DIFC Observes Earth Hour in Commitment to EnvironmentPress Release 24 Mar 2013 08:15 am
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the financial and business hub connecting the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s markets with the developed markets of Europe, Asia and the Americas, joined millions on Saturday in supporting Earth Hour by switching off all lighting within the financial district. Earth Hour is a global annual campaign to reduce energy consumption by encouraging the dimming of lights in homes, businesses and landmarks for one hour.
Roberta Calarese, Chief Legal Officer at DIFC Authority and head of the CSR committee, said: “We are committed to creating an environment that is sustainable and protected for future generations. As a global financial hub, we at the DIFC have an obligation to promote best practices in all aspects of business, which includes safeguarding our planet.”
DIFC has supported the initiative since 2010 and this year, participating companies included: Al Taayeen Management Consultants, Arabian Center, Capital Club Dubai, Citibank, Compass Financial Solutions, Credit Europe Bank (Dubai) Ltd, Credit Suisse AG Dubai Branch, Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Ltd, Falcon Group, Hummingbird Early Learning Centre, Intesa Sanpaolo, Jones Day, Mitsui & Co Middle East Ltd, Mohammed Hareb Al Otaiba Group, Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC, Red Sea International FZCO, Takaful Re Limited, and Xpertize United.
The attached picture shows a dark lit DIFC district during Earth Hour.