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Sass Brown

“In the developing world, people recycle and reuse much more than in the west because there isn’t a place to throw it away, there is not a garbage collection system that takes it away and you never have to look at it again.” Dean, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) I have been in […]


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Wadi Wurayah – UAE’s Biosphere Reserve

In July 2018, Wadi Wurayah in Fujairah was designated a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The prestigious accolade is awarded for protected areas that demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature and promote sustainable development. Biosphere Reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve […]


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Green Goals

Emirates NBD was one of the 11 financial institutions in the UAE to have signed the “Dubai Declaration of Financial Institutions in the United Arab Emirates on Sustainable Finance” at the UNEP FI 2016 Global Roundtable in Dubai. What was the outcome of this event and how does the signing of this declaration affect the […]


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The Importance of EVs

ONE MOTO – the region’s first electric motorcycles are disrupting the landscape of the food service and last-mile delivery industry, the benefits are vast. There are many reasons to consider an EV over a traditional motorcycle. Some outweigh others and some customers buy electric motorcycles for varied reasons. During our interview Adam Ridgway, CEO (ONE […]


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Emirati women are the foundation of tolerance and moderation in UAE society

Since its foundation, the UAE has adopted a path of tolerance, moderation, and acceptance. As a result of this, more than 200 nationalities are currently living in the UAE, under UAE laws that ensure justice, respect, and equality for all. The UAE is a bridge of communication and convergence between different people and cultures, based […]


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Nayef Shahin

How were the values and beliefs of Sheikh Zayed ingrained into the community you grew up in and how did it impact you personally? Well I think the mission and vision of Sheikh Zayed, is planted in all Emiratis. It’s more of lifestyle, where the projection of his vision was more of what an Emirati […]


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Sara Al Madani

You’ve started and manage a number of businesses, and are on the board of several organisations. What is your overall approach to sustainability and human development and how do you go about instilling these values into the workplace? To be sustainable is not just something you apply at work, it’s something you apply in your […]


Transguard Group Launches Self-Service Payment Kiosks

With employee welfare at the foundation of Transguard Group’s business strategy, the company continues to set the standard for employee wellbeing in the region with its Corporate Social Responsibility programme and employee benefits. This includes the launch of Transguard Pay, an on-site, self-service kiosk that makes it easier than ever for site-based staff to stay […]


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Evoteq, Announces the Appointment of Jihad Tayara as its new CEO

Evoteq, a key subsidiary and digital transformation catalyst under the Bee’ah group of companies, has recently announced the appointment of Jihad Tayara as its new Chief Executive Officer. Evoteq, is quickly cementing its position as the region’s premier technology management partner developing impactful and disruptive technology solutions for customers to facilitate operations by increasing efficiency, […]


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Sustainability is the New Cryptocurrency

The Bitcoin technology has disrupted our view on money, but can it also truly change our approach to being sustainable? The “Rebound Effect” is a term used for explaining challenges in determining energy savings from efficiency. The effect has two components. The “direct rebound” is the percentage of energy savings from efficiency that are offset […]