The focus on the negative effects of climate change driven by our carbon-based economy has never been higher. Business leaders face increasing pressure by powerful stakeholders to reduce their carbon emissions and be part of the solution to mitigate climate change and the associated societal and business risks. A transformation in the way we conduct business is needed to achieve sustainable business growth, which requires significant decarbonization of our business activities.

This session focuses on the opportunities that business sustainability and Net Zero (reducing carbon emissions to zero) business practices bring to our current and future businesses. We will explore the business case for the commitment to ESG and Net Zero and apply key tools and frameworks that will allow leaders to understand where they currently are in their sustainability journey and where they need to go.

A powerful business transformational framework, the Circular Economy, will be featured in this session as a way of capturing value that is currently lost and creating new opportunities for sustainable business growth in a capitalist economy. Other frameworks and tools will be explored that allow leaders to capture and communicate their progress to stakeholders, creating accountability for the business.

Join the GCC Board Directors Institute for this highly topical workshop to better understand Sustainability, ESG and how to apply it in your organisation. Learn about and apply the powerful concepts we will cover to ensure that your organisations lead the way in reducing your carbon footprint and become regional leaders in Sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to make the business case for business sustainability
  • Have a clear framework for assessing business sustainability for their businesses
  • Be able to apply ESG criteria to track the evolution of business sustainability
  • Understand the concept of Net Zero and the importance of achieving Net Zero in their operations from multiple risk perspectives: business, competitive and investor
  • Be familiar with the Circular Economy concept and able to make applications to their own businesses
  • Better understand the roles of boards and senior leadership in creating and implementing a sustainability strategy
  • Better understand the different reporting and accountability frameworks

Key topics covered in this workshop:

  • The Business Case for Sustainability and Net Zero
  • The Business Sustainability Journey – Where are you today?
  • ESG Frameworks and Criteria to support your evolution
  • Creating a Sustainability Strategy – A Board Level Priority
  • The Net Zero Imperative
  • Circular Economy Framework and Applications
  • The Supply Chain Challenge
  • Accountability – Tools and Techniques for Reporting Progress

Workshop Details:

Date: 25-26 September 2024


  • 8:30am - 5:30 pm (KSA Time)
  • 9:30am-6:30pm (UAE Time)

Location: Riyadh, KSA

Workshop fees

  • Non-Member: USD 4,200 per person
  • Associate: USD 3,990 per person
  • Member: USD 3,690 per person
  • Fellow: USD 3,190 per person

Prices exclude VAT and any WHT.

Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats - please contact Vandana Hrishikesh at vandana.h@gccbdi.org.


Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia

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For additional event or venue information, please send an email to vandana.h@gccbdi.org

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