Schema participates at the GRI Global Conference on Sustainability & Reporting & helps issue G4 guidelines


Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 26 May 2013

As leaders in sustainability advisory services in the MENA and approved GRI Training Providers for Arabic-Speaking Middle East countries, Schema’s team actively participated in the GRI Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting that was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 22 to 24 May 2013.

Represented by its CEO and Founder, Ms Maali Qasem Khader, Schema attended the conference to also celebrate the announcement of the G4 reporting guidelines which Ms Khader has contributed towards their issuance by being a fully engaged Arab representative on the G4 workforces managed by GRI.

Schema has been active in guiding a number of leading companies in the MENA region in their sustainability reporting journey in compliance with the GRI standards, and as such, helped them issue their G3 and G3.1 based reports over the past few years.

It is both a pleasure and an honor to be part of a globally engaging organization such as the GRI; an organization that has a global outreach but is committed to maintaining a local and regional interest creating a unique balance. We continue our support to the GRI with the G4 guidelines and training on them in the MENA region and in every way we can promote the practice of sustainability and corporate responsibility reporting based on the GRI guidelines and indicators“, commented Ms Khader.

Over the years, GRI’s Conference has become the world’s largest gathering of leaders, thinkers and doers in the field of sustainability reporting. More than 1500 leaders and practitioners from business, finance, accountancy, consultancy, civil society, government, labor and academia come together to discuss the main challenges and opportunities towards a more sustainable future. They also spot the light on how reporting can be used to help create a better future and drive change. For more information on the GRI conference, please visit


About Schema

Schema is an established advisory firm focused on Sustainability, providing value to clients through tailored solutions in Corporate Governance (CG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the MENA region. It is the only Sustainability advisory practice in the region that specializes purely in CG and CSR, maintaining a focus on and evolving with the rapid development in these fields.

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