Contact recognised as one of ME’s sustainability leaders at Forbes Middle East Sustainability Leaders’ Summit 2023

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Contact Financial Holding, the leading provider of non-banking financial services in Egypt, actively participated in the Forbes Middle East Sustainability Leaders’ Summit 2023. Contact was recognised as one of the sustainability leaders in the Middle East at the summit, acknowledging its significant and tangible role in promoting sustainability and environmental values in the region and beyond. 

This summit is a premier initiative to explore energy transition possibilities in the region and its potential for progress. Held in Abu Dhabi on November 2-3, 2023, the summit brought together international leaders in sustainability, technology, finance, and policy under one roof, chaired by Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade for the UAE. The summit featured the distinctive theme, “Driving Economic Growth For A Greener World.”

In his speech at the summit, Said Zater, CEO of Contact Financial Holding and President of the Egyptian Union for Consumer Finance, reaffirmed Contact’s commitment to promoting financial inclusion and improving the quality of life for current and future generations. 

He also emphasised Contact’s unwavering dedication to providing financial products and services that enhance environmental and economic sustainability.

Zater stressed the importance of applying sustainability principles as a foundation to protect the planet and ensure the continued well-being of future generations. 

He also highlighted the importance of technological advancement and digital transformation in achieving sustainability, affirming that these elements can be a fundamental part of economic development. 

The group believes that technological innovation and the use of clean energy sources can contribute to improving the environment and achieving sustainability simultaneously.

Commenting on Contact’s recognition at the summit, Zater expressed, “Contact Financial Holding has truly emerged as a leading force in the realm of sustainability in the Middle East. Our unwavering commitment to sustainability principles and our dedication to fostering environmental and sustainable development have been pivotal in this achievement. The recognition we received at this summit is a testament to our significant and tangible contributions in advancing sustainability and environmental values, not only within the region but also beyond its borders.”

Zater concluded his speech by emphasising that sustainability and economic development can coexist, representing a comprehensive vision that brings together aspects of development and prosperity. 

He emphasised the importance of cooperation to build a better world for current and future generations, raising the flag of sustainability as a fundamental lifestyle and strategy for success.

Contact’s participation in the Forbes Middle East Sustainability Leaders’ Summit 2023 reflects its strong commitment to sustainable development, underscoring Contact’s role as a pioneering company in the field of non-banking financial services. 

It is one of the first groups to embrace the concept of sustainability from the outset, with a strong belief that sustainability is an essential element for economic growth and sustainable development.

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