Habiba Al Mar’ashi Bio

Habiba Al Mar’ashi

Co-founder and Chairperson
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)

Mrs. Habiba Hassan Sultan Al Mar’ashi Al Hashimi is the Co-founder and Chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a pioneering non-government organisation established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1991. She guided EEG to become the first environmental NGO in the world to receive ISO 14001 certification. She single handedly established the Arabia CSR Network in 2004, as the MENA region’s pioneering and only multi-stakeholder platform with local and multi-national entities. She co-founded the Emirates Green Building Council in 2006 and serves as its Treasurer and Board Member. 

Mrs. Al Mar’ashi has been actively associated in leadership roles in global bodies such as UN Global Compact (board member) and President of the UNGC – GCC Network , UNEP (civil society representative), a member of Global Reporting Initiative Stakeholder Council (GRI), and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certification Advisory Board for the Middle East. She is currently a Vice Chair of the Global Urban Development and Patronage Committee member of myclimate. In 2019 she was selected to come on board as a member of a high level Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance at the invitation of the UN Secretary-General.  In July 2021 she was chosen to serve as a Director of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Mrs. Al Mar’ashi also serves as a member of advisory Boards for several Academic Institutions and other boards that deal with Sustainability in the Region and Globally.