABB Participates in Saudi Green Initiative Forum in Sharm El Sheikh
The Saudi British Bank (SABB) participated in the Saudi Green Initiative Forum under the theme "From Ambition to Action" as part of the Global Climate Summit "COP 27" held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The participation was in line with the bank’s efforts and contributions in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) field.
Mr Tony Cripps, MD and CEO of SABB, spoke about the Kingdom’s movement towards sustainability and SABB's commitment to these principles.
He also highlighted SABB's role as a leading financial institution in supporting various institutions in the public, private and non-profit sectors to achieve sustainable development and providing supportive financing solutions for our corporate clients.
He also commended the Saudi Central Bank for its role in regulating and assisting the financial sector toward achieving sustainable growth in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and highlighted current collaboration with the Saudi Central Bank in forming an ESG advisory committee.
Mr Cripps also emphasized that SABB is committed to allocating capital to sustainable loans and green funds, especially given the growing interest of institutions in the Kingdom to implement sustainability principles and standards, including financial solutions in their various forms.
SABB’s participation comes from its pioneering role in environmental projects, most notably the implementation of its initiative to plant one million trees across the Kingdom, the largest environmental initiative in the financial sector, in cooperation with Murooj Foundation.
ESG and sustainability are key to SABB’s 5-year strategy, along with supporting new projects that will help the Kingdom achieve a more sustainable future.