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         Semiramis InterContinental Cairo - October 2015

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8:30 am –9:00 am Registration

Plenary Session

9:00 am-9:30 am Introductory and welcome remarks
 
Dr. Mohammed Omran - Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)
Mr. Sherif Samy - Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
H.E. Ghada Waly - Minister of Social Solidarity
H.E. Ashraf Salman  - Minister of Investment


9:30 am-9:45 am       
Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Siobhan Cleary, Consultant to the World Federation of Exchanges
Recent efforts by developed and emerging markets to enhance sustainability.

Session I

9:45 am-11:00 am Importance of sustainability globally
 

The session will address the importance of sustainability globally and why it is imperative for companies to take strategic actions so that their business activity adds value not only to the bottom-line, but also to people, communities and the planet at large. It will include recent efforts by developed and emerging countries to enhance sustainability. Then there will be presentations from three Egyptian companies to emphasize the benefits of being members at the UN Global Impact Initiative.

Moderator: Ms. Siobhan Cleary, Consultant to the World Federation of Exchanges
- Dr. Miwa Kato,
Country Director, UN Women Egypt - Importance of sustainability as a global phenomenon.
- Mrs. Hanaa Helmy, CEO EFG Hermes Foundation: Benefits of joining UN Global Compact Initiative.
- Mr. Amr Osman, LOGIC Holding Chairman & IED Chairman: Challenges facing sustainability in family business.
- Eng. Abd El Hamid Mohasseb, CEO, Al Ahram Security Group: Challenges facing sustainability of Egyptian companies.
- Mr. Muhammad Al-Fouly, UN Global Compact Officer for Egypt Network: The Role of UN Global Compact in Sustainability
 
11:00 am-12:00 pm      Coffee break



12:00 pm-12:30 pm
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Dalia Abd El Kader, General Manager - Director of Marketing & Communications -
Arab African International Bank (AAIB)
AAIB: a notable example of the first Egyptian bank that joined UN Global Initiative: Challenges and benefits

Session II

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Sustainability in the Egyptian capital market
 

The session will address the role and efforts undertaken by EGX to promote sustainability in the capital market and  a presentation from a major company present at S&P/EGX ESG index. It will also include sustainability initiatives by NGOs and civil society and other organizations in Egypt.

Moderator: Dr. Medhat Nafei, General Manager, Risk Management, EGX
- Ms. Ghada Hammouda, Chief Marketing Officer, Qalaa Holdings: Qalaa Holdings: Championing Responsible Investing and Inclusive Growth in Africa is a win-win equation.
- Dr. Khaled Tarabieh, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design, GSAS CGP, LEED AP (O+M), AUC:
AUC - The  first university in the MENA region to issue a Carbon Footprint Report that identified carbon emissions sources and strategies towards reducing them
- Dr. Hala Morgan, Board of Trustees, Member, Esmaona Association


Session III

1:30 pm-3:00 pm Enhancing the sustainability of key resources: land, water and energy
 

Making decisions about sustainable development and climate change mitigation is no longer the sole role of governments. There is increasing recognition to a more inclusive concept of governance, which includes the contributions of government, the private sector, and civil society. Energy security issues, water scarcity and environment pollution calls for these three entities to work together to mitigate those risks in the communities in which they operate. Generally, mitigation options that improve productivity of resource use whether energy, water, or land, will yield positive benefits across all three dimensions of sustainable development.

Moderator: Mr. Muhammad Al-Fouly, UN Global Compact Officer for Egypt Network
- Mr. Muhammad Al-Fouly, UN Global Compact Officer for Egypt Network: Natural resources management
- Ms. Nada Shousha, Country Manager for Egypt, Libya and Yemen, Middle East and North Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC): The role of private sector in sustainability and how  IFC can assist
- Mr. Bruno Carre’, CEO, Suez Cement Group: Sustainability at the foundation of Suez Cement’s strategic development.
- Mr. Ayman Shehata, Corporate Responsibility Strategy Manager PwC Egypt: Socio-economic impacts of Renewable Energy

N.B.: Agenda is subject to change.


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