Upcoming Events
14 November 2018

Strong integrity practices are becoming more and more crucial for organisations looking to lead their respective industries in the current business environment. In this digital age, developments in technology can assist organisations of all sizes in establishing and implementing effective integrity practices.

The “Business Integrity Principles: Driving Implementation for Sustainability” seminar will bring together business leaders and subject matter experts from various industries to discuss the benefits of implementing rigorous business integrity practices, with a focus on sharing successful best practice case studies.

With a primary focus on the voluntary adoption of best practices in integrity using emerging technologies, the discussion will seek to explore the mechanisms and systems implemented by organisations to detect, mitigate, and prevent against any incidents resulting from lapses in conduct surrounding business integrity.

The goal is to shed light on how organisations can use technology  to effectively implement and enhance systems and policies that promote business integrity  within an organisation.

Further, the Pearl Initiative will introduce the Gulf Integrity Indicator, a tool designed to provide organisations with a comprehensive framework to review their existing integrity practices, with the objective of identify areas for refinement and enhancement.

17 December 2018
Over the past year, the Pearl Initiative has collected data surrounding governance practices in the philanthropic sector from leading philanthropic organisations in the Gulf Region through a series of interviews, focus group discussions and surveys. Our research has shown that in the Gulf Region, philanthropic organisations are taking positive measures to enhance their governance practices, particularly practices related to transparency and impact evaluation.

However, despite ongoing efforts in the sector, discussions with key players reveal that:
  • There is a requirement for philanthropic initiatives to be increasingly focused on results rather than activities solely; and
  • There is a requirement for philanthropic organisations to introduce defined systems or standards to better monitor the results of their initiatives and measure their impact.
The Pearl Initiative, in collaboration with en.v, a Kuwait-based organisation dedicated to fostering social development and civic engagement, shall deliver a two-day workshop featuring local and international experts, on results-based programme design and monitoring and evaluation in CSR and philanthropic initiatives.

The workshop is designed for CSR managers and directors in leading corporations and family firms based in Kuwait.