Speaker

Darin Rovere
President, Sustainability Excellence

He works extensively on sustainability strategy, management and reporting, and has worked with many petrochemical and chemical companies in the Middle East, India and Canada. Sustainability Excellence worked with the first sustainability reporters in the region using international guidelines such as the GRI. Nearly half of all organizations adopting public sustainability reporting in the Arab region are past or present clients of Sustainability Excellence. Sustainability Excellence has supported significant multi-stakeholder initiatives aimed at fostering the uptake of sustainability, including extensive support for the Qatar Energy and Industry Sector Sustainability program, and previous to that, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group. Sustainability Excellence tracks the sustainability performance of several hundred companies in the Arab region, and is a Global Reporting Initiative data partner for the Arab region. Sustainability Excellence recently became only the fourth regional company to be accepted as a formal signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. Darin has lived in the Middle East for 8 years, and has supported clients in 9 countries in the region. Prior to moving to the region, four of his international clients ranked #1 in the world for sustainability in their sector, based on the assessments of such prestigious rankings as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. He has previously served on awards committees internationally, and has assisted in designing award criteria. He has travelled and/or delivered work in 70 countries.