Open meetings

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:


19th Sustainability Meetup in Dubai by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals

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.

13th CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai “Sustainability and Ethics in fashion”

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.

11th CSR & Sustainability Meetup: Lets meet and talk!

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.

10th CSR & Sustainability Meetup!

Wednesday, 28th October 2015

Join us on Wednesday 28th October, as we celebrate our 10th meetup!
Ms Elaine Kelly from Microsoft will be sharing with us her experience from the CSR function in Microsoft. She will discuss the role of CSR and Sustainability in the company and the journey from global to local!