Dubai – HSBC bank, Get in the Ring, and Globally will organize the first UAE edition of the Living Business Competition and Awards. The event kicks-off on the 20th of February and continues throughout the year until the end of October 2020.
Since its launch in 2004 the HSBC Living Business Programme has been helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong to become more competitive and productive. This year the programme for businesses who want to be more sustainable will be launched for the first time in the UAE.
At the Living Business opening event participants will be joined by CEOs and other senior professionals, who have first-hand experience using sustainable innovations and implementing sustainable initiatives, will share their experience and vision on how to make a business leaner, fitter and stronger.
On the agenda are matters like how to use sustainable best practice to build greater business resilience, reduce costs, grow revenue and engage staffers. At the same time topics like how sustainable practises could increase a company’s overall appeal as a business partner and how to build a national or international reputation for sustainable leadership will be discussed.
The ambition of the programme is to assist SMEs to incorporate social and environmental sustainable practices into their business operations. The programme provides a learning platform for SMEs to understand best practices in corporate sustainability (CS) and offers recognition to SMEs for outstanding performance.
HSBC Living Business Competition 2020 consists of the following Living Business Awards: Best environmental impact, Best social impact, and Best governance implementation. Each winner can use the ‘Living Business winner 2020’ logo on its website and social media and will get a short social media friendly video created using existing video or photo content.
The overall winner of the competition will receive an invitation including a flight ticket to the ‘Get In The Ring Global Meetup 2021’and will at the same time be awarded with an original video made about the winning initiative.