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The Ritz-Carlton hotel spearheads corporate volunteering in GCC as company becomes first founding partner of impact 2030

Posted by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2014 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has become the first founding partner of IMPACT 2030: The global initiative for the advancement of corporate volunteering.

IMPACT 2030 was introduced at the United Nations on Friday (Dec. 5), on International Volunteer Day where the Ritz-Carlton and the fellow founding partner companies showcased the meaningful difference their employees are making locally, nationally and internationally through corporate volunteering.

To celebrate the landmark partnership, the Ritz-Carlton properties around the GCC organized an array of activities, from programs training local students in the craft of hospitality to helping local charities spruce up their surroundings. 

IMPACT 2030 is a global private sector led collaboration created to mobilize corporate volunteers to contribute to achieving the UN sustainable development goals. The initiative’s partner companies recognize that a commitment to corporate…

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Bank Sohar supports Omani Women’s Association – Al Amerat

Posted by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2014 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

Bank Sohar, in its effort to ensure the continued wellbeing of the community and as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programme, has extended its support to Omani Women’s Association – Al Amerat Branch. The support was extended in order to support association activities.

The donation cheque was handed over at Bank Sohar’s Amerat Branch to Ms. Fatma Ramadan Bahajaj, Head of Omani Women’s Association – Al Amerat, by Mr. Mazin Al Raisi, AGM & Head of Marketing and Publicity at Bank Sohar, in the presence of Mr. Abdullah Al Shidi, Al Amerat Branch Manager.

Commenting on the donation, Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki, DGM of Human Resources and Corporate Support said, “Bank Sohar believes that investing in women fundamentally strengthens families and societies. Since their inception, The Omani Women’s Association has been helping women to realise their potential. Similarly, Bank Sohar has also been a strong advocate of women empowerment, with a large number…

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NCB Capital sponsors financial education lab

Posted by CSR Middle East on December 10, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

NCB Capital, a top wealth management services firm in the GCC and Saudi Arabia’s largest asset manager, has sponsored a new fully equipped lab at Effat University in Jeddah in a move to spread financial literacy among Saudi youth.



The lab comprises 25 computer machines and includes hardware and software utilising the latest technologies which help students to monitor financial markets and train them on making sound investments.



Sarah Al-Suhaimi, CEO of NCB Capital, said: “The education sector is a key part of NCB Capital’s corporate social responsibility activities, and by sponsoring this initiative, we aim to forge a collaborative relationship with Effat University in order to support a high level of financial knowledge among the students, and to also introduce them to the world of investment.”



“This initiative is all the more important since an increasing number of employment opportunities are opening up to…

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Elevating Qatar's CSR environment fundamental to achieving National Vision 2030, say experts

Posted by CSR Middle East on December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Securing senior management buy-in on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and creating greater awareness on how community engagement can tie into core business goals are among the main challenges to driving wider business uptake of CSR in Qatar, some of the country's top corporate and community leaders have opined.

The experts' comments came against the backdrop of the upcoming CSR Qatar 2014 - officially supported by the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and scheduled to take place at Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel from December 1 to 3 - which has helped spur renewed focus and discussion on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility among the various stakeholders.

"Companies are increasingly being judged by the public on their reputation for business integrity and ethical conduct, to the extent that public perception of a company can today have a direct impact on bottomlines," said Alanoud Taleb Al Henzab, Corporate Social Investment…

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