Weight stigma is pervasive amongst the population dealing with obesity, and contributes to both physical and emotional health problems in those affected. Allurion found in their June 2022 research survey* that men’s health may be more compromised by this stigma in the UAE. The survey reported that half of the male population define themselves as overweight, with 40% intending to lose weight over the next 12 months[1]. The report further stated that only 23% of men have open conversations about their health and weight concerns with a medical professional[2]. With the stigma around weight loss and men having to deal with existing gender stereotypes, the journey to being a healthier version of themselves gets a lot harder.

Today, SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has launched the “Engineering Net Zero in the GCC”  report to help the region achieve its targets towards Net Zero Carbon future. The report brings together the global expertise and local knowledge of The SNC-Lavalin Group, including Atkins and Faithful+Gould, and outlines challenges, opportunities, and key recommendations to decarbonize the energy, built environment, and transport sectors.

Schneider Electric™, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released three independent research studies to better understand the maturity of sustainability initiatives within IT and data center organizations, and more specifically, where the IT and data center industry stand in achieving this vision of net-zero IT operations. The results of the studies, conducted by leading industry analysts, were previewed at a broadcast titled “The Future is Now: Preparing IT Infrastructure for Net Zero Operations,” and revealed a sustainability action gap.

Data from new research undertaken by The Talent Enterprise, the global tech human capital company headquartered in the UAE, has revealed that while the GCC’s workforce is reporting improved overall wellbeing since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still much to be done. 68% of employees reported increased levels of stress at work, while 48% stated that their workload increased significantly in the past 12 months.

The UAE and KSA have emerged as regional leaders in the awareness and adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices based on the findings of the second edition of the MENA CSR Survey Report. The survey was conducted by Cicero & Bernay Communication Consultancy (C&B), a leading MENA agency headquartered in Dubai, in partnership with 3Gem Research and Insights, a global research partner.

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