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CISL holds sustainability leadership conference for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

last modified Mar 15, 2017 02:15 PM
15 March 2017 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) are holding a Sustainability Leadership Conference on 15 and 16 March 2017 to help promote the concept of sustainability in Dubai in co-operation with international organisations and institutions.

The Sustainability Leadership Conference, which aims to promote innovation in sustainable business practices, features panel discussions and interactive workshops. Those in attendance include international experts in corporate sustainability, Directors General, CEOs from the public and private sectors, and specialists.

During the conference DEWA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CISL, to facilitate the exchange of experiences, knowledge and expertise, in order to achieve a sustainable future.

In his keynote speech, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said:

“Our joint work with CISL focuses on facilitating the exchange of experiences and best practices adopted by top international companies and institutions to instil sustainability, in line with our efforts to make sustainability a daily practice that contributes to economic, social and environmental development, both locally and globally. Sustainability and innovation are urgently needed by institutions and companies in order to survive, especially to deal with the challenges that face the world to meet the growing demand for power, the scarcity of natural resources, and the effects of climate change.”

The partnership was welcomed by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Cambridge who said:

“I welcome this collaboration, which demonstrates DEWA’s leadership in developing the solutions needed for a better and more sustainable world. CISL draws on nearly three decades of experience in helping organisations address sustainability challenges and opportunities, and is well placed to support DEWA on this exciting journey.”


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