The Pearl Initiative held a collaborative event with Gulftainer and Amity University on 10th April 2018. The purpose of the event was to unite students and business leaders to discuss the four pillars of Pearl Initiative’s Business Pledge programme, which promotes and showcases the best sustainability practices being implemented by businesses across the Gulf Region and its link to corporate governance best practices. The session was delivered by Mr. Sarmad Tiwana, Group HR Head at Gulftainer. Mr. Tiwana initiated the session by highlighting the importance of a more inclusive workplace and introducing the wellness programme Gulftainer has established titled “Positive Pulse” which is targeted at improving their employee’s lifestyle by engaging them in numerus activities aimed at enhancing their mental and physical wellbeing. Examples of these activities included general health team building activities, holistic movement activities, meditation, laugh therapy and much more. Through this programme, Gulftainer was able to increase their employee’s productivity, involvement and overall wellbeing as well as decrease sick leave absenteeism. The programme also assisted a number of employees quit smoking and engage in more physical activities. The overall takeaway from the session is that employees are the most crucial asset to a business, their happiness and overall wellbeing plays a critical role in the success of businesses.