Together with HSBC & Globally, Get In The Ring is looking for UAE-based businesses to join in a brand new edition of the ‘Living Business‘ programme. Living Business is a mix of sponsored workshops, educational events, networking, all designed to support businesses in moving towards a more sustainable future. Using the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) framework, businesses in the UAE can 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 UAE-based businesses can simultaneously enhance their profitability and their sustainability. If you would like your business to be more profitable AND reduce its environmental impact, if you would like your team to be performing at an even higher level, or if you would like your buyers to approach your company because of its reputation for sustainability, then register to join Living Business 2020 now. During the program, businesses have the opportunity to be guided through workshops, coaching and implementation assistance. Best practices will be showcased during Expo 2020 in Dubai, giving exposure and accreditation.

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CHALLENGES

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

Environmental

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

Social

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

Governance

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

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

All participants

  • Introductions to industry leaders who can help you achieve your sustainability objectives

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

  • Are assisted in implementing their sustainability initiatives

  • All sponsored by HSBC!

The overall winner

  • Receives an invitation to the ‘Get In the Ring Global Meetup 2021’

  • Will get the opportunity to create an original video about the initiative

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Businesses based in the United Arab Emirates active in the following markets

  • Automotive & Transportation

  • Chemicals & Plastics

  • Construction & Building Materials

  • Metals & Mining

  • Oil & Gas

  • Power & Utilities

     

     

    TIMELINE

    FEBRUARY 20TH, 2020

    KICK-OFF EVENT


    The Living Business Kick-Off Event will be held on the 20th of February
    31.03.2020

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE


    Business can register for the programme until the end of March 2020.
    April - June 2020

    SUPPORT PHASE


    During this time businesses will have the opportunity to attend workshops and receive coaching from our network of expert facilitators that will support in creating tangible sustainability implementation strategies.
    June - September 2020

    IMPLEMENTATION PHASE


    Between June and September businessess have time to implement sustainability strategied that were devloped during the support phase.
    September 2020

    SHOWCASING


    From September onwards businessess with best practices will be showcased.
    31.10.2020

    SHORTLISTING


    The shortlist of businessess invited for the pitch competition will be annouced.
    November 2020

    Get in the Ring Competition


    Nominees will have the opportunity to pitch their sustainability strategies in front of an audience.
    Last day
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