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Oscar is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform for enterprise clients in the UAE and MENA region. The Oscar technology and domain expertise make sustainable procurement 5X faster and 80% cheaper for its clients driving their corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals designed for business longevity.
The Oscar solution is fully-compliant with UN SDG KPIs, UN Global Compact, GRI, SASB, and IFC disclosures. Oscar is also the only platform that tailors these requirements for clients in the GCC and the MENA region allowing them to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Our vision is to create a world of economic and environmental continuity starting with a holistic sustainability due diligence suite that services the construction industry and commercial and government entities to help mitigate the risk of supply-chain disruptions and ensure sound sustainable durability.
The GCC and the wider MENA region are all addressing the rising importance of business sustainable development and the UAE has made great strides in being at the forefront of SDG-related initiatives becoming strategically positioned to see this to fruition.
Sustainable Development Goals in the UAE
When it comes to sustainable development, the United Arab Emirates has demonstrated that it is among the most committed countries in the GCC.
It established the SDG Data Hub in 2017, in partnership with the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), as well as as a National Committee to advise on sustainability issues in 2018.
In November 2018, the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), launched the Sustainable Development Goals Centre of Excellence for the Arab Region (SDGCAR).
The SDGCAR is a unique initiative that promotes educational training, research, and policy advisory activities, and supports Arab policymakers in their effort to achieve the SDGs.
In 2021, the UAE launched its most ambitious initiative yet, with the announcement of UAE Net Zero 2050.
We take great pride in supporting and contributing to the UAE’s progressive push towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our unwavering commitment to helping companies across the MENA region measure and assess the wider impact of their actions is manifested in our services and mission.
Driving the change in the UAE sustainable development initiative and embedding sustainability topics and ideals into supply chains across the MENA region.
Economic and environmental continuity
Our vision is to create a world of economic and environmental continuity to help mitigate the risk of supply-chain disruptions and to ensure sound sustainable durability within the MENA region.
Imparting knowledge & expertise
Our expert knowledge of the region and steadfast belief in a sustainable future for the UAE and MENA region propelled us to develop a homegrown procurement solution empowering enterprise clients to become more socially responsible.
Our due diigence protocols are based on the most widely accepted and respected sustainability reporting guidelines, KPIs and frameworks. The Oscar protocols will fit into any internationally recognised reporting methodology.
We have a great team
Our promise is to empower our clients to comply with sustainability ideals, enhancing their corporate social responsibility through our platform and services.
To deliver on this promise, Oscar amassed a successful team, led by Abed Shawar, CEO and sustainability expert, and Dave Liskevich, CTO and technology expert.
Abed has 7 years of experience as a sustainability and environmental consultant. He has worked with Al Dar, NEOM, TRSDC, Al Ula, and Emaar, among others, across the MENA region.
Dave is a partner at a technical consultancy in the UK and brings years of experience building and managing platforms, tools, and databases for private, semi-private, and government clients.
Oscar KYP adds a vital due diligence step to your procurement activities. Corporations and large-scale projects will ensure that suppliers vying for work will align with their sustainability goals. This step will provide the client with the ability to properly assess the risk exposure associated with specific suppliers. Oscar KYP automates your sustainable procurement and makes it easier to meet your sustainability goals!
Oscar ESG seeks to empower financial entities by collecting ESG data from potential investments—lending opportunities to their wider portfolio. The collected data is then provided to the financial entities, allowing them to make informed investment decisions and ensure the sustainability of their revenue streams.
We deliver valuable reportable SDG data to government entities through the use of our tech automated assessment process helping the UAE and—the MENA region—stay committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Oscar SDG is designed with an invested focus on the UAE construction industry and a full intent to provide developers, contractors, and suppliers for the construction industry with a simple solution for complex sustainability requirements.