Gulf International Bank to organise a tree planting initiative to mark World Earth Day 2017

The public is invited to participate in the green activity on 22 April

 As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme WAGIB, Gulf International Bank (GIB) is organising a tree planting initiative on Saturday 22 April to observe the World Earth Day. Families with children and the general public are invited to participate at the Sitra Al Kubra Garden from 9 am to 12 noon.

GIB will organise the planting with the support of the Capital Municipal Council, Capital Municipality and Gulf City Cleaning. GIB has registered the initiative on the global campaign site via www.earthday.org to mark its participation in the annual global campaign.

This is the second year that GIB is commemorating World Earth Day with tree planting. Last year scores of families with children and nature lovers made the bank’s green initiative a great success. Employees of the bank and environmental enthusiasts planted trees, shrubs and flowers to beautify the Sitra Corniche area.

The World Earth Day began in 1970 as a movement to give voice to an emerging consciousness, channelling human energy toward environmental issues. It is noted around the globe with environmentally conscious activities. The organisation has an ambitious target of planting 7.8 billion trees globally by 2020.

WAGIB is committed to supporting local communities in which GIB operates with a range of sustainable development programmes and local initiatives. WAGIB emphasises themes with long-term positive results in the fields of youth and career development, women’s empowerment, economic development, health awareness and the environment.

GIB is owned by the governments of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund being the primary shareholder.

GIB, the Gulf’s international bank, helps its clients thrive by working together to realise ambitions. GIB aims to be the preferred financial services partner, delivering bespoke banking solutions to a wide customer base in the region and beyond. This includes corporate banking, asset management, debt and equity capital market services, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and the world’s first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service, meem by GIB.