Inspired by the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 20by2020 is an initiative championing the sustainability and humanitarian values of the UAE’s founding father. From its launch, in December 2019, the initiative will oversee the donation of innovative sustainability solutions and technologies to disadvantaged communities, in 20 countries, by the end of 2020.

With partners Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Abu Dhabi Global Market, and Mubadala Petroleum, along with winners and finalists of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the initiative seeks to foster an environment of stability and empowerment within all communities where donation activities occur.

As the UAE’s pioneering annual global award for recognising organisations and high schools for their innovative, inspirational and impactful solutions, the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 20by2020 initiative is also guided on its mission by the UAE’s Year of Tolerance. In 2019, the UAE united in celebration of Sheikh Zayed’s values of inclusiveness and compassion – championing aid to the people of all nations, creeds, and cultures.

20by2020 is a natural extension of the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s ongoing commitment to work with its winners and finalists, by continuing to support their goals and allowing their solutions to reach a much wider number of people, around the globe.

  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) opened for business on 21 October 2015. ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths panning over private banking, wealth management, asset management, derivatives and commodities trading, financial innovation, sustainability and more. ADGM comprises of three authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority.

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  • Since its inception on 15 July 1971, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has marked developmental milestones in more than 90 developing countries. Spanning the last 48 years, the Fund's development projects, valued at over AED90 billion, have helped the international community achieve socio-economic growth as well as drive the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • Mubadala Petroleum is a growing international upstream oil and gas exploration and production company. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), which is owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala Petroleum manages assets and operations spanning 10 countries with a primary geographic focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Russia and South East Asia. Our current working interest production is approximately 360,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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  • His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has proclaimed the year 2019 to be the "The Year of Tolerance" in the UAE, highlighting the UAE as a global capital for tolerance, and emphasizing tolerance as a universal concept and a sustainable institutional endeavor through legislation and policies aimed at entrenching the values of tolerance, dialogue, coexistence and openness to different cultures, especially amongst youth, which will reflect positively on society as a whole.

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