Tristar Shares Best Sustainable Practices with University Students

Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne shared with 80 graduating students of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) the company’s sustainability initiatives which support some of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a webinar.  

Mr. Mayne highlighted six SDGs which are focused on Good Health and Well-being (No. 3), Quality Education (No. 4), Clean Water and Sanitation (No. 6), Responsible Consumption and Production (No. 12), Climate Action (No. 13), and Partnerships for the Goals (No. 17). 

The webinar, which was arranged by Dr. K.Prakash Vel, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, UOWD, was part of the Industry Academia Interface in Classroom (IAIC) initiative with students from the COM331 subject on ‘‘Having Sustainability in Business and Managerial Practices’ of the Bachelor of Business Administration and BCom courses.  

The IAIC provides the students the opportunity to interact and have their work evaluated by a corporate organization rather than the traditional process of doing a project on a hypothetical organization. This initiative concludes with the review of the students’ ‘Group Sustainability’ course reports by Tristar representatives in the last week of November. 

“It was such a motivating, focused and a welcoming presentation. Students just loved the presentation,” expressed Dr. Prakash. Some students also commented that ‘there was just so much to learn’ and ‘it was an amazing session and very impressive’.

Since 2011, Tristar has been a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) which drives business awareness and action in support of achieving the SDGs. Mr. Mayne is a Board Director of the UNGC Local Network UAE.