Led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS) has revealed an organisational restructure and new brand identity, supporting AGS’s aims to advance environmental, social and corporate governance initiatives across the UAE.

This strategic move is designed to align AGS with its mission to advance environmental, social, and corporate governance initiatives in the United Arab Emirates, positioning the country as an industry leader in sustainability. Building on a successful eight-year track record, AGS will combine local knowledge and cultural understanding with subject matter expertise to ensure businesses in the UAE and across the region are equipped to meet their ESG goals. 

The enhancement of services empowers AGS’s partners to embed sustainability across their entire value chains, ensuring that best practices are integrated at every level of corporate leadership. The new services include materiality assessments, ESG transformation and strategy, greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and inventory, and ESG reporting and disclosure. AGS has also introduced a corporate wellness offering, recognising the role that individuals can play as ambassadors for change within their organisations and in their communities. 

At AGS’s panel discussion titled Future Sustainability Pathways, Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Founder and Chairperson of Alliances for Global Sustainability said in her keynote address: “AGS is committed to playing a pivotal role in fostering sustainability in the UAE and encouraging local and global businesses to adopt the best ESG practices. One of the key drivers in our decision to enhance our structure and services is the notion of protecting culture and traditions that are at risk of extinction due to the effects of climate change. Sustainability is the key to preserving our culture and, equally, it is culture that will allow us to unlock a more sustainable future.

Sheikha Shamma added: “As we enter a new era for Alliances for Global Sustainability, we reiterate our promise to keep building meaningful partnerships, advising organisations on how to navigate the ever-evolving climate landscape, and investing in companies with purpose and circularity at their core.”

Taking a data-driven approach, AGS focuses on supporting clients in their sustainability transformation while remaining committed to invest in solutions and partnerships to take decisive steps towards a net-zero world. The organisation leads clients through the ESG transformation process, engaging with stakeholders to develop future driven ESG strategies that result in responsible profit-making for organisations. With a focus on climate action and circularity, AGS continues to support sustainable technology and products by forming partnerships and investing in them. AGS positions itself as a sustainable solutions provider through strategic investments in economically feasible projects, focusing on three investment pillars: Food, Agriculture & Landscape; Circular Economy; and Logistics & Transportation. The organisation collaborates with a diverse range of partners, from entrepreneurs to institutional investors, to build a legacy of long-term sustainable value. Following Her Highness’s broader vision for education and climate action, AGS is also helping its clients in fostering wellness at workplaces, to drive a culture that resonates with our local values of conservation and responsibility. 

Since its inception in 2016, Alliances for Global Sustainability has expanded its portfolio by establishing Reset MENA, an energy and water efficiency solutions provider, and Aurora50, which focuses on inclusivity by increasing women’s representation on company boards. AGS remains a shareholder in start-ups focused on food security, namely Pure Harvest and Fresh on Table.