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Schneider Electric’s innovation summit charts digital path to a sustainable future

Schneider Electric’s first hybrid Innovation Summit Middle East & Africa highlights digital transformation, intelligent software, smart grids, electrification, and automation. Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is holding ’its first hybrid Innovation Summit Middle East & Africa (MEA) taking place at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai and will […]
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Lenovo collaborates with Stella McCartney and Central Saint Martins to champion the future of sustainable fashion design through technology

Lenovo and Stella McCartney will challenge MA Design students from Central Saint Martins to explore the relationship between fashion and technology during a live brief One winner from the course will be offered an internship at Stella McCartney World-leading technology brand, Lenovo is collaborating with iconic fashion designer and conscious luxury pioneer Stella McCartney, and […]
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Technology and sustainability: opportunities for the hospitality industry

Last week, Globally invited veterans from the hospitality industry to a forum at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to discuss how hotels are making themselves more sustainable, and the benefits they are seeing as a result. In a recent Booking.com survey, 71% of respondents say they want to travel more sustainably in the next year. So […]
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Saudia operates world’s longest net positive flight in sustainability push

Saudia, the Kingdom’s national carrier operated the world’s longest net positive flight on Thursday, the airline said in a statement to the media. It was made possible by offsetting 346 tons of carbon emissions on a Jeddah to Madrid flight that lasted five hours and 55 minutes, according to the statement. Saudia’s contribution to the […]
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The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai launches vertical farm with a focus on food security

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR is partnering with Green Container Advanced Farming (GCAF) to launch a hyper-local on-site hydroponic farm, one of the first-ever vertical farms in the city.   With a focus on food security and regenerative farming practices, the city’s latest vertical farm at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is approximately 40 square meters in size and completely sealed to […]
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Dubai polypropylene recycler booms during pandemic

From raising awareness of plastic pollution to recycling polypropylene and turning used nappies into plywood, Trident Trackway’s Theresa and David Wernery are walking the sustainability talk As a couple who spent four months driving their pickup truck across two continents through 26 countries to promote anti-pollution causes, sustainability has never been far off the minds […]
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ATM 2022: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority announces new approach to sustainability

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a bold new approach to sustainability: Balanced Tourism, a key milestone in its strategy to drive overall sector growth and become the regional leader in sustainable tourism by 2025. Unveiled at the Arabian Travel Market 2022, the region’s leading travel and tourism event, the vision underscores […]
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VERTECO announced as the official distributors of Smixin handwashing system in MENA region

VERTECO, the region’s leading specialists in water conservation solutions, smart washroom technologies and smart water management, have been announced as the official distributors of the Smixin handwashing system, an innovative solution set to revolutionize the way we wash our hands in public places. Smixin is the brainchild of Swiss inventor Elmar Mock, co-inventor of the […]
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Lenovo launches smarter iIT sustainability in the Middle East with CO2 offset service

Lenovo™ has announced the Middle East launch of its CO2 Offset Service to its consumer PC portfolio. Available on all, Think commercial PCs, Lenovo Legion™ and Yoga™ PCs for consumer and commercial customers, the Lenovo CO2 Offset Service gives consumers a simple and transparent way to offset carbon emissions and help the environment by supporting one of several United […]
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AFS Launches Accelerator, Exchange Scholarships For Girls In STEM Worldwide

AFS Intercultural Programs launches the AFS Global STEM Accelerator: a full-scholarship, virtual exchange program designed to empower 150 young women worldwide with access to education in sustainability, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and social impact. Through immersive learning experiences, AFS Global STEM Accelerator scholars will develop critical technical competencies, like digital skills, design thinking, and data literacy, […]
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Roll up for recycling: A closer look at the Dow Innovation Award’s Diamond winner

At the end of March, Dow announced the winners of the 2021 Packaging Innovation Awards in a virtual unveiling ceremony. This edition’s highest recognition, the Diamond Award, went to O F Packaging and its Brookfarm curbside recyclable, high-barrier stand-up pouch. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Romain Cazenave, Packaging EMEA Marketing Director at Dow, and Joe Foster, CEO at Close the Loop Group […]
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The Taco Bell Foundation awards $8M in scholarships to empower young people to pursue their passions

The Taco Bell Foundation recognises more than 770 young minds working to pursue higher education and nontraditional paths. There’s a new class of Live Más Scholars! Today, the Taco Bell Foundation announced more than $8 million in scholarships to break down barriers to education for 772 passionate students looking to ignite change in their communities […]
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Research suggests ESG Shariah funds to experience strong growth

More than a third of leading Islamic Finance professionals expect dramatic growth in the number of investment funds combining ESG and Shariah compliance over the next two years, new research* shows. The study among professionals working across a wide range of sectors found 36% expect dramatic growth while 49% expect a slight increase in the […]
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Flotte Hamburg developing "zero emissions concept" with TUHH

City-owned shipping company co-operating with TUHH researchers - inland waterway vessels to pioneer alternative propulsion systems Flotte Hamburg GmbH & Co. KG (FLH), which manages the city's inland waterway vessels, is co-operating with the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) to boost low-emission shipping in the port. This is part of Hamburg's overall efforts to become climate-neutral by […]
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Sustainability lessons for SMEs from Expo 2020 Dubai

