theOtherDada proudly announces...
...to be Lebanon's first-ever B Corporation and 4th in the entire MENA.
This makes us officially a force for good - from the way we operate internally to the change we create! Being more than just a certificate, B Corp helps us set goals, continue to learn, be truly held accountable, and benchmark against like-minded organisations.
But what is B Corp?
In order to achieve B Corp Certification, a company must:
Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review.
Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.
Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE recognizes projects that contribute to our society.
D&AD Impact is a programme to recognise and support creative ideas that are making a real and positive difference to the world.
Part of the D&AD Awards, the D&AD Impact categories are for communications, designs and initiatives that are harnessing creativity to benefit society.
The D&AD Impact Accelerator is a tailored-made bootcamp for winners of the Future Impact category. It's a unique blend of expert advice, practical workshops, mentoring, talks and peer-to-peer support; all designed to help push ideas and businesses to thrive. It is run by the D&AD Foundation team, trainers and members of the D&AD Impact Council.
Apollo 40 Under 40 Middle East (in partnership with Deutsche Bank) recognizes 40 of the most influential and talented people in the art world who are based in the region, broadly considered, and under the age of 40.
The aim is to celebrate the next generation of leaders and innovators, whether they be artists, curators, collectors or entrepreneurs.
Dada says "I never pretend to be a curator. I’m like a creative director with the vision and strategy, and have a knack of finding the right collaborators to build multi-layered projects"
Sometimes, the most important accomplishment is simply proving something can be done.
Call it a one-of-a-kind solution for a one-of-a-kind scenario. The Home of Innovation Demonstration House is the first single-family home in the Middle East to earn Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED for Homes International Pilot program. It also is designed and built to achieve a net-zero energy balance.
What visitors find truly remarkable is that the house accomplishes those goals even though it was built in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s harshest climates.
Adib Dada Revives Polluted Rivers
Introducing the 2016 GOOD 100, our annual list of 100 extraordinary individuals tackling global issues in creative ways.
The Beirut River is more sludgy sewer than river, complete with rumors of a resident crocodile lurking in the muck. Adib Dada thinks he can clean it up. Using biomimicry techniques developed at theOtherDada, his architecture and design practice, Dada is attempting to rehabilitate the river and reintegrate it into Beirut’s natural ecosystem. He’s also rebuilding the city’s infrastructure around a more symbiotic relationship between nature and the built environment. The first stage, Beirut River 2.0, which addresses infrastructural decay and contamination in the most polluted neighborhoods, is currently under way.