EcoVentures would examine several key areas to reduce Tecom's ecological footprint, including water and energy consumption, waste, and emissions generated through business travel, commuting and deliveries, said Shezan Amiji,EcoVentures director.
"From then on, Tecom
can decide on the necessary measures and over what period they want to become carbon neutral
", said Mr. Amiji
is a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, which is owned by the Dubai Government.
Reducing a company's footprint made good business sense, said Mr. Amiji, a former media entrepreneur and banker with Goldman Sachs and Standard Chartered.
was inspired to open his
consultancy business after watching Al Gore's Academy Award-winning documentary film An Inconvenient Truth.
"Managing your business responsibly makes you an efficient producer", he
Mr Amiji, whose company is affiliated with the UK-based The Carbon Neutral Company, one of the world's leading offset businesses, said he could give clients worldwide investment options.
is looking to finance environmentally friendly start-up businesses in the UAE.
"We are trying to source credits in the region and trade them in the region," he