NBAD Screening a Movie on NBAD Screening a Movie on Climate Change to Increase Awareness

NBAD Screening a Movie on NBAD Screening a Movie on Climate Change to Increase Awareness
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The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, will screen the acclaimed drama-documentary movie, The Age of Stupid, which examines environmental impact of present day practices on the future, on Tuesday August 9 at 6:00 PM at NBAD's head office in Abu Dhabi.

The screening of "The Age of Stupid" is part of the Bank's Awareness Sharing Knowledge (ASK), which was launched by NBAD in 2005 to encourage professional learning and information sharing for the welfare and improvement of the community. NBAD's ASK is part of NBAD's Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) efforts, which entails a strategy of engaging with NBAD stakeholders and members of the community.

"NBAD is committed to operating economic sustainability and one way we approach that is by playing a leading role in creating awareness about environment and climate change through positive action," said Belinda Scott, the Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility officer at NBAD. "The ASK lectures help us highlight some of the most pressing issues in the UAE, the region and the globe. We will organise interesting and thought-provoking programmes in this campaign."

The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055. When he sees footage of real people living during our present time he asks: "Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?"

NBAD has collaborated with The British Council in screening this movie, which will be shown on Tuesday, August 9, on the 6th floor auditorium at One NBAD Tower.

NBAD has a dedicated CSR team and is the first Bank in the country and one of the few in the region to publish an annual sustainability report, which was released in June 2010. NBAD Sustainability Report 2009 is available on the Bank's website and in hard copy, which was produced using recycled paper. 

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