Dubai-UAE: 07 November, 2016
His Royal Highness Prince Charles was conferred ‘The Pearl Initiative Champion of Sustainability Award’ today by the leading Gulf business-led non-profit organization working on corporate governance, in honour of His Royal Highness’ tremendous contribution towards enhancing global understanding of the importance of sustainable business practices.
The award was presented during the GCC Regional Finance Leaders Circle of Practice Meeting organized by the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Project in Abu Dhabi.
Badr Jafar, Founder of the Pearl Initiative, who presented the award on behalf of the organisation said: “As a staunch advocate of numerous initiatives that contribute to making sustainability a mainstay for businesses and communities worldwide, HRH Prince Charles has had a formidable impact on the world at large. His vision to develop measurable interventions to protect future generations has guided several individual and organisational sustainability mandates. I am proud to count myself among those that he has influenced with his life lessons on sustainability. The Pearl Initiative is greatly honored to recognise HRH The Prince of Wales as a ‘Champion of Sustainability’. We congratulate the Accounting for Sustainability Initiative for its success in working with businesses in the Gulf Region towards sustainable best practices.”
The Pearl Initiative has been working with the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project for four years to spread awareness across the Gulf Region around the business case behind integrated reporting. The organisations signed a further cooperation agreement in November 2015 to create the Gulf Region Finance Leaders Circle of Practice – a vehicle to help share ideas, experiences and good practices amongst a group of experts in the regional finance community, to drive sustainability and set the pathway towards integrated thinking. The platform looks to create a space for collaborative innovation and to encourage companies to adopt an integrated approach by providing networking, mentoring and knowledge sharing opportunities.
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About Pearl Initiative
Developed in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships in 2010, Pearl Initiative is the leading Gulf business-led organisation fostering a corporate culture of accountability and transparency.
It seeks joint collaborative action between regional and global business leaders, international institutions, government bodies and wider initiatives within the Gulf region, exhibiting positive leadership and sharing knowledge and experience in order to influence the entire regional business and student community. Pearl Initiative, along with the United Nations Global Compact and its partner companies, is committed to implementing higher standards in areas such as corporate governance, anti-corruption best practices, inclusive management and boards, corporate reporting best practices and ethical leadership development.
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