Responsible business practices discussed at Expo 2020 Dubai can show the way for innovators and entrepreneurs to help realise the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Expo 2020 could well be a turning point for sustainability in business. With the SDGs at the heart of the Expo 2020 agenda, attendees were constantly reminded of their role […]
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Storing Water Underground for Future Use

What if you could save the water that falls in rainier seasons for use during times of drought? Scientists at Dow’s Terneuzen site in the Netherlands are working with farmers to do just that, and the solution may be found underground. Dow Terneuzen and local farmers are working to implement underground water storage for drier […]
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Sustainable agriculture urgently needed in Egypt

Sustainable agriculture is key to climate change adaptation efforts and sustainable development, reports Ahmed Kotb The global food system has faced many shocks over recent years, from the Covid-19 pandemic to extreme weather events and conflicts that have led to higher food prices. These are likely to remain high for the foreseeable future, exposing millions […]
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Glasgow's OVO Hydro is first arena in world to achieve "a greener arena certification"

THE OVO Hydro, a Scottish Event Campus (SEC) venue, has today been announced as the first arena in the world to achieve A Greener Arena (AGA) certification for its commitment to sustainability. AGA takes a holistic approach to sustainability, not only looking at emissions and environmental impacts but also people, inclusion and wellbeing.     The award was officially […]
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Qatar Airways launches voluntary carbon offset programme for corporate and trade clients

Qatar Airways has launched a voluntary carbon offset programme for its corporate and trade clients. The programme enables customers to offset their own carbon emissions via a dedicated web portal before or after a flight and uses the IATA industry best practice for calculating CO2 emissions, and has been designed to simplify the process for […]
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Burger King partners with Loop to trial reusable packaging for burgers, sides and drinks

Burger King has announced that it will be piloting a new range of reusable and returnable packaging for burgers, sides, and drinks across selected restaurants with the global re-use platform, Loop. The new range will include a reusable clamshell burger container and cup. Burger King says it will be the first fast-food restaurant in the UK to […]
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How one UAE company saved 1.65 million gallons of water in 2021

Getting your hands dirty may sometimes be the only way to drive lasting and sustainable change. That was quite literally the case with Future Architectural Glass. The multinational conglomerate achieved its first major sustainability goal with a sewage treatment plant at its UAE facility. From the outset, the project clocked several circular economy gains. It […]
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Spinneys becomes first retailer to join 'Food for Life'

Supermarket Spinneys has become the first retailer to partner with the ‘Food for Life’ programme, a UAE initiative to drive nationwide transformation towards healthier diets from sustainable food systems.   Led by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with Emirates Nature-WWF and the Food […]
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Why sustainability is crucial to restaurant success

Online delivery and takeaway orders are continuing to rise in our digital-first, often-remote world. While consumers will always want fresh ingredients and a variety of menu offerings, something else is increasingly paramount to their order decisions: a restaurant’s sustainability efforts. With the increasing urgency behind climate action, there’s never a better time to unpack key […]
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HIA sets the standard for green airports as it achieves another milestone in environmental sustainability

To meet Hamad International Airport's (HIA) commitment to environmental preservation and its objective of achieving zero landfill, the airport is recycling organic compost from green waste generated during landscaping activities. As a result, organic compost is being used at the airport as fertiliser for landscaping, reducing the use of synthetic chemical fertilisers and its risks. This initiative intends to generate about 3,979 tons of […]
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Bahrain to ban single-use plastic bags from September

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The island kingdom of Bahrain announced Sunday it would start banning the import, distribution and sale of single-use lightweight plastic bags from mid-September, the latest move by an oil-producer to advance carbon reduction goals. The statement from Bahrain’s state-run news agency did not specify how the upcoming ban would […]
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Hilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia Pacific

Singapore - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) promotes conscious travel across its properties in Asia Pacific by making sustainable practices more accessible for guests, as travellers now seek more meaningful experiences. Honouring this year's Earth Day theme, "Invest in Our Planet", Hilton has released its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which emphasises its renewed commitment to taking real-world […]
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Energy efficiency practices will bring huge savings to the UAE

The Middle East’s real estate industry is continuously evolving and the need for sustainability has become evident within the region as well as worldwide. Sustainable developments/buildings have gained popularity in recent years as the UAE government has put in place several initiatives and strategies to reduce energy consumption at an industrial and individual level. According […]
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Hempel links $1.62bn credit facilities to sustainability targets

World-leading coatings company, Hempel has successfully amended its EUR1.5 billion ($1.62 billion) credit facilities, linking borrowing costs to four sustainability targets.  Coinciding with Earth Day (April 22) and in line with its ‘Investing in our planet’ theme, Hempel has amended its EUR1 billion Revolving Credit Facility and its EUR500 million Term Loan linking borrowing costs […]
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H2-Industries to produce hydrogen from waste in Port Fuad, Egypt

H2-Industries, a company specialised in hydrogen production and energy storage, has obtained the agreement of the Egyptian authorities for the production of green hydrogen in the East Port Said industrial zone. This energy will be produced from waste. Another large-scale hydrogen production project is in the works in Egypt. The project is led by H2-Industries. […]
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Phoenix Contact shows how sustainability is a journey of many steps

UAE-based Phoenix Contact Middle East is lowering its carbon emissions in different ways, from logistical changes to the use of energy-saving and sustainable devices across its facilities Sustainability has become a necessity for companies across the world, and businesses in the Middle East are no exception. As expectations for corporate social responsibility increase and as […]
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