Sovereign and Public Investors Dialogue

Leveraging institutional investment for sustainable development
Session Type
Session Themes
Institutional Investors
Room number
Hall 4 Room 13
Contact Email
18 October 2023
08:45 - 11:15 Abu Dhabi

The urgency to boost investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation is growing with every annual COP meeting. As "universal owners" with large investments in companies across a huge range of sectors and markets, sovereign and public investors are in a unique position to drive sustainability along the investment chain and channel more capital into key sectors that can contribute to the energy transition and long-term sustainable development, in particular in developing countries.

This event will bring together international institutional investors and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to investing in sustainable development in an era of uncertainty. They will aim to identify policy options for governments, good practices for funds, and potential new partnerships in support of increased investment in the energy transition, with a focus on developing economies where capital for sustainable growth is critical.

Session themes:

  • How can sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other institutional investors contribute to net zero and the energy transition?
  • How can institutional investors from developed and developing regions work together to channel more investment to sustainable development in developing countries?
  • How can governments facilitate long-term institutional investment in sustainable and inclusive development and maximize its development benefits?


Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Chief Executive Officer, Ithmar Capital, Morocco and Chair, Africa Sovereign Investors Forum
Executive Director, Infrastructure Department, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Chief Executive Officer, International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF)
Executive Director, Transition Investment Lab, NYUAD and University of Turin
Chief Executive Officer, State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Deputy Executive Director, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Nigeria
Chairman of the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI) and Senior Vice President, French Caisse des dépôts (CDC)
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA)
Chief Product Officer, Astana International Finance Centre Authority, Kazakhstan
Director, Sustainable Investment and Innovation, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Director, Edelweiss Alternatives
Chief Executive Officer, Fonds Souverain de Djibouti