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Our Corporate Partner, First Abu Dhabi Bank’s MSCI ESG Rating Upgraded To AA Leader Category

MSCI has recently upgraded First Abu Dhabi Bank’s (FAB) ESG rating from A to AA, placing it in the ‘leader’ category. One of FAB’s ESG credentials is that they have joined Aurora50 as a Corporate Partner for Pathway20. We are extremely proud to see a our partners being recognized for their commitments to building the …

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ADNOC’s Pathway to Gender Balance by Thuraya Al Maskari, Vice President, Group Corporate Governance at ADNOC

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing Emirati women take their role and assume their rightful place in society” These words of the late Sheikh Zayed encapsulate ADNOC’s spirit as a leading light in gender parity. At ADNOC, we are committed to fostering and supporting the development of talented women into business leaders. In the words …

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Looking for yourFirst Board Role? 6 Tips to Get you Started

In the UAE, the regulator,  Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA), has stipulated that women must represent 20% of directors on listed company boards. At present, women currently hold only 3.5% of these board seats. At present, women currently hold only 3.5% of these board seats. The gap between the nation’s aspirations and reality presents …

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Driving Diversity in Leadership Roles: A CHRO Perspective

Human resource leaders have long championed and advocated the benefits of organisational diversity, at all levels. Diversity mapping and management is a journey, requiring different approaches, depending on which stage the organisation is at. These range from building organisational awareness, putting in place policies to support diversity, and proactively creating robust programmes that help develop …

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How UAE’s Aurora50 is Supporting Greater Female Representation on Corporate Boards

Emirate’s leadership champions gender equality and understands its economic benefit said, social enterprise co-founder There is a clear link between female representation on corporate boards and better financial results, which the UAE leadership understands and is advocating for, said Aurora50’s co-founder. Aurora50’s mandate, through its Pathway 20 initiative, is to develop resilient and high performing …

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All listed UAE Companies Now Need at Least One Female Board Director

Listed companies in the UAE now need to have at least one female director on their boards, according to the Securities and Commodities Authority. The requirement for all companies on local markets came into force following a board meeting on Sunday by the market’s regulator. The UAE’s markets must be elevated “to meet the highest …

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