Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

Financiers embrace sustainability Or Bringing Sustainability to the Core of UAE Economy

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Dubai Carbon launches the first sustainability self-assessment tool focused on capital investment markets to streamline portfolio exposure to climate change. Dubai – Dubai Carbon has launched a new version of Sustainability Self-Assessment specifically focused on measuring the risk and exposure towards socio-environmental impacts thus allowing both public and private organisations to benchmark their resource efficiency amongst industries and peers. The …

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DEWA wins two CFI.co awards from Capital Finance International

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Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has won two CFI.co 2016 awards with HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, winning the Outstanding Contribution to Local Employment – GCC 2016, and DEWA winning Best in-house Corporate Finance Team – GCC 2016. Al Tayer won the award as a result of his role in achieving …

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Visits Al Habtoor Group Stand at Cityscape 2016

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Dubai, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai visited the Al Habtoor Group stand at Cityscape Global 2016 on Tuesday 6 September, 2016. His Highness was greeted by Managing Director Maan Halabi and senior management from the Al Habtoor Group and was updated on the development’s progress. …

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Virtual currencies unlikely to crowd out fiat currencies, according to new research

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New research from the SWIFT Institute assesses whether the global financial community is accepting Bitcoin as a valid currency. Brussels – The SWIFT Institute has published a new research paper analysing whether Bitcoin will crowd out fiat currencies in the global community. The paper, entitled “Virtual currencies: Media of exchange or speculative assets?”, looks at the dynamic relationship between virtual …

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Diyar United Company is Microsoft Kuwait Partner of the Year 2016

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First Cloud Solution Provider partner in Kuwait. Kuwait – Diyar United Company, a Kuwait-headquartered Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialist, is the recipient of the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Diyar United …

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Jean-Marc Harion will be Chief Executive Officer of Orange Egypt starting 1st of September

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Orange Egypt announced the appointment of Jean Marc Harion as Chief Executive Officer succeeding Yves Gauthier. Jean Marc Harion bringing over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector in which he spent in leading positions in the sector and achieving numerous successes in many countries in the world. Since 2011, Jean Marc Harion was the Orange Belgium Chief Executive …

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum

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Located in Dubai, UAE and the first of its kind in the MENA region. A national hub for soil education. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in the Emirate of Dubai. The Museum, a distinctive facility …

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DEWA organises Innovation Lab to promote Shams Dubai and innovation in solar energy projects

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organised an Innovation Lab at its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. Attendees included representatives from Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP), and innovators from various government departments, organisations, and foundations in Dubai. The Innovation Lab was organised to promote the Shams Dubai Initiative, which was launched by DEWA to achieve the Smart Dubai Initiative, …

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Women: Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and African Women Leaders in STEM Convene in the United States for TechWomen 2016

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Nearly 90 women from 19 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia will arrive in the United States next week for the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen exchange program. These women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields will collaborate with their American counterparts on specific projects at leading science and technology companies in the …

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DarkMatter set to make cyber resiliency rallying call at GITEX Technology Week 2016

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DarkMatter is the Cyber Security Innovation Partner at the 36th Gulf Information & Technology Exhibition (GITEX) CEO, Faisal Al Bannai will make a keynote address on how the roles of the private sector and the state complement each other to foster cyber security Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the …

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