ESG: On government agendas

Regional Views

The MENA region is rapidly starting to invest in renewable energies, issue green bonds and drive innovative green financing initiatives. Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors are therefore a growing focus for our team at Arabia Monitor. This week, we analyse the sector, focusing on:

  • The expansion in ESG integration in the MENA region, as regulatory frameworks are introduced, and diversification becomes increasingly necessary.
  • What is more, How Islamic finance practices complement the underlying fundamentals of ESG, creating an opportunity for the region to lead ESG adoption in the future.
  • The implementation of regulations for sustainability disclosure, particularly by sovereign wealth funds.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Ghalia Al Bajali, Analyst

The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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