Invitation to Apply for Saudi Arabia's First Sustainability Training for Small and Medium Enterprises

Invitation to Apply for Saudi Arabia's First Sustainability Training for Small and Medium Enterprises

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:00am

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August 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is proud to partner with the King Khalid Foundation to facilitate the Sustainability Leading Practices (SLP) Training Program, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The workshop will be conducted through three days of training sessions: two days of training sessions for practitioners on October 2nd and 3rd, and one day of training sessions for executives on October 4th. The training will be provided in English and simultaneous Arabic translation will also be available. Participants will convene in Abha for both trainings under the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid, Governor of Asir.

Participating companies will receive training and engage in interactive exercises on key sustainability topics, such as “The Business Case for Sustainability” and “Measurement Tools for Sustainability Impact”. The training will be tailored to the Saudi Arabian business context and will focus on industry-specific topics. Each participant will receive actionable guidance on leading sustainability practices contained in a Sustainability Toolkit.

The SLP workshop aims to improve business performance in the Kingdom by building sustainability capacity at businesses with a tremendous opportunity to increase their contribution to the Saudi economy: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The training objectives align closely with those of the Government of Saudi Arabia in the Saudi Vision 2030. Both aim to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the private sector, and focus on procedures to diversify Saudi business and boost new sectors.

Eligible companies are invited to indicate their interest in participating by submitting a short application before 3-September. Detailed eligibility requirements are provided in the online application (available in both Arabic and English) at


What: Sustainability Leading Practices Training (apply here:

Who: Small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in KSA

When: October 2-4, 2016

Where: Abha, Saudi Arabia

About The King Khalid Foundation
King Khalid Foundation aims to be the leader and role model in the philanthropic and development work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to positively impact peoples' lives by providing innovative solutions to critical socio-economic challenges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KKF has a legacy of managing high impact programs in the Kingdom, in partnership with business and government. Examples of these programs include: No More Abuse, a public awareness campaign in partnership with Memac Ogilvy, after which the “Women and Child Abuse Prevention Law” was adopted; Our Youth Our Future, a large-scale youth training and employment program in partnership with HRDF aimed at providing training and employment for over 3,500 youths; The King Khalid Awards, annual awards for Non-Profit Excellence, Development Partners, and Responsible Competitiveness.

About AccountAbility
AccountAbility is a leading global “not-for-profit” organization focused on research, standards, and consulting, providing innovative solutions to the most critical challenges in sustainability and CSR. Since 1995, we have been helping corporations, non-profits and governments embed ethical, environmental, social and governance accountability into their organizational DNA.

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