ISSP UAE Local Chapter

The purpose of the UAE Chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is to be the platform for open discussion and best practice exchange that will unite Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility professionals across the UAE. Our role is to enhance Sustainable business in the region by advancing the level of awareness and knowledge of businesses, individuals and the wider network of stakeholders.

The ISSP UAE Chapter is being formed from the CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai Group, which was founded in May 2014 to provide access to sustainability resources to everyone across the UAE, to increase awareness on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Responsibility, and improve sustainability performance of businesses and organizations. This meetup group is the first in the region to offer an open learning and networking platform for sustainability professionals and advocates. In May 2016, it became formal part of the ISSP. The chair of the UAE local ISSP chapter is Aglaia Ntili.

Our Vision is to promote the concept of Sustainability and Sustainable development (triple Bottom line) across the UAE and enable access to knowledge for all.

We conduct open and members-only meetings. Open meetings are open to everyone to attend. Members-only meeting are closed meetings that support the needs and the continuous professional development of ISSP members.

What we do

  • Networking
    Linking professionals sharing best practices and innovation, locally and around the world
  • Professional Development
    Providing access to best practice, knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer
    Providing training courses, webinars and professional certification (ISSP International)
  • Resources & Research
    Providing tools and resources for advancing sustainability
  • Partnerships & Advocacy
    Working with other sustainability-related organizations to extend our reach, understanding on Sustainability and promote certification, policy frameworks and legislation

Membership

We welcome experienced professionals from Business, Environmental, Marketing, HR, Quality, H&S, Supply Chain, Governance, Communication, Non-Profit and other relevant fields, passionate novices and ”love-to-share” advocates to join ISSP.

In order to join and become a member, prospect members need to complete their formal registration via the ISSP website (https://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org). The UAE local chapter is not responsible for registering members. The local chapter does not charge extra registration fees on top of the fees paid directly to the ISSP.

Membership fees are subjected to ISSP policies. For information on the fees please visit: https://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org. Special rates are offered for students.