#Sustainability

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa to eliminate single-use plastics in SIMs and recharge cards

It is aiming for its operations to become carbon neutral by the end of 2021

Elon Musk’s bitcoin concerns sink crypto-linked stocks

Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 per cent, sinking to as low as $46,045, before trimming the decline

Do event management and sustainability mean the same?

Running sustainable events is not on every company’s radar but there are many reasons for producing them

Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

Deeper intelligence to drive sustainability in 2021 and beyond

Majority of businesses in MEA have embraced sustainability reporting standards

Abu Dhabi summit: Regional leaders pledge to accelerate progress on climate action

A total of 11 countries have signed a group statement to ensure the success of the Paris Agreement

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince announces two massive green initiatives to combat climate change

The overall regional tree planting programme (with 50 billion trees) is claimed to be the largest reforestation programme in the world

Drew Joshua Dennehy Three Coffee

The SME Story: Drew Joshua Dennehy, co-founder and general manager of Three Coffee

Dubai-based Three Coffee aims to implement sustainable practices along the entire coffee value chain

Why regional e-commerce companies must prioritise sustainability

Rising demand for online shopping and time-definite deliveries is expected to weigh heavily on sustainability as urban density, air pollution and traffic congestion scale

Three important future trends to look out for in 2021

Countries need to tackle vulnerabilities in their economies, embrace innovation and move towards a more digital future

Evian Middle East introduces new label-free, 100% recycled water bottle

Evian seeks to become a ‘fully-circular’ brand by 2025

Energy firm Engie partners with Abu Dhabi on tech-driven sustainability project

Blue Carbon project seeks to rehabilitate Abu Dhabi’s mangrove habitats using drones

Video: Saudi Crown Prince announces car-free, zero-carbon city, ‘The Line’

Located within NEOM, the city is expected to house one million residents and create 380,000 jobs by 2030

Digitalisation of oil and gas could unlock up to $2.6 trillion by 2025: DHL

Growth is expected to be subdued until at least till end 2021, report says

Sustainability reporting increases in top UAE companies amid new mandates

Increase attributed to greater commitment to national green initiatives

How data is quantifying the impact of plastic on the environment

Research shows 11 billion plastic bags are used annually in the UAE

Dubai’s Al Ghurair Group partners with SirajPower for solar power projects

SirajPower to install a 1.8 MWp solar rooftop plant at Gulf Extrusions factory

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Supermarket chain Waitrose to charge for plastic bags as part of sustainability initiative

All proceeds from the sale of plastic bags will be donated to Emirates Nature-WFF

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Abu Dhabi says key sustainability event planned for January 2021 will be held virtually

The 2020 edition of ADSW hosted around 45,000 attendees from 170 countries, with more than 500 high-level speakers from around the world

Dubai Chamber headquarters extension slated to be ready by early 2021

As much as 76 per cent of the construction work has been completed on the building

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Dubai Tourism extends deadline for hotels to comply with sustainability measures

Hotel establishments have been offered a 12-month extension to ensure they implement the new measures

How should regional economies rebuild a post-Covid world

Sustainability must take priority as economies begin the process of recovering from the impact of the coronavirus

The way forward for GCC’s sustainable construction space

Regional governments are stepping up efforts to transition to sustainable building practices

Covid-19 impact on the GCC’s energy sector: Switching on or off?

The energy sector continues to be the biggest pillar powering the growth of GCC economies. But as it reels with the impact of the historic oil price drop and the Covid-19 pandemic, is the outlook for the future brighter?

Majid Al Futtaim launches Dubai’s ‘first’ in-store hydroponic farm

The farm spans 24 square metres and can accommodate up to 16 varieties of leafy greens and herbs

The climate crisis: Is the GCC doing enough in the sustainability space?

While many regional companies are championing the cause, more needs to be done