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MAF launched five-year sustainability strategy

Yesterday Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF) launched its new five-year sustainability strategy, which aims to strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in the field. The new strategy was announced during Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ third annual Sustainability Summit in Sheraton Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. George Kostas, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, [...]

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Qatar could lead sustainable development

International study commissioned by the UN Global Compact revealed that one in three CEOs are actively seeking to employ circular economy (recycling) models. Qatar is said to be well in sync with global trends. Dr Daan Elffers, founder of EMG and  advisor with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in California, speaks about the [...]

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Sustainability Network expands to over 50 members

With a new member, AGL Coca-Cola joining in, the Sustainability Network’s membership has gone up to 51 companies. Two of the members – Tristar and Majid Al Futtaim Properties – who have recently produced Sustainability Reports talk about the challenges and benefits of reporting on their company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and share their reporting [...]

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Leadership is top priority for business sustainability says new study

Sustainability endeavors continue despite the economic downturn, but study highlights opportunities to further embed them throughout organizations and business strategies Senior leadership engagement is the most frequently (44%) cited factor in determining the success of companies’ sustainability strategies over the next three years Leading companies need to advocate sustainability benefits to encourage adoption by the wider [...]

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Increasing the sustainability options in the hotel sector

Sustainability is a key themes at this The Hotel Show Dubai 2013, which opened yesterday at the World Trade Centre. Among the 560 exhibitors there were some new ideas to help hotels across the region reduce their carbon footprint. Wooden keycards are the latest addition to the range from Prime Source, the Sharjah-based producers of [...]

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ecoConstruct Expo returns in April

ecoConstruct Expo, hosted alongside Cityscape Abu Dhabi, provides an opportunity for the region’s consultants, contractors and architects to source sustainable building/construction solutions,

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