Partnering with key clients for community development

Delivering training in schools on the Sustainable Development Programme, in partnership with DP World and PwC

Our Dubai office is working in partnership with two key clients – DP World and PwC – to establish and carry out a new community investment programme.

Volunteers from each entity have developed and delivered training sessions in schools in Dubai on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (the “SDGs”). This is part of a global initiative to deliver the World’s Largest Lesson, which is designed to get children thinking about the biggest challenges faced by the world today, to introduce children to the SDGs, and to start generating ideas about what can be done to achieve the SDGs and create a better world.

A video compiled from the lessons we have delivered gives a good overview of the initiative and how well it was received.

Of the students who took part in the programme so far, 94% learnt more about the SDGs, and 92% said they now care more about social and environmental issues, demonstrating the important role the teaching played in ensuring future generations feel empowered take action to address the SDGs.

This forms part of Linklaters’ work with IMPACT2030, a business sector led initiative focused on engaging employees to achieve the SDGs. We are now looking at ways to engage other key clients in the United Arab Emirates in delivering the World’s Largest Lesson, so that the initiative has even greater impact.