Arab Today, arab today un hosts pearl initiative in new york
Last Updated : GMT 10:17:35
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

UN hosts pearl initiative in New York

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today UN hosts pearl initiative in New York

Sharjah - WAM

On 24th September 2012, the United Nations Office for Partnerships hosted the Pearl Initiative\'s roundtable event on Corporate Accountability, held in parallel with the UN General Assembly meetings at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The high-level roundtable marked the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Pearl Initiative, the non-for-profit organisation that seeks to create a corporate culture of accountability and transparency in the Arab world. The organisation has achieved much in that time, through tangible initiatives on anti-corruption, corporate governance, ethics and integrity, integrated reporting, corporate disclosure and responsible business practices. The Founding Patron of the Pearl Initiative is His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of UAE and Ruler of Sharjah. The roundtable brought together business leaders from public sector and private companies, state-owned enterprises and family firms, GCC Government Leaders, UN Leaders and Ambassadors as well as Heads of NGOs and Foundations to discuss the current state and the future of corporate accountability and transparency in the region. As Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, has said, as Honorary Chairman of the Pearl Initiative \"Public companies, privately held firms, government-owned corporations, not-for profit organisations, and governmental entities all are concerned with ethics.\" Welcoming the participants to the event were the Co-Founders of the Pearl Initiative, Badr Jafar, President of Crescent Petroleum, and Amir Dossal, Founder and Chairman of Global Partnerships Forum. They were followed by Roland Rich, Officer-in-Charge, UN Office for Partnerships; Adel Abdellatif, Chief, Regional Programme Division for the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); Basil Moftah, Thomson Reuters MD for Middle East, Africa and Russia; Joseph Rizzo, PWC\'s UN Global Relationship Partner; and Her Excellency Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) -- all who shared personal insight and experiences of imperatives, partnership opportunities and good corporate practices. \"It is very important that the Arab World plays a more active role in corporate accountability and corporate responsibility,\" said Badr Jafar, Co-founder of the Pearl Initiative and President of Crescent Petroleum. \"The Pearl Initiative works with the private sector in countries that are part of the Gulf Cooperation Council to encourage businesses to attain greater awareness of corporate accountability and transparency towards their stakeholders and to embrace corporate responsibility in the fabric of their business models,\" he added. \"We work with the private sector to promote business ethics, through activities and programmes that are central to fostering a culture of corporate accountability, such as reporting, good governance, compliance and anti-corruption,\" said Imelda Dunlop, Executive Director of the Pearl Initiative. \"This event, which brought together such a high calibre of participants, will hopefully be a catalyst for further dialogue between the public and private sectors on how to build upon the region\'s many business successes and make them even more competitive in today\'s globalised society,\" she noted. In her address, Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of ADMAF, summed up perfectly the need for joint and urgent action when she said \"Good character is invaluable. Credibility is priceless. It is the young who tomorrow will hold us accountable for our actions today. If we fail to lead by example, if we lose sight of the values we uphold, if we fail to preserve the morals that protect society, then we shall fail them.\"

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today un hosts pearl initiative in new york Arab Today, arab today un hosts pearl initiative in new york

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today un hosts pearl initiative in new york Arab Today, arab today un hosts pearl initiative in new york

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

GMT 12:59 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia
Arab Today, arab today Second US judge orders freeze

GMT 08:04 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Second US judge orders freeze
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat

GMT 09:23 2017 Friday ,20 October

Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:29 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Designer produced new set of ornaments

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:52 2017 Monday ,16 October

Airbus CEO says won't cling to job

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 19:29 2017 Tuesday ,29 August

Yomna: decoration leaved positive effects
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday