Dubai, 27th September 2018… September is that time of the year when the Middle East’ most ambitious thinkers and doers convene around the subject of sustainable development and social impact in Dubai. A regional and global gathering of experts, business executives and government organisations that work towards a more fair, just and sustainable society.
Now in its 15th year, the annual Social Impact Summit is the leading event to learn from inspirational leaders as well as to share best practice on sustainable development programs in the MENA region.
The Ta’atheer awards ceremony recognises outstanding achievements made by organizational teams that have contributed to the development of the region’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability agenda.
Each year, outstanding organisations and teams in the sector are recognized and honoured through the Ta’atheer Awards in 8 categories. Leading voices in the international and regional social impact sector participated at the forum including but not limited to Dubai Chamber, TOMS, United Nations Global Compact UAE Network, EWS-WWF, World Bank, Expo 2020, ADIB, NYUAD, UNHCR and more.
Commenting on the summit’s rich 14-year legacy, Tana Mabeza, Forum Director at Informa Middle East| KNect365, mentioned, ‘’Each year, the Summit evolves to keep up with the changing times and a rapidly changing industry. Our research has highlighted the need for organisations to rethink and reposition their CSR initiatives, ensuring they are strategic and aligned with business objective, while gaining trust and respect from society at large.’’
Dubai is well on its way to become fully sustainable by 2050. The Dubai Energy and Water authority for example has devoted a large part of its budget for clean energy projects to generate 25% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2030 and 75% by 2050.
Informa’s Social Impact Summit is an annual event which covers the most pertinent issues affecting the sector providing a platform for Ministries, regulators, investors, CSR leaders, charities and NGOs as well as solution providers, to share ideas and strategies on developing the social impact sector into a core component of national development.
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