University collaborations help build the capacity of future leaders to make a difference in creating a culture of accountability and transparency. The Pearl Initiative holds interactive workshops and runs competitions for students across the Gulf Region, to bring topics of integrity, reporting, sustainability, governance and compliance to life.

The Pearl Initiative Case Study Competitions call for university students to research, write and submit Case Studies of corporate good practices in accountability and transparency that are implemented and working within the Region. These competitions help ensuring that when students leave the world of academia, they are better prepared for the world of commerce, with the practical application of ethics and values at the heart of their business education. They also  build an important knowledge base of regionally-relevant case studies, for application by the wider business community and as teaching material in business schools across the region and internationally.

The Pearl Initiative organised three Student Case Study Competitions in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in 2013, 2014 & 2016 respectively.  The fourth edition of the competition will be held across the Gulf Region by the end of 2016.

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