Impact of sustainability strategies on the Qatar oil and gas sector
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AbstractQatar had experience an unprecedent economic growth since the discovery of its fossil fuel reserves back in the 1990s. However, this economic growth had been accompanied by an unsustainable consumption of energy resources amongst citizens and organisations alike. Therefore, the Qatar government decided to follow up the footsteps of the rest of the world by adapting sustainability policies, which was in the form of Qatar National Vision 2030 in 2008. The oil and gas sector, and much like the rest of the sectors in Qatar urged for the implementation of sustainability strategies in order adopt the country’s vision at the organisational level through the Qatar Energy and Industry Sustainability Strategy in 2011. Although the QEISS has been introduced a while back, some organisations within the sector are still doubtful of the importance of sustainability initiatives to their future and the future of Qatar. This is the raison d’être of this paper, as it looks to highlight the impact of sustainability initiatives on Qatar oil and gas organisations. The paper follows a qualitative approach, interviewing 24 professionals from eight different Qatar oil and gas organisations. Thematic analysis has been adopted as the data analysis process. The study is currently at the data analysis stage. The preliminary findings of the paper note that organisations economic, environmental and social performances improve with the implementation of sustainability initiatives.
CitationSarrakh, R., Renukappa, S. and Suresh, S. (in press) Impact of sustainability strategies on the Qatar oil and gas sector. British Academy of Management Conference, 31st August-2nd September, Alliance Manchester Business School.
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
DescriptionThis is a paper that has been accepted for the BAM2022 Conference, 31st August-2nd September, 2022, Alliance Manchester Business School.
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