Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, the Pearl Initiative and the United Nations Global Compact held their Second Regional Forum on 27 October in Dubai.
This landmark Forum titled "Sustainability in Action: Business and the UN Global Goals" convened more than 700 public and private sector representatives, who also discussed how the GCC private sector could help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unveiled by the United Nations earlier this year.
The speakers and delegates came from around the region and the world to discuss how the private sector in the Gulf Region can take action today to further the sustainable growth in a way which is good for business, addressing 5 themes – Prosperity, People, Planet, Peace and Partnerships.
At the Forum, the Pearl Initiative launched “The Business Pledge” as a powerful ‘call to action’ for business leaders in the Gulf Region to advance Sustainable Development.
Keynote speech by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.
Video Addresses by H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, The United Nations and H.E. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York.
Keynote speeches and panel discussions from international and regional business leaders including:
Publication Launch of Pearl Initiative’s 2016 Gulf Business Leaders Survey on SDGs. For more information about the Survey results, please click here.
The launch of “The Business Pledge” for business leaders in the Gulf with 166 taking the pledge. The Pledge servers as both a commitment to and a guide on the Private Sector’s journey towards responsible growth. For more information, about “The Business Pledge”, please click here.
Forum Highlight Video:
Follow the links below to view the full session videos: