During March and April, the Pearl Initiative has been hosting a team of five MBA students from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, UK and the American University of Sharjah, UAE on an intensive 4-week internship project on "Case building for good business practices in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)".
On Sunday 22nd April, the student team presented their preliminary research findings during an event entitled "Beyond Compliance: GCC Good Practice Case Studies”, on the following topics:
- Effective board processes;
- The implementation and embedding of Ethics and Integrity-related policies – covering areas such as ethical labour practices, anti-bribery and corruption, human rights, supply chain, and responsible investing; and
- Integrated Reporting – the combination of financial and environmental, social and governance reporting.