About the Awards

Now in its fourth edition, the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards enables businesses across the Gulf to compete for the ultimate accolade in the world of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. This year, the Awards return with a streamlined set of 12 categories that cover the range of inspiring initiatives deserving recognition. So whether you’re a large corporation, a dynamic young start-up or an established SME, we want to hear how you’re implementing outstanding sustainability and CSR initiatives.

Since our Awards are cross-sector, business professionals from across the economy will be in attendance. This makes our Awards the perfect place to acquire new ideas and see how sustainability and CSR best practice is achieved across the Gulf.

By gathering hundreds of business professionals together under one roof, the Awards offer unparalleled brand positioning and networking opportunities. This event is not to be missed.

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Gain recognition for what you’ve achieved.

Hear stories of company success by attending the Open Presentations.

Raise your profile and generate PR for your company.

Increase your network, with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of professionals.

Raise staff morale by attending a fun and memorable event with the whole team.

Improve your strategy with detailed feedback following the awards.

Who can enter the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards?

We welcome and encourage entries from all business, organisations and individuals, regardless of sector, who are committed to exceptional sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

SME or multinational?

Our judges recognise excellence and innovation no matter the size of the organisation. SMEs and large organisations fare equally well in front of our panels of independent judges. The important thing is that you can demonstrate the value of your initiative!

What kinds of initiatives can enter the Awards?

Any initiative in your organisation that has yielded impressive Sustainability and CSR results is worthy of nomination for these Awards. If you can demonstrate tangible benefits in either of these areas, you are an ideal candidate!

The Unique Format and Value of our Awards

Our awards are like no other. The finals and awards ceremony both take place during the working day on 9th June 2020 at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai. During the day, finalists present their initiatives in front of independent judging panels, followed in the afternoon by a superb gala lunch and the awards ceremony itself. Most presentations are open to other finalists so you can see how other companies are defining excellence in sustainability and CSR - within your industry and beyond.

There is also plenty of scope for networking throughout the day. With our marketing efforts, we will publicise your presence at the Awards, and if you win we will share the news across our social media networks and mailing lists. Along with our media partners, we feature stories and guest articles from finalists and winners throughout their Awards journey.


Early Bird Entry Deadline - 26th December 2019

Entry Deadline - 5th March 2020

Finalists Announced - 12th March 2020

Early Bird Booking Deadline - 9th April 2020

Booking Deadline - 28th May 2020

Awards Finals - 9th June 2020

Choose Your Category

Select the most appropriate categories to showcase your sustainability and CSR initiatives.

Nominate Your Initiative

5th March

Nominate the category/categories of your choice and receive access to the Online Portal, where you submit your entry form.

Submit Your Entry by

5th March

Write your entry, which counts for 50% of your final score. Make use of our case studies, articles and webinars, then submit on the Online Portal.

Finalists Announcement

12th March

Get shortlisted by a panel of our most prominent judges.

Save up to 24% when you book a table of 10. Individuals seats also available.

12th March

Book Your Table

Get ready to present before our panel of independent judges. The presentation should bring your initiative to life, and it counts for 50% of your final score.

Prepare Your Presentation

As well as presenting your initiative, you can enjoy a memorable day of celebration, learning and networking at the Awards Finals.

9th June

Present Your Initiative
and Enjoy the Awards

Containing competitors’ scores and judges’ comments, your Feedback Report will give you detailed, specific feedback that will help you refine your strategy going forward.

Receive Your Feedback Report

We have categories to suit every organisation.
Which ones are best for you?