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Business and Inclusive Growth at the Upcoming Maala Conference, Tel Aviv

"Innovation for Good Life" conference. December 4-5th, 2019. Tel Aviv, Israel

Published 07-11-19

Submitted by Maala - Business for Social Responsibility

Maala conference 2018. Photo by: Netanel Tobias

The Maala international conference has positioned itself as a hub for discussing business impact on Inclusive growth, and this year will capture insights from the Israeli market and implications for other markets around the world. The conference serves as a gateway to Israeli CSR for stakeholders, investors, global corporations and multinational companies operating in Israel, the global CSR and sustainability community, and other business partners. The conference will be held on December 4-5, 2019, in the old Tel Aviv port.

Hosting over 750 guests annually, the conference is a very lively, dynamic and energetic event, reflecting the vibrant sustainability community in Israel, and also appreciated for its innovative style of creating dialogue and engagement. The conference offers an immersive experience, both on the first day with power-presentations, 'fire-chats' and multiple dialogue sessions; and on the second day with field tours to corporate innovation sites.

The conference will discuss issues such as – leveraging business impact to address social gaps and inequality, diversity and inclusion in the workforce, social and sustainable innovation, products and services that help people live a better life, ESG investing, and more. The conference will also see the launch of a new publication on lessons from Israel on business impact on inclusive growth. A recent article published on Triple Pundit provides a glimpse into the ongoing work in Israel on that.

The 2018 Maala International Conference featured some 750 participants from Israeli and global businesses, investors, civil society and government agencies. International speakers represented companies including Barclays, MasterCard, Danske Bank, TripAdvisor, and Blackrock; Israeli speakers included Bank Hapoalim, SodaStream, JDC Israel, Strauss Group, and Unilever Israel.  

To learn more and take part in the conference, please contact elisha@maala.org.il   

 

Maala is a non-profit corporate membership organization promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility in Israel. Founded in 1998, Maala is considered as the Israeli standards-setting organization, annually publishing the Maala ESG Indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Maala also serves as a ‘hub’ of the Israeli CSR community within Israel and in representing Israel within global CSR and sustainability networks.

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Maala is a non-profit corporate membership organization promoting ESG and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Israel. Founded in 1998, Maala is considered as the ESG standards-setting organization in Israel. Presently, the membership organization is comprised of some 130 members, Israel’s largest companies.

Maala publishes the Maala ESG indexes annually on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and as of 2016 organizes an annual international conference in Tel Aviv.

Our Mission

Helping companies increase their social and environmental impact

  • Sharing practices & mutual learning
  • Flagging priorities & developing joint initiatives
  • Setting voluntary standards for business in Israel

Driving Change through

  1. A network of 120 member companies, Israeli and global companies operating in Israel 2. A hub for sustainable business practices, solutions and cross-sector collaboration.
  2. An annual CSR index rating 153 companies, also traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Maala ESG Index Facts & Figures

  1. Over 150 companies rated. (vs. 47 when the index was launched in 2006)
    - Approx. half are of Israel’s large companies, rated on the Maala Advanced Index
    - Approx. half are of Israel’s mid-size companies, rated on the Maala Basic Index
  2. Aggregate revenue: $137 billion; over 350,000 employees
  3. TA Maala Index includes half of the total market value traded on the TASE.

Maala ESG Index Main Features

  1. National based index – a prestigious Israeli business club
  2. Local adaptation of global ESG and sustainability standards
  3. A guidebook for local expectations and priorities
  4. Reflects local market business culture

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