DBWC discusses sustainable business practices
Dubai, May 27, 2012
Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) recently hosted a new session of the Network Majlis that discussed the importance of sustainability in business.
Deanna Othman, general manager, Priority and International Banking Middle East, and chair Diversity & Inclusion, UAE, Standard Chartered Bank, was the guest speaker at the Network Majlis session held at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).
The discussions tackled various issues related to sustainability, including the emergence of low carbon economies that are becoming a major change driver across national economies and industry sectors.
Othman provided practical examples of how sustainability has delivered long-term shareholder value and contributed to socioeconomic growth, citing Standard Chartered’s experience in cultivating a sustainable business model.
"It is a great opportunity to share our expertise and experience in pressing issues related to sustainability through the Network Majlis," she stated.
"DBWC is a very influential organization and we are therefore pleased to work with them in advocating the critical importance of sustainable business practices in our society," remarked Othman.
The proactive efforts of council are crucial to encourage and inspire more women to become more involved in the sustainable socioeconomic development of the society, she added.
Raja Al Gurg, president of DBWC said, "We believe it is important to provide real-world case studies to truly drive home the key messages and enable the participants to understand the significance of the various topics being discussed in the sessions."
Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential.
DBWC organises the majlis every month to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders.-TradeArabia News Service