RIYADH: Asharq News announced the launch of Asharq Business Green, a new digital offering focusing on climate change, sustainability and green news.
The new vertical, available across multiple platforms, will include curated content from Bloomberg Green, Bloomberg’s climate change-focused editorial brand reproduced in Arabic.
The new vertical complements the existing offerings from Asharq News and provides its audience with a guide to business, technology and culture in the climate arena. It will employ the data and resources of Bloomberg to present cutting-edge environment and sustainability coverage in easily consumable formats.
Launched in January 2020, Bloomberg Green leverages the deep data expertise of Bloomberg to deliver original reporting and solutions-driven coverage on the business, science and technology of climate change.
As part of an exclusive content agreement between Asharq News and Bloomberg Media, Asharq Business with Bloomberg draws on Bloomberg’s extensive financial and economic content, analysis and market data to provide Arabic-speaking audiences around the world with curated news on the companies, markets and economies shaping the Middle East.
“Media outlets today have a responsibility to ensure a green agenda when it comes to planning strategic growth. This is particularly relevant as the world embarks on post-pandemic recovery,” said Riad Hamade, director of business news at Asharq News, said.
Asharq’s initiative falls under one of the media outlet’s key corporate social responsibility pillars focused on environment and sustainability and is “well-aligned” with the objectives set forth in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, explained Hamade.