Sun, 07 May 2023
Over 300 regional and international leaders in Islamic banking, finance and insurance, sustainability, ESG and technology are expected to attend the Annual Islamic Finance Innovation Day (IFID) which will take place on May 30 at the Gulf Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The fourth edition of the event, which was founded and organised by FinMark Communications, will be held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB).
The Forum, which will focus on ‘Embedding ESG into Islamic Finance – Opportunities for Innovation and Growth’, is being held with the support of Lead Partner Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB). Interactive sessions, that have been designed by the Forum’s Advisory Committee of industry experts, will encourage knowledge sharing and exchange on how institutions and businesses in the industry can leverage the principles of ESG and the power of financial technology to accelerate further industry advancement, drive innovation and achieve long-term sustainable growth.
The Advisory committee is headed by CEO of BisB, Yaser Alsharifi, along with participation from senior representatives from the Central Bank of Bahrain, RFI Foundation, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance, Al Baraka Group, Aion Digital and Bahrain Chamber. The Forum will comprise of a keynote address and fireside chat with industry leaders as well as two panel sessions, ‘Going Beyond Compliance – ESG as a Driver for Innovation and Sustainable Growth’ and ‘The Essential Role of Fintechs in Accelerating ESG Adoption’.