I know I am not the only person asking this question but if we are a fan of Covey and we "begin with the end in mind" , is it not true that both CSR and Corporate Social Entrepreneurship ( CSE) have a common end game of:
1. Addressing a societal concern or issue
2. Running a successful business with an entrepreneurial sustainable spirit
3. Measuring impact to ensure targets and expectations are met
Or do we have a case of both CSR and CSE looking and acting like ducks, but they are really different?
First you need to remove the misconception that a social enterprise is a charity. Social entrepreneurs who may bet set up as NGOs ( one option) are some of the brightest and best busy savvy entrepreneurs out there on the market today. …Continue
Three Qatari winners were selected out of the 150 applicants due to their passion and dedication to bring about a positive change in Qatar. Now in its third year, “World of Difference” is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme - Vodafone Better World.
Through the first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Vodafone gives people the opportunity to receive funding for 12 months to undertake projects to help the community in Qatar. The projects can focus on any area, cause or social issue as long as it meets a local need and is 100% non-profit.
Vodafone received over 150 applications since it launched “World of Difference” in February, with a 35% increase in the number of Qatari applicants over previous years. This shows the Qatari…Continue
Reaffirming its commitment Global Citizenship, Community Footprints focuses the company's CSR efforts across the Middle East and around the world on making a meaningful difference in the local communities where the company's hotels and resorts are located.
Over the past year, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Oman, has partnered with Rashid bin Al Nazar School Sidab, to provide a learning and mentoring programme for their students.…
The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is sponsoring a training course for the Charity Committee for Orphans Care (ENSAN) to help its personnel further develop their skills to render multidimensional services to orphans. The three-day course in Riyadh covered various important functions including research, social service, fund-raising and sponsorships.
It also touches on enhancing skills in persuasion techniques, diagnosis, building social support, successful marketing, and pressure management. The committee's programs and projects and resource development methods were discussed during the course.
A number of agreements are scheduled to be signed by the committee with private companies on the sidelines of the course. In appreciation of SABIC's support, the committee honored the company on the opening day of the course.
Yaarob Al-Thenayan, director, CSR,…
This partnership spurs from their belief in their mutual mission to inspire and prepare young Jordanians to become productive members of the society and succeed in a global economy through volunteerism.
The MOU actualizes Hikma's role in Corporate Responsibility by supporting and raising the awareness about volunteerism in Jordan, by adopting 16…
As part of the initiative this year, on April 27, Qatargas employees will plant 'Wild Sidr' plants at the 'Umm Garn Nature Reserve' about 30 kilometers north of Doha. Being organized in collaboration with the General Directorate of Nature Reserves, the initiative aims to protect the biodiversity of the State of Qatar for generations to come.
Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Qatargas Public…
The first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility - المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات- Sustainability) Platform of the Middle East region since 2005