Gulf International Bank (GIB) is organising a tree planting initiative on Saturday 23 April to commemorate World Earth Day.  Families with children and the general public are invited to participate in the activity taking place at the new Sitra Corniche from 9 am to 11 am.

GIB will organise the planting with the support of the Capital Governorate who will provide the trees and help the Bank’s volunteers and the public with the planting.  The Bank registered the Kingdom of Bahrain on the global campaign site via www.earthday.org to mark the Kingdom’s participation in the global campaign.

This initiative is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme ‘WAGIB’. Launched last year, ‘WAGIB’ is committed to supporting local communities in which the Bank 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, health awareness and the environment.

The World Earth Day began in 1970 as a movement to give voice to an emerging consciousness and 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.

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