Improving Sustainability and Circularity of Plastics in the Middle East
By Mark Porter, Global Head of Bain & Company’s Chemicals Practice and Raja Atoui, Partner, Bain & Company
As attention has focused on the problem of plastic pollution in the environment, governments and the private sector have taken steps to promote recycling and reduce plastic waste. These measures include phasing out certain single-use plastics and setting specific goals on plastics recycling. Targets vary by region. But countries in the Middle East are taking significant action towards reducing plastic consumption. For example, in the United Arab Emirates, the government has banned single-use plastic bags to encourage utilizing reusable products.
Why Disruption Shouldn’t Derail the ESG Strategy of Businesses in the Middle East
By François Faelli, Global Managing Partner of ESG, Bain & Company and Akram Alami, Partner, Bain & Company Middle East
Sustainable change has lengthy time horizons—even as companies in the region achieve interim environmental, social, and governance (ESG) milestones, their aims and aspirations often extend to targets in 2030, 2040, and 2050. Unfortunately, disruption does not.
Inclusion and Talent Strategies for Energy Companies in the Middle East
By Eric Beranger-Fenouillet, Partner, Bain & Company Middle East and Emily Emmett, Partner, Bain & Company Houston
Navigating the energy transition will be a generational challenge, requiring top-tier talent to solve incredibly complex problems. Meeting this challenge will require retaining and reskilling today’s workers, while integrating new people with varied backgrounds and capabilities. Leaders will need to invest in creating inclusive organizations where everyone feels like a valued contributor with a shared purpose.
By Julie Coffman, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Bain & Company, and Anne-Laure Malauzat, Middle East Chief Diversity Officer, Bain & Company
We all know what it feels like to belong somewhere—to be included—and naturally, we want all team members in our organizations to feel that way. Besides being the right thing to do and stimulating better individual and team performance, building inclusive teams pays off for companies by helping them attract and retain the most diverse and talented employees. Despite the clear benefits, however, most companies struggle to foster feelings of inclusion for the majority of their people.