The event will take place at the Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The goal is to advance the livelihoods of those in the region while also shielding the earth’s natural resources. At the conference, high profile speakers will give insight into corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Speakers include representatives from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), The League of Arab States and the Earth Institute at Columbia University and UNEP-ROWA.
This year’s conference theme is “Accelerating the Arab Sustainable Development Agenda through Innovation and Collaboration.” The forum will address four sessions: the current state of sustainability in the Arab world and pressing development priorities; enhancement of corporate social responsibility for policy coherence; interdependencies and disparities between pubic and private collaborators; and the nexus of youth, innovation and social enterprise.
The Arabia CSR Network, a professional multi-stakeholder organization created in the UAE in 2004, exists to advance corporate social responsibility in the Arab world.