Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the Gulf Region

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the Gulf Region

The Pearl Initiative’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Working Group has enabled fruitful conversations and in-depth discussions on common challenges, key policies, current strategies, and best business practices in achieving the
Author: Aya Ibrahim - Pearl Initiative
Environmental, Social & Governance Principles

Environmental, Social & Governance Principles

In an Arabic feature article published by Stanford Social Innovation Review, Mathad Al Ajmi aimed to raise awareness on the importance and benefit of implementing ESG principles for the success
Author: Mathad Al Ajmi, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at stc
Why family firms should be concerned about governance

Why family firms should be concerned about governance

Family firms across the Gulf Region have long-since been established as the backbone of the economy – comprising 90% of private sector commercial activity and contributing over 60% of the
Author: Sumaya Nair, Senior Programme Associate at Pearl Initiative
Managing Employee Performance Reviews

Managing Employee Performance Reviews

A well thought out Employee Performance Management system begins with a clear definition of the overall organisational strategy. At King Khalid Foundation, this process of comprehensive strategy review is done
Author: Dr. Natasha Matic, Cheif Strategy Officer, King Khalid Foundation
Impact Evaluation: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Impact Evaluation: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Strategic philanthropy requires an unwavering commitment to patient capital.  This is doubly true in the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education’s (AGFE) notoriously complicated focus area – education in the
Author: Nao Valentino, Director of Planning & Impact Evaluation, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
Epic Outlook 2018

Epic Outlook 2018

The Epic Foundation, a global non-profit organsiation that works with donors and organisations and provides solutions to enhance the effectiveness of giving, launched its Epic Outlook 2018 report earlier in March
Author: Lamia Adi
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Giving

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Giving

In line with the Year of Giving in 2017, Dubai implemented the Endowment Law to enable the charitable acts of individuals and businesses in the UAE. The law stipulates that
Author: Lamia Adi

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