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Delegates from nearly 200 countries, leaders of business and finance, and representatives of civil society will gather in Dubai from November 30 to December 12 for the COP28 climate conference with the aim of fast-tracking the transition to a clean-energy future.

We’ll be sending a delegation of senior representatives as we look to play an active role in discussions happening across Dubai. Our thought-leaders will drill down into the data that illuminates corporate progress toward global climate goals, pathways for transition finance, biodiversity, the phase out of coal-fired power, the greening of private assets, the evolution of carbon markets, and the emergence of resilience alongside carbon cutting as a theme for investment.

COP28 is expected to stress the importance of collective action to stop climate change and the critical role of finance in the low-carbon transition. With our participation we hope to help investors and other capital markets participants see what’s ahead and back climate commitments with action.

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Meet us - COP28

Meet with us at COP28

  • Speeding deployment of climate capital

    Saturday, December 2 | Waldorf Astoria (DIFC) | 4:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

    Speeding deployment of climate capital event with Atlantic Council. Prominent industry leaders will highlight the primary challenges and suggest viable solutions to redirect dormant capital to the areas crucial for achieving the targets of the Paris Agreement and sustaining economic growth. Followed by a networking session with cocktails and canapes. Speakers will include Paul Donofrio, Karen Fang, Jake Levine, Amadou Hott, Tom Montag, Filipe Blackwood-Oliveria, Damilola Ogunbiyi, Paul Bodnar, Hiro Mizuno, Guy Turner, and Oliver Marchand.

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  • Dinner for Leading Women in Climate and Finance

    Monday, December 4 | 7.30 p.m.​

    We’ve joined forces with Fin-Erth to host a unique dinner for women at the forefront of the climate transition in finance, innovation, politics and culture. Our collective endeavour is to deepen connections, foster deal flow, and share invaluable experiences that can unlock innovative climate solutions.

  • GEFI Climate Finance Summit​

    Monday, December 4 | Atrium (DIFC) | 9.00 a.m.​

    Developed with the COP28 team, bringing together leading banks, AMs, regulators and multilaterals to understand how we can finance survival. Naomi English, Global Head of Climate Strategy is joining panel on Catalysing Finance for Climate Solutions.

    More information here

  • Meet us in the Climate Action Innovation Zone​

    December 4-8 | Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre​

    We’re a partner of the Climate Action Innovation Zone—an inclusive, free to attend, platform for cross-sector collaboration at COP28.

    Come meet with us at booth 405

  • Sustainable Innovation Forum​

    Tuesday, December 5 | Climate Action Innovation Zone | 11.40 a.m. – 12.20 p.m.​

    As a Climate Action Innovation Zone partner, we will participate in the discussion on “Implementing resilient carbon markets on a global scale“.​

    More information here

  • Assessing decarbonization progress by G20 countries and listed companies

    Wednesday, December 6 | Global Climate Action Hub - Al Jeer, Blue Zone | 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

    Join us to unpack the findings from the latest Net-Zero Tracker report. Our confirmed speakers include:

    • Ali Zaidi, National Climate Advisor, Climate Policy Office, White House.
    • James Grabert, Director, Mitigation, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
    • Heather Zichal, Head of Sustainability, JPMorgan.
    • Tessa Ferry, Race to Zero Lead, Climate Champions, UN Climate Change High-Level Champions.
    • Emily Murrell, Policy Programme Director, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.
    • Carine de Boissezon, Chief Sustainability Office & Head of Impact, EDF Energy.
    • Gilles Vermot Desroches, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Institutional Relations, Schneider Electric.
    • Maurice Berns, Managing Director & Senior Partner; Chair, Center for Energy Impact.
    • Grant Dougans, Partner, Energy and Natural Resources lead, Bain & Company.
    • Hiromichi Mizuno, Special Advisor to MSCI Chairman and CEO Henry Fernandez.

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  • Reuters Energy Transition MENA 2023​

    Wednesday, December 6 | Marriott Resort, Palm Jumeirah | 10.40 a.m.​

    We’re joining the agenda to moderate a session on Mobilizing Green Finance: The Role of Government and Private sector investment.

    More information here

  • GEFI SDG Hive at COP28​

    Thursday, December 7 | IFC Academy (DIFC) | 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.​

    Workshop style sessions with the aim of driving private capital towards achieving the UN SDGs. The MSCI Sustainability Institute’s EMEA Research Director, Rumi Mahmood, will moderate the opening session “Investing in the SDGs”.

    More information here

Delegation - COP28

Our senior delegation

  • Henry Fernandez

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Oliver Marchand

    Global Head of Climate Research and Head of MSCI’s Climate Risk

  • Linda-Eling Lee

    Founding Director and Head of the MSCI Sustainability Institute

  • Hiro Mizuno

    Special Advisor to the CEO

  • Naomi English

    Global Head of Climate Strategy

  • Guy Turner

    Head of Carbon Markets

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