BCSI club, hosted by the Business Department, organized a twin virtual event on Green Recovery Challenge and Business Cases for Sustainability, in collaboration with Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi.
The event encompassed presentations on the importance of sustainable development in the light of the risks associated with climate change, historically driven by exponential economic growth since the first industrial revolution. Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi speakers also highlighted the sustainable campus initiative in addressing issues of environmental sustainability by preparing students for a greener future.
The initiative covers topics such as food wastage, water overconsumption, and related audit tools, providing a platform that enables sustainability discussions and activities to curb the negative impact of economic growth. In the framework of the event, KIC students presented actionable sustainability projects and ideas in line with Green Recovery Challenge and Business Cases for Sustainability.
KIC President Prof. Nabil El Kadhi highlighted KIC students as students of tomorrow who are equipped with the right skills relevant to the future job market. Beyond theory, at KIC students are given opportunities to work on real cases, in an environment that simulates the field. This allows to gain hands-on experience while studying.
On Green Recovery Challenge
The UAE joins the EU, UK, Norway, the US and several other countries in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. For the UAE economy, this means an investment of AED 600 billion in clean and renewable energy. Green recovery challenge is organized for Macroeconomics students to showcase their research on commitments exhibited by Governments and Multinational Companies across the globe to achieve the net-zero emissions goal while recovering from the recession triggered by the COVID 19 Pandemic. There will be environmental economists and academicians from other universities to groom the Economists of future.
On Business Cases for Sustainability
The UAE has worked on waste treatment projects to reduce the number of landfills in the country in line with the targets of the National Agenda 2021 to reach 75% treatment of municipal solid waste. Integrated waste management is considered one of the UAE’s main strategic goals. Students from Operations management Course will present their research reports on how businesses in UAE are bank on sustainability principles in achieving operational efficiency while driving up revenues in a post-pandemic world.