Prominent business leaders from across the Gulf Region formed Pearl Initiative in 2010 to create a non-profit vehicle for the Private Sector to collectively take a lead in adopting higher standards in corporate accountability, transparency and governance. Pearl Initiative believes that proactively raising standards in these areas enhances business innovation, opportunity and value creation. In other words, at the company level, it simply makes good business sense. At the sector and regional level, high standards of corporate governance and integrity are key drivers of competitiveness, investment, job creation, and sustainable economic growth.
The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders. The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to our mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.