#Sustainability

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UAE joins international alliance promoting global transition to hydrogen

The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to join the international Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy

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Price, quality or sustainability? Know what your customers want

Consumers in the UAE have the highest proportion of ‘quality appreciators’ and the lowest proportion of ‘cost-conscious’ consumers

PepsiCo AMESA CEO Eugene Willemsem

Interview: PepsiCo’s Eugene Willemsen says building a culture of sustainability together is critical

PepsiCo’s CEO for Africa, Middle East and South Asia tells Gulf Business why the company is driven by sustainability and focused on supporting communties in the region

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Gaining ground: Sadhguru and his global mission to save soil

Soil conservation and restoration is key to the survival of our species, says Indian environmentalist and spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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Three ways data is helping industrial companies to achieve environmental KPIs

When aggregated and contextualised, data can help unlock sustainability dividends on the road to our common net-zero targets

World Environment Day: Scaling a circular economy

We look at some companies in the UAE that have championed a circular economy, while promoting sustainability and conscious consumerism

Waitrose says no to single-use plastics

Waitrose aligns with UAE ban on single-use plastic bags

Waitrose will discount 25 fils from the total bill when customers bring one or more bags to shop with at store regardless of the bag material or brand

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Asus unveils commercial strategy during EMEA Commercial Business Summit in Turkey

Over 200 key retail partners and distributors gathered in Istanbul to experience the latest education and enterprise solutions

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Aveva demonstrates data’s key role in sustainable industrial growth

Aveva PI World conference explores how information supports innovation across the industrial ecosystem by enabling the connected industrial economy

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How 5G-powered technology can contribute to a greener, equitable world

Technology powered by 5G and wider connectivity can potentially reduce annual emissions from transport by 6.6–9.3 million tons carbon dioxide equivalent

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Averda becomes Nakheel’s primary waste and sustainability partner for Discovery Gardens

Averda will provide 50 large recycling cages, making it easier for residents to recycle, with three bins dedicated to collect electrical items

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DEWA nears completion of SWRO plant in Jebel Ali

The Dhs897m SWRO desalination plant has a production capacity of 40 million imperial gallons per day of desalinated water

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Second-hand should be ‘first’, believes Reluxable’s Marie-Hélène Stavelot

The founder of the online aggregator for pre-loved luxury items encourages people to change their mindset about buying second-hand clothing

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Exclusive: Interview with Charles Giancarlo, CEO at Pure Storage

When it comes to sustainability, Giancarlo explains why it is an essential element for tech companies and why they need to consider ESG now than ever

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad reduces carbon footprint by 56% between 2018-2021

Etihad aims to reach net zero emissions by 2050

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Earth Day 2022: Why re-manufacturing is the future

Re-manufacturing could be the key to cutting emissions for the tech industry, says Canon EMEA’s sustainability engagement manager

DEWA EV Green Chargers provide 8,800+ MWh of electricity to date

DEWA’s EV Green Charger network has expanded to over 325 charging stations across Dubai, serving 5,107 electric vehicles as of January 31

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Dubai’s RTA endorses five-year sustainability plan

The plan includes 20 projects across categories such as environmental leadership, community leadership and economic prosperity

Dubai Chamber of Commerce saves Dhs11m with paperless strategy

Last year, the chamber received the ‘100% Paperless Stamp’ after meeting the targets outlined as part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy

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UAE, Israel sign MoU to cooperate in agriculture

The ministries have agreed to collaborate on developing and sharing knowledge and technology to increase the quality of agricultural produce

How to best fund a sustainable future

The main challenge: capital markets do not yet fully understand what the rule book for sustainable investing looks like

Expo 2020 Dubai has stimulated real estate growth: JLL

The firm’s regional property outlook for 2022 showcases trends such as flexible office spaces and sustainability in built environments

Why sustainability must be a top priority for UAE organisations

Epson’s EMEAR president and CEO, Yoshiro Nagafusa shares their roadmap towards sustainable transformation through technology innovation

Free door-to-door recycling service comes to Dubai

Since its launch in Abu Dhabi in November 2020, Recapp has built a community of 15,000 registered users and collected 150 tonnes of recyclables so far

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Explainer: Is the UAE ready to mainstream nearly zero energy buildings?

Green building strategies can be used to design and build healthy, comfortable, cost efficient and environmentally friendly living and working environments

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UAE’s ADNOC mulls sale of green bonds as it seek ESG funds

The UAE became the first Gulf state to commit to neutralising planet-warming emissions within its borders, which it aims to do by 2050

First Abu Dhabi Bank, Etihad and Visa to launch sustainability-linked credit card

The credit card will reward members for making sustainable choices, while providing options to offset emissions for their spending

UAE’s Aldar to reduce carbon emissions by 80,000 tons annually across assets

It will enable Aldar to save approximately Dhs40m per year in energy consumption costs

Egypt seeks to build affordable electric vehicles priced at around $20,000

Production is set to begin in 2023, with output increasing to an annual 20,000 units over three years

UAE’s 50th: Mapping the nation’s journey and the path forward

For a country rich in tradition and driven by ambition, the UAE’s journey in the past 50 years has been unprecedented. What’s in store for the next 50?