The purpose of the UAE Chapter is to unite Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility professionals across the UAE.

We are an active community of sustainability advocates that exchange ideas, practical knowledge; a network where members discuss local and global issues   and share expertise on Sustainability and CSR related topics. The UAE Chapter is a platform for open discussion and best practice exchange. We offer invaluable support in understanding the essence of Sustainability and its impacts across the triple bottom line of people-planet-profit. We aspire to generate new thinking on what best practice Sustainability will look like in the future, foster innovative approaches, nurture emerging professionals while supporting experienced leaders. 

We welcome experienced professionals from Business, Environmental, Marketing, HR, Quality, H&S, Supply Chain, Governance, Communication, Non Profit and other relevant fields, passionate novices and ''love-to-share" advocates to join us.

We conduct open and members-only meetings. Open meetings are open to everyone to attend. Members-only meeting are closed meetings that support the needs and the continuous professional development of ISSP members. 

What to expect in an open meeting:

  • Meet like-minded professionals 
  • Guest presentations from leaders in the field that have a strong learning element
  • Discuss opportunities for partnerships
  • Raise questions and get valuable input
  • A friendly and professional atmosphere that supports Sustainability
  • Be informed on the latest trends and developments at a global and local level

Our meetings have duration of 1,5-2h. The format of the meetings is:

  • Networking
  • Welcome/ introductions
  • Guest speeches
  • Q&As
  • Networking

The ISSP UAE Chapter is being formed from the CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai Group, which was founded in May 2014 to provide access to sustainability resources to everyone across the UAE, to increase awareness on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Responsibility, and improve sustainability performance of businesses and organizations. This meetup group is the first in the region to offer an open learning and networking platform for sustainability professionals and advocates. In May 2016, it became part of the ISSP.

Chapter Leadership:  The chair of ISSP’s UAE chapter is Aglaia Ntili. If you have questions or suggestions on how the chapter can best serve the interests of sustainability professionals in this region, please contact us: Aglaia Ntili Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group.