Dubai investments to roll out initiatives to support sustainable development goals

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Staff Report

Dubai: Dubai Investments PJSC, is set to adopt a number of ideas and initiatives across the group, put forth by its Sustainability Champions to support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These initiatives were identified and evaluated as part of DI Sustainability Champions Network, comprising 20 employees across Dubai Investments and its subsidiaries. The DI Sustainability Champions held a series of workshops, training and interactive events throughout 2017 to identify the shared benefits of UN SDG 2030 initiative, linking society, environment, companies and employees to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 and fulfil the objectives of the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative for 2017.

Subsequent to this, the DI Sustainability Champions came up with their ideas and proposals linked to one or several SDGs – ranging from eliminating poverty, improving health conditions, supporting education, promoting sustainable production and renewable energy.

Abdulaziz Bin Yagub Al Serkal, General Manager of Dubai Investments, said: “Dubai Investments is committed to the cause of sustainability across its operations, businesses and projects. The company is keen to roll out the initiatives proposed by its Sustainability Champions, with the Sustainable Development Goals linked to their business activity. Through these initiatives, Dubai Investments aims to meaningfully engage with the community beyond the Year of Giving.”

Dubai Investments also honoured its Sustainability Champions for their contribution and ideas to make lives better for the general public as well as the group’s employees and communities in which they operate. The DI Sustainability Champions Network started its journey in February 2017 with a series of workshops focused on various concepts of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and innovation.