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Fintech as a Force for Good: Checkout.com Is the Official Payment Provider for Emirates Nature-WWF

Checkout.com, the global payments solution provider, is the official payment service provider for the non-profit, Emirates Nature-WWF. The paytech will help drive positive environmental change in the United Arab Emirates.

The partnership will see Checkout.com process donations for the non-profit, which works in association with WWF, the conservation organisation that is supported by over five million people globally. Emirates Nature-WWF supports individuals and institutions to achieve science-based solutions to combat climate change. Furthermore, it supports the safeguarding of seas, land, and their associated biodiversity.

A major challenge that many non-profit organisations face is that a large proportion of donations given by institutions and individuals goes to acquirers and technology providers. This is instead of being used to improve and enhance the climate and wildlife. Checkout.com will process Emirates Nature-WWF’s donations at cost. This will ensure more of the donations reach where they are needed the most — to support Emirates Nature-WWF’s endeavours.

Mansour Al Ketbi, director of strategic partnerships at Emirates Nature-WWF, said: “For almost two decades, Emirates Nature–WWF has been a prominent partner in environmental conservation in the region. We develop innovative solutions to protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.

“Our partnership with Checkout.com will fundamentally help us increase income. We can use this to build a sustainable future in the UAE. Furthermore, we can ensure the end consumer that their donations are directly contributing to the cause. Rather than being lost in transaction services.”

Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo, general manager MENA at Checkout.com, said: “Checkout.com is a global company that is on a mission to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. Giving back to society and empowering organisations like Emirates Nature-WWF will help create a more sustainable world. As a result, future generations can thrive, and this is intrinsically linked to our core values. We are committed to building a sustainable and technology-enabled future for the UAE.”

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  • Francis is a journalist and our lead LatAm correspondent, with a BA in Classical Civilization, he has a specialist interest in North and South America.

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