Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum 2023 to accelerate ‘Nature-Positive Growth’

Abu Dhabi, 19th September 2023 — The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) announced that the highly anticipated Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum 2023, taking place at Anantara Eastern Mangroves from 4th-5th October, will be held under the theme of “Nature Positive Growth”, as a response to the pressing global crises and the imperative to address climate change and nature loss.

By shifting the attention from immediate challenges to the longer-term consequences of the climate catastrophe, the forum aims to explore how businesses, markets, and society can respond effectively. The discussions will delve into the implications of these uncertainties when it comes to business strategy, financial planning, and collaborative approaches to accelerating the path towards nature-positive growth.

This year, the Forum coincides with the UAE Year of Sustainability and aligns with the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Group’s establishment from 2008 to 2023, as well as the UAE’s hosting of the COP28 conference. The Forum, which is supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), will be sponsored by Dolphin Energy Limited as lead sponsor, with ALDAR named strategic partner and Pyramedia Group as the event’s media partner.

Speaking ahead of the forum, Obaid Abdulla Al Dhaheri, CEO, Dolphin Energy, said, “Stakeholders are demanding that businesses demonstrate a strong commitment to the environment and society, while being transparent and accountable for their actions. Being ‘Nature Positive’ is helping us respond to this stakeholder sentiment and we look forward to highlighting our commitments, contributing to the discussions and sharing our experiences with our peers.”

This year’s Forum is expected to attract approximately 200 delegates, including industry leaders, experts, and influencers. The event provides a dynamic platform for thought leaders to contribute their expertise, engage in meaningful dialogue, and shape the future of sustainable business practices, innovation, and disclosure.

As a dynamic platform to showcase Abu Dhabi’s business leadership in sustainability and its direct correlation to social, environmental, corporate, government, and investor success, the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum serves as a beacon of inspiration for the region, and further demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s business sustainability leadership. Through various initiatives, partnerships, and forums, the ADSG showcases the region’s commitment to sustainable practices and its impact on social, environmental, corporate, government, and investor success.

Huda Al Houqani, Director of ADSG, said, “The overarching goal of the forum is to elevate the quality of debate surrounding the business case for sustainability by bringing together influential companies, investors, and governments from the region. With a focus on fostering high-level seniority discussions, the forum creates a unique space for sharing views, insights, and innovative strategies”.

“We are excited to invite distinguished thought leaders to join us at the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Business Leadership Forum 2023. Their expertise and unique perspective will greatly enrich the discussions and contribute to driving sustainable success in the region,” she added.