Sustainability, in all its shapes and forms, has proven to be the key theme of 2022. Different sectors across the spectrum have taken the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by storm and tackled one or more that aligns with their mission and beliefs.
In the midst of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Mountain View has hosted a panel discussion in the conference’s green zone inviting a series of prominent figures from different industries that all share a similar vision. In addition to signing an MOU with the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) to establish vocational training centers across the country throughout the next five years.
Over the years, Mountain View has built expertise and demonstrated a serious and impactful commitment towards “Sustainability Development” through placing PEOPLE at the Centre of care, enabling the well-being of communities. Hence, the company aspires to continue to fulfill its commitments through collaborating with respectful governmental entities the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
Mountain View signed an MOU with the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) to establish vocational training centers across the country throughout the next five years.
The MOU was witnessed by ENG. Amr Soliman, Founder and Chairman of Mountain View Egypt, and ENG Mohamed Zaki El Sewedy, Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Industries and signed by Eng. Tamer Nabil, Mountain View, Chief Operations Officer AT Mountain View, and Dr. El-Sayed Turki, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Sector at the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
Mountain View, through this partnership, aspires to develop the skills of Egyptian calibers in all economic sectors in order to qualify them for the labor market and stimulate their entrepreneurial skills in an attempt to bridge the gap of the urgent need for skilled and trained labor in the market and promote the growth of the national economy. And this is what ENG. Amr Soliman tackled during the panel under the theme “Sustainable Development Goals and well-being in Egypt.”
Partnerships for the Goals
Taking a steady stride aligning with the UN SDG #17, this panel focuses on how when forces are joined, the results are multiplied and much more impactful. The one-of-a-kind panel presented leading initiatives in Egypt on how to improve Egyptians’ well-being. Panelists discussed how cross-industries collaborations of the private sector can contribute to achieve many sustainable development goals and prove once again how they are all interconnected.
Moderated by Dr. Ehab Shalaby, CEO of DCarbon, the panel welcomed esteemed speakers including: Eng. Amr Soliman, Founder and Chairman of Mountain View, Ms. Ghada Michael, Head of Communications at Sanofi, Ms. Nahla Kamal, Board Member and Director of CSR at Nestle and Mr. Mahmoud ElKhateeb, Business Director at Vodafone Egypt.
Bringing Life to Land, and Happiness
Staying true to its mission of “Bringing Life to Land”, Mountain View solidified its stance on the importance of ensuring individual’s well-being and how that is the driving force of change. “The science of Happiness has always been something we preach and believe in, “said Eng. Amr Soliman. He continued, “We have seen what a happy individual does, in our headquarters we applied the science of happiness by establishing the first application of ‘Happiness by Design’ because it has been proven that a happier employee increases their productivity by 21%, innovation by 300% and bottom-line sales by 37%”.
During the panel, Soliman focused on shedding light on the importance of a value model, known as the Happiness Index, that governs the business by ensuring that long-term business values are created for People by People.
Through a deep dive into what the index entails, it was clear that it ensures that the tools and opportunities are curated based on the individual circumstances and needs at each stage of life and development, yet all aim to the same objective of well-being.
The index tackles the circumstances by:
- Addressing survival needs
- Building relationships
- Empowering Esteem
- Enabling Transformation
- Encouraging self-expression
- Advancing Collaboration
- Facilitating impact Contribution