Our Unique Story
The Sustainability MeetUp, an Initiative founded by Sustainability Knowledge Group in 2014, is an open to all, learning and networking platform on Sustainability, ESG and CSR topics. The Sustainability MeetUp encourages an open discussion and best practice exchange amongst Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility professionals and Sustainability advocates in Europe and the Middle East.
The Sustainability MeetUp is the first initiative of its kind in the Middle East, and its long-established presence and legacy enables a deep understanding of key Sustainability topics and their management. Sustainability MeetUp creates a unique “participant experience” by encouraging and generating new thinking on what best practice on Sustainability might look like, both in theory and in practice. Guest speakers and participants are actively involved in shaping the meeting’s agenda, share experiences and lessons learned and are engaged in an open and authentic dialogue.
In May 2016, the Sustainability MeetUp became an official part of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the world’s leading professional association of Sustainability professionals.
Our journey so far
In May 2014, Sustainability Knowledge Group, founded the Sustainability MeetUp in Dubai, to cover the Middle East region and later expanded the Initiative in Europe. Through sponsoring the Sustainability MeetUp, Sustainability Knowledge Group, is actively engaged in raising awareness across Europe and the Middle East about Sustainability and ESG topics.
In May 2016, the Sustainability MeetUp became an official part of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the world’s leading professional association of Sustainability professionals. Since 2016, the local UAE Sustainability MeetUp and Cyprus Sustainability MeetUp are part of the Local Chapters of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). The chair of both local ISSP chapters is Aglaia Ntili, Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group.
What Sustainability MeetUp offers
Sustainability MeetUp Initiative provides a combination of open to all physical and virtual meetings on topical Sustainability, ESG and CSR topics.
- Provides Networking Opportunities for Sustainability, ESG and CSR professionals, advocates as well as passionate “novices” at local and international level
- Encourages an Open Dialogue in an informal setting
- Enhances Capacity Building and Professional Development through access to best practice, knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer for all
- Fosters Cooperation via partnerships and collaboration with peers bringing together people from the public and the private as well as the third sector
- Provides Resources, Research and Advocacy for advancing Sustainability, ESG and CSR and promotes Professional Certification (International Society of Sustainability Professionals – ISSP), policy frameworks and legislation on Sustainability
The vision of the Sustainability MeetUp Initiative is to constitute a platform of open discussion and best practice exchange that unites Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and ESG professionals and advocates across Europe and the Middle East.
The purpose of the Sustainability MeetUp Initiative is to promote the concept of Sustainability and Sustainable Development across Europe and the Middle East while enabling access to knowledge for all.
The role of the Sustainability MeetUp Initiative is to enhance Sustainable business by advancing the level of awareness and knowledge of businesses, individuals, and the wider network of stakeholders, while taking into consideration the local context.
Open meetings are free to attend and open to everyone with an interest in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG.
ISSP Members only meetings
Members only meetings are closed meetings exclusively for ISSP members.
Join the upcoming meetings
To become an ISSP member and be able to attend our members only meetings, you need to complete the formal registration via the ISSP website (www.Sustainabilityprofessionals.org).
The UAE and Cyprus ISSP Local Chapters are not responsible for registering members.
The local chapters do not charge extra registration fees on top of the fees paid directly to the ISSP.
Membership fees are subjected to ISSP policies.
For information please visit: www.Sustainabilityprofessionals.org.
Special rates are available.
Sustainability MeetUp Gallery
Join the upcoming meetings