GHAYA, a renowned UAE strategy consultancy with a “purpose to impact” approach, proudly introduces the inaugural “World With Purpose” summit, themed “The Rise of a Global Impact Economy.” Under the esteemed patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy and in collaboration with MAJRA, the National CSR Fund, this groundbreaking event is scheduled for November 7th and 8th, 2023, at the prestigious JA The Resort, distinguished as ‘Dubai’s Most Sustainable five-star Resort.’
Pioneering “World With Purpose” (WWP23)
World With Purpose 2023 (WWP23) is the brainchild of enthusiastic executives with a resolute commitment to making a significant impact in the Middle East and Africa. This initiative aims to initiate a pivotal conversation within the region about the importance of businesses transcending mere profit generation to create enduring value and influence. WWP23 is spearheading the movement towards a global impact-driven economy, advocating for sustainability and meaningful transformation.
Showcasing Local Success with WWP23
Serving as a platform to showcase and disseminate local success stories, WWP23 also plays a crucial role in driving positive global change. This annual event will alternate between the UAE and various other host countries, highlighting GHAYA’s dedication to fostering a global sense of interconnectedness.
Driving Purpose-Driven Leadership and Impact Investing
The inaugural summit is dedicated to transforming the business and sustainability landscape, commencing with a focus on purpose. Its objectives encompass supporting the UAE public sector in global sustainability, promoting discussions on businesses as a force for good, emphasizing impact investing and the G20 roadmap, and propelling purpose-driven leadership and climate action.
Inspiring a Commitment to a “World With Purpose”
Furthermore, it aims to inspire leaders and organizations to commit to the “World With Purpose Pledge,” recognize UAE SMEs contributing to impact through technology, establish impactful partnerships, and highlight best practices for purpose-led businesses.
World-Class Speaker Lineup at WWP23
Featuring an impressive lineup of speakers, including world bankers, economists, thought leaders, futurists, and even a monk, the summit is poised to host disruptive conversations aimed at harnessing the power of business as a force for good and enabling global prosperity, leaving no one behind.
GHAYA and WWP23: Nurturing Collaborative Partnerships
WWP23 underscores the pivotal role of leadership with a clear sense of purpose in the business world, encouraging unwavering dedication to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and nurturing collaborative partnerships for creating meaningful change.
Roberta Calarese, Founder and CEO of GHAYA, expressed her excitement about the upcoming summit, emphasizing the need for businesses to balance profitability with the community and environmental stewardship, thereby tapping into the power of business as a force for global prosperity.
Tatiana Antonelli Abella, Co-founder of GHAYA and CEO of Goumbook, stressed the importance of reimagining the role of business, shifting leadership mindsets towards long-term, purpose-driven perspectives, and aligning profit with purpose through collaboration among governments, businesses, civil society, and individuals.
Majra: A Vital Knowledge Partner
With a knowledge partnership held with “Majra,” the National CSR Fund at the “World With Purpose” summit, this event contributes to the goals of spreading awareness of sustainability, sustainable impact, and social responsibility. It also highlights and supports companies that work purposefully and positively in implementing ESG and SDGs while conducting dialogue sessions, workshops, and panel discussions, and issuing white papers to amplify sustainable impact.
UAE Leading Global Sustainability Efforts
“World With Purpose” takes a practical lead in transforming the private sector, positioning the UAE at the forefront of global sustainability efforts in the Middle East and Africa. This aligns seamlessly with the nation’s strategic commitment to support the UN SDGs.
An Exclusive Gathering for Changemakers
The summit is an exclusive event, limited to 300 guests, including 100 youth leaders and changemakers, and is by invitation only. Applications to attend can be made via the GHAYA website, www.ghaya.ae.
GHAYA’s “World With Purpose” Summit promises to be a pivotal event, driving the global transition towards a purpose-driven and impact-focused economy while fostering collaboration, innovation, and sustainability.