Sustainability Forum Middle East to Host Expert-Led Workshops Helping Businesses Accelerate their Net-Zero Journeys

– Register now to join session delivered by Deloitte, KPMG, Sustainability Group, PetroSkills and CFA Society Bahrain –

Manama – December 23, 2023 – Sustainability Forum Middle East, set to launch its second edition on January 8-9, 2024 at the Gulf Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain, will offer attendees a unique opportunity to join a series of expert-led workshops aimed at helping businesses launch or accelerate their net-zero journeys.

The Forum, being held in the presence of the Minister of Oil and Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak bin Daina, is a regional platform for engagement, dialogue and skills building in support of climate action.

Focused this year on “Achieving Net Zero – Pathways to Accelerating Implementation”, workshops will help attendees develop strategies for planning, implementing and reporting on the lowering of their organisation’s carbon footprint. The following interactive sessions will be delivered and open to all registered participants of the Forum:

  • KPMG, Bahrain – The Trusted Path to ESG Reporting and Assurance
  • PetroSkills – Sustainability Competency Cultivator Workshop
  • The Sustainability Group – After COP 28 – From Pledges to Progress and Beyond
  • Deloitte – Details Coming Soon
  • CFA Society, Bahrain – Climate Risk Drivers and the Path Towards Net Zero

Commenting, Ms. Laila Danesh, Managing Director at FinMark Communications, the Forum’s founder and organiser, added, “We’re excited to announce these exciting workshops to be delivered by regional and international sustainability leaders. We encourage companies to register to attend these knowledge-packed sessions, which will help participants come away with an enhanced understanding of how to develop effective plans to decarbonise their businesses and the steps they need to take to comply with and implement evolving rules and regulations as we move towards a low-carbon future.”

The Forum once again expects participation from more than 500 senior decision makers from across sectors and regional and international sustainability experts. Its world-class programme will look holistically at the road to net-zero and the essential collaborations, funding and regulations required to accelerate the journey for businesses across sectors and the regional economies. Importantly, on the agenda will also be highlights and outcomes from the COP 28 conference recently held in the UAE and its implications for MENA climate action.

The Forum, over its two days, will feature a number of keynote addresses and interactive panel sessions with participation from high-level speakers including senior government officials and business and climate leaders who will look at issues critical to achieving net-zero targets. Featured speakers include executives from Acwa Power, Alba, APM Terminals Bahrain, Bank ABC, Bapco Energies, Boston Consulting Group, Central Bank of Bahrain, Deloitte, EY-Parthenon, Electricity & Water Authority (EWA), Expo City Dubai, HSBC, Infracorp, KPMG, Lucid Motors, Red Sea Global, Standard Chartered Bank, and Zu’bi & Partners, among others. 

Supporting the Forum are a group of partners dedicated to regional climate action. These include Lead Partners: Bank ABC and Infracorp, Strategic Partners: Tamkeen, Bapco Energies and Standard Chartered Bank, Forum Partners: APM Terminals Bahrain, Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry), Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (BASREC), Zu’bi & Partners, and American Chamber of Commerce, Bahrain, Official Carrier: Gulf Air Group, and Media Partners: Asharq Business with Bloomberg, BFT and OGN.

For more information on the Forum and how to partner or register, please visit: or contact  [email protected]/+973 17 749759.


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