Category Archives: Sustainablity & Strategy

Will the ‘Year of Giving’ be the catalyser for CSR strategies in the UAE?

Should a strategic CSR plan within an organisation exceed much more than philanthropic initiatives? Theoretically, CSR includes four types of responsibilities: economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary.

Ecosia – Search the web, save the environment

Now we can make a difference even when we’re sitting behind our screens. Ecosia was founded by Christian Kroll, Ecosia’s CEO, in December 2009. Christian studied business administration in Nuremberg and decided to travel the world for some inspiration on

How to give it: Why charity should begin in the science lab

By Caroline Fiennes This article first published Financial Times and Giving Evidence  Not all charities are good causes. This may sound surprising, because we’re used to thinking of them all as being somehow virtuous, but they vary in their effectiveness. Smart donors

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016: Renewables full throttle!

As the first global gathering after COP21 in Paris, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week was an interesting place to gauge the global temperature.

Young voices for the planet

When we look at the world, we see a huge divide between those who have practically nothing and those who have so much. One aspect of this divide is the issue of waste; not only the amount of waste created,

What if we stopped sugarcoating CSR and added a bit of realism to the discussion?

Written by: Nicolas Delaunay, Founder of Values Added  As I was hearing world leaders, at the opening of COP21, competing for the most earnest, lyrical declaration about the imperative to take action on climate change (“for sure this time, cross my