SEDCO Holding CEO talks ethical investments at WGES

CEO of SEDCO Holding Group Hasan Al-Jabri participates in a plenary session.
Updated 05 November 2019

SEDCO Holding CEO talks ethical investments at WGES

Underlining the growing importance of upholding responsible investment and finance principles to drive sustainable economic growth, Hasan Al-Jabri, CEO of SEDCO Holding Group, highlighted the company’s Prudent Ethical Investing (PEI) strategy at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019 held in Dubai. Al-Jabri was speaking at a plenary session titled, “Green Finance and Investments,” at the summit, which took place under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of UAE and the ruler of Dubai.
The summit, which saw the attendance of over 3,000 delegates, included high-profile speakers such as François Hollande, former president of France, and Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of the United Nations.
Featuring an impressive lineup of industry leaders and experts, the plenary session explored lucrative opportunities presented by green finance and how businesses can tap into this promising market by adopting sustainable practices. The speakers also shed light on various factors that hinder the growth and wider adoption of green financing and put forward recommendations to overcome these challenges.
Al-Jabri stressed the significance of ethical and socially conscious investing to help realize sustainable environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. SEDCO Holding’s PEI-based portfolios combine the principles of responsible and Shariah-compliant finance, bringing together the many benefits of both approaches. The strategy has been proven tremendously successful in ensuring enhanced long-term risk-adjusted returns to support the performance of businesses and promote greater sustainability.
“Ethical investing not only brings economic benefits, but also significantly contributes to environment-friendly initiatives and business operations thereby driving the expansion of the green economy. Major events like the World Green Economy Summit are offering us a strategic platform to spotlight the increasing importance of adopting responsible finance and banking principles and sustainable practices across businesses. They also provide us an excellent opportunity to address various challenges facing green investing, including a lack of awareness of its unmatched benefits,” said Al-Jabri.


Nissan Saudi Arabia offers door-to-door service in wake of lockdown

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Nissan Saudi Arabia offers door-to-door service in wake of lockdown

Nissan Saudi Arabia is providing its customers with a comprehensive door-to-door service, in light of the lockdown the Kingdom is facing in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The company has taken the initiative in partnership with Petromin Nissan and Morni to continue serving customers even at home.
This door-to-door service gives Nissan customers the assurance of having their vehicle picked up from a location of their choice for servicing by Nissan KSA professionals before being delivered back to their doorstep. As an additional precautionary step, the car will also be sterilized thoroughly before being returned to the customer. The service is available across the Kingdom to all Nissan customers and owners of Nissan vehicles free of charge except for the maintenance service costs, which will be incurred by the customer. Payment for maintenance services can be done online or through the service provider.
This is part of a range of services provided by Nissan KSA to ensure peace of mind for their customers during this difficult time.
Managing Director of Nissan Saudi Arabia Bader El-Houssami said: “We appreciate the trust our customers have placed in Nissan KSA, and we will take every measure to ensure they are provided an exceptional customer experience. In alignment with the government direction to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Kingdom, we want our customers to know they can rely on us to ensure they are provided with the safest and most convenient services, even through the toughest times. We are all responsible to do our part in combating the spread of this virus and protecting our society from it.”
“As a responsible corporate entity, Nissan KSA is taking every step to provide a smooth and uninterrupted customer experience during these uncertain times. The customer remains at the core of Nissan KSA’s business, and the company is fully supportive of the Saudi government’s relentless efforts to control the spread of the virus,” a statement said.
By providing this service to customers, Nissan KSA is encouraging people to stay at home as the company takes care of their car needs, in line with the steps taken by the Saudi government in containing the COVID-19 virus.