Climate Change and Global Crisis: The Syrian Example

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Written by Dana Dadoush In light of a recurring theme that has been driving a lot my recent experiences, as a Syrian native, I will highlight an idea that I believe, should be a very important part of our discourse on the Syrian issue.  One of the forgotten stories that took place, which can be […]

Innovation and Impact: Taking Your Organization 10x: Lessons from the Indian Approach to CSR

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  The Sustainability Platform team, in partnership with PeoplePro Trainers and Consultants, held the first of what is shaping out to be a series of workshops on how to take your impact 10x. While we have done the same workshop around the world, this is the first time we did in front of an audience […]

The Global Reach of Enterprise

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Written by Alam Zia Globalisation is an underlying trend that has been taking the world by storm for the past fifty years. This trend refers to the ever-growing connectedness between people across the world wether it be socially, politically or economically. As I am a nineteen year old undergraduate one could assume my attention centers […]

Coming Up: Making Every Business a Social Business

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Join us on May 3rd at AstroLabs for a free session on how to make every business a social business! Sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/Social-Entrepreneurship-Meetup/events/230785302/?rv=ea1   The Introduction to Social Business: Making every Business a Social Business is designed for non-social entrepreneurs looking to create impact through their businesses. Over the course of 90 minutes the facilitators […]

Watch your STEP & Top Tech companies to watch out for in MENA

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Written by Aya Sadder - Expecting to grow to 8,000 people in 2017, Ray Dargham – Founder of STEP Group, announced as he welcomed 4,000+ through the doors at Dubai International Marine Club this April. With the wave of startups, speakers, incubators, angels and VC’s exhibiting at STEP, the crowd seemed to want more. It’s a […]

Supporting Startups In Gaza: A Mentor’s Experience In Palestine

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Written by Tena Pick Originally published at Entrepreneur Magazine Middle East on March 2nd 2016 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/271639 If one were to create a list of startup epicenters in the Middle East, chances are Gaza would be overlooked. That would be a grave mistake though- one that many players in the ecosystem have been making. Since the day […]

World Coaching Congress Recognises The Sustainability Platform’s CEO

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This year marked the 4th edition of World Coaching Congress, held at Taj Lands End in Mumbai on February 16th 2016. The one day event covered a range of topics related to coaching and development of human resources within organisations, from the relationship of the physical body and work performance to igniting your spark and […]

The Sustainability Platform Projects: Rowad al Seyaha

Rowad al Seyaha, an initiative by Khalifa Fund and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority targeted Emirati nationals in an effort to crowd source the new tourist attraction in the Corniche area in Abu Dhabi. The participants, ranging in age and in different places in their careers, went through a six-week program designed to get […]

Managing People in Intercultural Teams

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This post was originally published in Training Magazine Middle East on December 8th 2015 Written by Tena Pick One of the biggest challenges faced by many businesses, social and commercial alike, is how to successfully manage employees from different cultural backgrounds. Management studies have focused mostly on managing people from similar age groups and the same ethnic […]

Arab Sustainability Leaders Honored with TAKREEM Awards

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Written by: Elias Jabbe The 2015 TAKREEM Awards, held in Dubai on November 14, was notable because it shared the inspirational stories of laureates from throughout the Arab world who have led causes involving sustainability. The award ceremony, founded by veteran Lebanese news reporter Ricardo Karam, was held for the sixth time and made its debut in Dubai […]