Luma Saqqaf Discusses Sustainability from a Middle Eastern Perspective
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In this episode, Kaitlyn Allen talks with Luma Saqqaf, a Sustainable Finance Practitioner working with companies and financial institutions to achieve their desired ESG goals. Luma regularly advises the Dubai Financial Market on sustainable finance issues and regulations. Her experience is built from three decades in finance, Islamic finance, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

Listen as Kaitlyn and Luma discuss various ESG topics through a Middle Eastern lens. Every region of the world has unique perspectives on how to prioritize and address sustainability challenges. The Middle East is no different. Each country in the region operates with various commitments from its respective government. The spectrum of maturation in this space is broad. Some companies in this region are just beginning their focus on sustainability, while others are well into their journey with clear strategies to implement sustainable solutions.

In typical ESG Decoded fashion, Kaitlyn does a great job deciphering the 'acronym alphabet soup' that often accompanies ESG-related discussions. Speaking of fashion, Luma is also the Funder and Creative Director for a sustainable womenswear brand, BYLUMA, founded in 2017. The team at BYLUMA is comprised of 100% women, many of whom are on flexible work schedules.

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