“It was a wonderful opportunity to meet people from companies of all shapes and sizes, from inspiring new start-ups to long established and respected local brands to internationally recognized household names. The presentations brought to life some amazing stories of triumph and teamwork to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities.”
Susie Isaacson, British Centres for Business
Welcome to the Gulf Sustainability Awards 2022!
We're on a mission to recognise, reward and promote outstanding sustainability initiatives across the Middle East - and the last year has seen so many incredible achievements in this area.
Businesses that take advantage of the green revolution are set to flourish in the coming years, so finding out how you compare is more important than ever. If you enter these awards, you’ll send a powerful message - to your customers, partners and beyond - that your organisation is helping to create a greener future.
But no matter the result, you’ll be able to learn from other finalists in Open Presentations, network with the Gulf’s top sustainability professionals and honour your team’s hard work by celebrating together. It’s going to be an unforgettable event!
Scroll through the site to find out more.
- Super Early Bird Deadline: March 31, 2022
- Early Bird Entry Deadline: May 26, 2022
- Entry Deadline: August 4, 2022
- Finalists Announced: August 20, 2022
- Early Bird Booking Deadline: September 22, 2022
- Booking Deadline: October 13, 2022
- Awards Finals & Ceremony: October 24, 2022
With 22 different categories to choose from, a huge range of presentations to attend, plus a wonderful gala dinner and Awards Ceremony, the Gulf Sustainability Awards is a complete experience - a chance to share your sustainability knowledge, build connections with the Gulf's most influential professionals, and honour your incredible team!
“What a fabulous experience this was, with so many professionals in one place. Well done to the judges who gave up their time - the effort and passion in those presentations was outstanding”
Emma Sutton, Oracle
This event has integrity and fairness at its heart. We take several steps to ensure it’s a meaningful competition:
- Every category has at least 3 judges
- Every entry is scored at least 10 times (first for the written submission and then for your live presentation)
- Entries are scrutinised for 7.5 hours on average
- Every finalist receives a detailed feedback report after the event
In recognition of these efforts, our awards programmes have received the Outstanding Trust Mark from the Independent Awards Standards Council. And with the help of the wonderful Judge Club, we continue to improve the quality and fairness of our events.
“The entire process is very transparent and unbiased to give equal opportunity to all organisations to participate and win purely on the basis of merit. I wish to be involved in each edition as a judge, and I’m looking forward to evaluating strong entries again!”
Brijesh Dhruve, Chief Environment Officer, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) LLC
How to Enter
Entering is incredibly easy: in just two steps, your awards journey can begin!
Choose the right category(ies): there’s no limit to the number you can enter, and you can also enter the same initiative into multiple categories if appropriate. Book a call with your Awards Consultant to explore your options further.
Submit your entry form: this is your chance to share your sustainability journey and get shortlisted as a finalist, so make sure you address all the scoring criteria and wow the judges with your initiative!
What happens next?
Once you’ve submitted your entry, sit back and relax! Our shortlisting panel will scrutinise the submissions, and we’ll announce the full list of finalists on August 20, 2022.
Those who’ve been shortlisted will compete in the Awards Finals on October 24, where they deliver a 15-minute presentation to the judging panel, followed by 15 minutes of questions. Later that same day, we’ll find out the winners in a glamorous Awards Ceremony!
“The Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards doesn’t just recognise and reward best practices; it pushes organisations to learn through its unique process.”
Mohammed Jebreel, Senior Sustainability and Social Investment Advisor, Sustainable Square
From the moment you arrive to the end of the ceremony, these awards are educational, inspirational - and of course, a lot of fun!
Taking place at one of Dubai's finest luxury hotels, it promises to be an incredible shared experience: a time to honour outstanding achievements, celebrate progress towards a greener future, and recognise the Gulf's sustainability champions.
Here’s what else you can expect:
- Open presentations – showing you how other organisations are adopting innovative sustainability strategies
- Networking opportunities with the Gulf's most influential companies
- An unforgettable Awards Ceremony with your team
- Detailed feedback for every finalist from the expert judging panel
“The key USP of the Awards is that the judging process is totally anonymous and fair. The dual submission (online and presentation) is an excellent approach and a benchmark to be followed by other awards.”
Maheshkumar Mathilakath (Mahesh), Head of Branch Network & Distribution Strategy, Commercial Bank of Dubai
Sponsor the Awards
Sustainability is the defining issue for business in the 21st century.
If your organisation cares deeply about the world we leave for our children, sponsoring the awards is the perfect way to spread the word! You’ll be aligning yourself with the highest standards in sustainability – plus getting some amazing exposure for your brand.
We have a range of sponsorship packages to suit every budget – take a look at our brochure and decide what works best for you.