Dun & Bradstreet Saudi Arabia graced the World ESG Summit as a Gold Sponsor at Al-Khobar, promoting the promise of sustainability and responsible investment. The summit, held from February 19-21, 2024, focused on integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices within various economic sectors.

During the event, Mr. Nauman Lakhani, Group Director of Enterprise Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet South Asia, Middle East, and Africa, delivered an impactful speech in a session titled “Beyond the Giants: Why SMEs Need a Seat at the ESG Table.” He also participated in a panel discussion on “Sustainable Finance and ESG Reporting: Opportunities for Saudi Arabian Companies.”

Mr. Lakhani’s presentations focused on the crucial role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the global ESG landscape. Statistics show that SMEs contribute to 40% of global GDP and 50% of jobs. Therefore, for ESG to deliver on its promise, SMEs have to be included, emphasized Dun & Bradstreet.

Mr. Lakhani also talked about navigating the complexities of current and future ESG regulations, and the practical applications of Dun & Bradstreet’s ESG products, ESG Intelligence and ESG RegisteredTM, for businesses.

During the event, Dun & Bradstreet Saudi Arabia received the prestigious “Best Business Sustainability Company” award as a testament to its dedication to promoting sustainable business practices. As a Gold Sponsor of the summit, the company showcased its commitment to sustainability through two key initiatives:

  • Launching ESG Intelligence: This innovative solution empowers companies to quantify and assess the impact of their business partners’ sustainability rankings on their own performance. By providing reliable ESG data, ESG Intelligence helps businesses strengthen their ESG goals, refine policies, and streamline assessment processes.
  • Introducing ESG RegisteredTM: This flagship product enables companies to distinguish themselves and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through a dedicated ESG seal usable on both digital and physical materials.

This recognition and active participation at the World ESG Summit underscore Dun & Bradstreet’s commitment to fostering collaboration and driving collective progress towards a sustainable future. By offering innovative solutions and promoting informed discussions, the company aims to empower businesses of all sizes on their sustainability journeys.

About Dun & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, enables companies around the world to improve their business performance. Dun & Bradstreet’s Data Cloud fuels solutions and delivers insights that empower customers to accelerate revenue, lower costs, mitigate risk, and transform their businesses. Since 1841, companies of every size have relied on Dun & Bradstreet to help them manage risk and reveal opportunity.

Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Ltd. is responsible for the Dun & Bradstreet business in countries across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Headquartered at the Dubai International Financial Centre – UAE, Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Ltd. offers a suite of information solutions across these regions. Our services are utilized extensively by banks, financial institutions, government departments, multinationals, corporate entities, and small and medium-sized enterprises for seamless operations. We have offices in UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Pakistan.

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