Implement your sustainability initiatives through HSBC’s Living Business Programme in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar or Egypt

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Together with HSBC, Get In The Ring is looking for solution providers based in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Egypt to join in a brand new edition of the ‘Living Business’ programme to expand their customer base and create a more sustainable Middle East.



Living Business is a mix of sponsored workshops, educational events, and networking, all designed to support large regional businesses in moving towards a more sustainable future. Using the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) framework, solution providers help businesses to adopt new policies or initiatives to save costs, improve their environmental impact, enhance the quality of their people, and implement a governance framework.



The Living Business Programme is a process in which businesses can simultaneously enhance their profitability and sustainability. If you have solutions that can help other businesses to be more profitable AND reduce their environmental impact, make their team perform at an even higher level, or if you can help a company to improve its reputation on sustainability, then register to join Living Business 2021 now. During the programme, participants have the opportunity to be guided through workshops, coaching and implementation assistance. 

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For this opportunity, businesses must have implemented or commenced implementation in one or several of the following areas:


Increase environmental sustainability through improved energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, better waste management, etc.


Increase social sustainability through the implementation of flexible working practices, improved health and safety regulations, increased staff diversity, etc.


Increase sustainability through governance by implementing an ESG framework, engaging stakeholders and employees in this framework and providing transparent reporting on ESG actions.

What’s in it for you

  • Receive introductions to industry leaders who can help you grow and develop

  • Will be given the opportunity to attend one-on-one workshops and receive coaching

  • Have the opportunity to increase client pools and sales

  • Are assisted in implementing their sustainable initiatives

  • All sponsored by HSBC

Additional Criteria

Solution providers based in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar or Egypt must be active in one of the following markets

  • Automotive & Transportation

  • Chemicals & Plastics

  • Construction & Building Materials

  • Metals & Mining

  • Oil & Gas

  • Power & Utilities


April 30th


Businesses can register for the programme until the end of April 2021.


The shortlist of businesses invited for the pitch competition will be announced.


Businesses will have the opportunity to attend workshops and receive coaching from HSBC's network of expert facilitators that will support in creating tangible sustainability implementation strategies.


Between July and October businesses have time to implement sustainability strategies that were developed during the support phase.


From October onwards businesses with best practices will be showcased.
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