The UAE local chapter organises open, members only and special events to support the professional development of sustainability professionals. Open meetings are open to everyone to attend.
What to expect in an open meeting:
- Meet like-minded professionals
- A friendly and professional atmosphere that supports sustainability
- Guest presentations from leaders in the field that have a strong learning element
- Be informed on the latest trends and developments at a global and local level
- Raise questions and get valuable input
- Discuss opportunities for partnerships
- Each meeting has an estimated duration of 2 hours.
Guest speakers support us by sharing their experience and lessons learned, and we have so far addressed issues related to understanding CSR and Sustainability, Sustainable supply chains, communicating CSR and Sustainability, employee engagement.
Below you can find upcoming and past meetups:
20th MeetUp in Dubai by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals ‘’Energy and Environmental Sustainability’’
Tuesday, April 24th 2018
“Energy and Environmental Sustainability”
The 20th MeetUp brings fresh insights on energy efficiency and the role of energy professionals in managing Sustainability challenges and utilizing opportunities.
Unstable fuel prices, greenhouse gas emissions, energy security, internal strategic priorities and stakeholder involvement, create enormous pressures on companies to develop or adjust their strategy and corporate goals to meet more sustainable, low carbon, environmentally friendly innovations/technologies and energy efficient solutions. Sustainable economic development goes hand in hand with energy and environmental sustainability. Private and public sector need to prioritise internal energy efficiency, as well as manage environmental impacts arising from their operations. Improving energy efficiency, addressing environmental concerns and energy security are on top of the agenda of energy professionals who are looking constantly for ways to power economic activity and business advancements with less energy.
Wednesday, November 15th 2017
“CSR, mandatory contributions and the UAE national agenda”
Recent updates in the CSR front in Dubai make this meetup a must-attend!
In his recent address, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy stated that the UAE government seeks to ensure AED500 million in financial aid and in-kind support by UAE-based companies in furtherance of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during 2017.
Monday, October 2nd 2017
“Sustainability: How to develop your roadmap to excellence”
Sustainability Knowledge Group is proud to announce the 18th CSR & Sustainability Meetup on October 2nd in Dubai!
Sunday, November 13th 2016
Our 17th meetup will discuss the transition from the GRIG4 Guidelines to the GRI Standards, which aspires to be the 1st global standard for sustainability reporting!
16th CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai “The role of women in CSR/Sustainability: Gender balance & business performance”
Wednesday, May 25th 2016
In our 16th CSR & Sustainability meetup our subject experts will engage our audience in active discussions around gender balance & business performance
15th CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai “Social Media Essentials for CSR & Sustainability Professionals”
Tuesday, April 12th 2016
Join our 15th meetup: “Social Media Essentials for CSR & Sustainability Professionals”. Our guest speakers will discuss the concept and value of communications in our demanding times and how to utilize the value of Social media for Sustainability and CSR purposes.
Tuesday, March 8th 2016
Sustainability Knowledge Group is proud to announce its 14th CSR & Sustainability Meetup on March 8th in Dubai!
On March 8th, our guest speakers will discuss the concept and value of UNGC for companies in the region and will describe the implementation process.
Wednesday, February 24th 2016
Sustainability Knowledge Group is happy to announce its 13th CSR & Sustainability Meetup on February 24th in Dubai!
During this event guest speakers will discuss the issues of sustainability and viability in small businesses. Special focus will be placed in responsible fashion and the case for sustainable fashion ventures in the region.
Wednesday, January 27th 2015
We continue our CSR & Sustainability meetups and we are excited to offer to all Sustainability & CSR advocates opportunities to expand their knowledge and play an active part in formulating the vision and consciously improving the sustainable behaviour of the region!
Monday, November 23rd 2015
On Monday, 23rd November we invite you to special version of the CSR & Sustainability meetup. As participants you will have the opportunity to introduce yourselves and speak more about your ventures, journey, challenges and how you are moving forward.