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, on 18 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 Global Market, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Mubadala Petroleum, the Year of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company - Masdar and Majid Al Futtaim 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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    In line with the "UAE Vision 2021" and "UAE Centennial 2071", the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence aims to draw a roadmap which covers the mechanisms needed to make tolerance and coexistence, national values of the UAE, spread all over the world.

    Through its initiatives, the Ministry seeks to develop a spirit of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence among all residents of the country, encourage interfaith dialogue, highlight the true image of Islam, build bridges of understanding, communication and dialogue, and reject violence, discrimination, and hatred.

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  • Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is a regional and international leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. Headquartered in the UAE, Masdar has been advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of cutting-edge solutions in the industry for more than a decade. We are developers of clean energy power projects; we are sustainable urban planners and developers; we are partners in high-impact innovation; and we are facilitators of world-class industry and knowledge platforms that accelerate the adoption of clean-tech solutions.

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    Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

    A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 16 international markets, employing more than 44,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

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