SEDCO Holding joined the UK-Saudi Sustainable Investment Roundtable in London as event partner and sponsor in 2021, building on its participation last year and burnishing its position as a leading ethical and sustainable investor.
Hosted by the Saudi British Joint Business Council (SBJBC) on July 13th, the in-person event brought together investors with government representatives to discuss the role of the financial sector in supporting a green-led recovery, and opportunities for co-investment and partnerships.
Christian Gückel, Chief Risk Officer, SEDCO Capital participated in a panel discussion on how the financial sector could best support the transition to a green economy and sustainable growth. He was joined by key figures and thought leaders from Saudi Arabia and the UK.
Gückel highlighted socially responsible investing and value creation through longer-term returns, the increasing convergence between Shariah compliance and ESG investing, and the role of London as a connector for green finance and sustainable infrastructure funding.
During the discussion, Gückel shared SEDCO Capital’s recently-published whitepaper on integrating climate change into the investment process. He explained how SEDCO Capital’s investment strategies follow socially responsible approaches while increasing returns. Gückel also showcased SEDCO Capital’s Prudent Ethical Investing (PEI) framework, which integrates Shariah compliance with ESG investing to create compelling opportunities for all investors.
The event kicked off with introductory remarks by SBJBC Co-Chairs Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and Dr Emad ElDukair. UK Minister for Investment Lord Gerry Grimstone, Lord Mayor of the City of London William Russell, and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also addressed the event, which was supported by the Federation of Saudi Chambers and the Department for International Trade.
SEDCO Holding and SEDCO Capital have sustainability and Shariah compliance at the core of their investment strategies and are pleased to be able to share their experience and perspective on sustainable investing with global leaders. It is also an opportunity to showcase SEDCO’s unique Prudent Ethical Investing (PEI) approach that delivers strong results while staying true to Shariah and ESG principles.