Arthur D. Little (ADL), the world’s first management consulting firm, today released an exclusive report exploring the state of sustainability and the challenges to adoption. With insights from Prof. Tima Bansal of Ivey Business School, the report, titled Overcoming the Challenges to Sustainability, is based on a global survey conducted by ADL which identifies the dynamic variables that are shaping business sustainability worldwide, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Despite understanding the benefits, the survey shows a fifth of companies (20%) still do not have a sustainability strategy in place — and less than 30% believe the impact of that strategy is clear to all employees. This failure to take meaningful action and embed sustainability at the center of organizations does not only cause potential environmental and social harm; it also holds back business performance.

yallacompare, the number-one financial comparison site in the Middle East, has released an updated report on the UAE’s ‘best’ drivers after last year's report declared Pakistani drivers as kings and queens of the road. Drivers from Burma/Myanmar were the best drivers in the UAE during 2021, with the lowest accident claims rate of 2.5 per cent. Using data for the whole of 2021, yallacompare looked at the number of claims registered by each nationality, proportionate to the number of customers, establishing a claims ratio by nationality.

Lexus has been ranked as the second most loved brand in the MEA region according to the Brand Love 2022 report published by Talkwalker, an industry-leading consumer intelligence platform. After analysing over 2.6 billion online conversations from real MEA consumers around 1500 leading global brands across 20 industries and eight markets, Lexus placed second amongst all brands surveyed, in a clear demonstration that Lexus is winning the hearts and minds of consumers across the Middle East and Africa.

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