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Empower conducts financial literacy sessions for employees

Complying with Dubai Chamber’s ‘Together for a Better Future’ Campaign, the sessions were conducted as part of Empower's CSR programme

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and complying with Dubai Chamber’s CSR campaign,Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling company, conductedfinancial literacy sessions to teach Empower’s staffon improving their overall financial health. The sessions were delivered by Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai,and included money management tips and advice.

Empower has launched these sessions in line with its ongoing efforts to develop its human capital, and secure their welfare and happiness. The topics on discussion gave the chance to equip employees with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money.

Topics covered during the sessions included value of money, needs and wants; saving strategies, borrowing, and the importance of remitting money through legal channels.

“We have teamed up with Dubai Chamber and Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai to inculcate in our staff healthy financial management habits which will ultimately lead up to happier employees,” says HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer of Empower. “These financial education ice-breakers provide more practical ideas of Dubai leadership’s vision which focuses on the happiness for residents and citizens, and raise the satisfaction index among employees in the Emirate.”

Empower’sfinancial literacy sessions were in line with the ‘Together for a Better Future’ campaign organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry,aimed at having engaged and happy workforce that will boost productivity and create a happy environment at the workplace, which will also contribute actively to the growth of the company.

Last year, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched ‘Happiness Meter’ making Dubai the first city in the world to measure its visitors’ and residents’ happiness interactively.

Empower has been laying great emphasis on CSR activities this year. The company was awarded with the Dubai Chamber CSR Label in recognition of its success in operating sustainably and responsibly across its corporate practices.

“We are committed to implement the directives of Government of Dubai in spreading happiness in the community, and these sessions are part of an internal implementation. We have achieved significant success in community events throughout the year and collaborated with various organisations and institutions to achieve this vision,” added Bin Shafar.

The financial literacy sessions were delivered in English and Hindi. They were followed by a livelyquestion and answer session in which many employees put queries on the topics discussed.

Empower currently operates more than 1 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, among others.