Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, August 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
The challenge of advancing and innovating towards a better livelihood while shielding the earth's natural resources has confronted governments, policy makers, environmentalists, corporates and communities for years. Though an inclusive global agenda is in place, namely the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Arabia CSR Network has for years focused on correlating these to regional initiatives.
The 7th cycle of the Arabia CSR Forum is to be held under the patronage of the League of Arab States on 19th and 20th October 2016 at Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A number of high profile speakers will be a part of the 2016 Forum bringing forth their insights and perspective on CSR and Sustainability. Esteemed speakers will join from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), The League of Arab States, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and UNEP-ROWA, to name a few. It is expected to result in an important guidance to achieve the unification of Arab interests and a synergy of commitment in the region.
The theme this year is “Accelerating the Arab Sustainable Development Agenda through Innovation and Collaboration”. Mrs Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of Arabia CSR Network, pointed out that the Forum will address four sessions. The first will focus on the current state of sustainability in the Arab world in the wake of the Millennium Development Goals, and what are the most pressing development priorities in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second session will dwell on partnerships for the SDGs; enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility for policy coherence and resilient collaborations. The third session will concentrate on “interdependencies and disparities between private, public and civil society collaborators.” Finally, the nexus of youth, innovation and social enterprise will be addressed in the fourth session.
The Arabia CSR Forum 2016 is a unique opportunity open to corporates and individuals to meet great minds, talk to stalwarts and network with peers on the latest trends and developments in CSR and Sustainability.
The Arabia CSR Network is a professional multi stakeholder organization established in the UAE in 2004. It is devoted to advancing the principles and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Arab region. It facilitates networking, learning and sharing experiences and knowledge in matters of CSR. The Arabia CSR Network was the first GRI certified training partner for the Arabic speaking Middle East countries. The Arabia CSR Network promotes, encourages and recognizes responsible business practices through services and offerings including trainings, research and best practice, advisory services, third party assurance and a Pan-Arab acclaimed award initiative known as the Arabia CSR Awards. The Arabia CSR Forum, organized annually, is the Arab region’s premier knowledge sharing, dialogue and networking event. For information, please visit www.arabiacsrnetwork.com.
Arabia CSR Network
Pritika De Noronha