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Qatari businesses shifting towards longer-term CSR collaborations, say experts. As the third edition of CSR Qatar 2015 prepares to get under way in Doha in less than two weeks’ time, key speakers at the country’s flagship conference for CSR and sustainability shared their views on the trends underpinning the changing CSR landscape in Qatar.
Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, CSR Qatar 2015 will take place from November 23 to 25, under the theme “Transforming CSR to Support a Socially Responsible and Sustainable Economy in Qatar”.
Commenting on the shift in businesses’ approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, Rob Sherwin, General Manager - Corporate Affairs and Deputy Country Chairman, Shell, who will be speaking at the opening panel discussion of the conference, said, “Companies in Qatar and the GCC region are increasingly making two shifts in their approach to Corporate Social Responsibility:…
Oman Air has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year award at the 9th Aviation Business Awards.
The award was presented in recognition of Oman Air’s work to make air travel easier for people with low income.
A total of 15 categories were celebrated at a glittering ceremony held at Dubai’s Park Hyatt Hotel on Sunday, October 25.
Oman Air’s recognition follows a long-term programme which led to increased access to air travel for people living on low income in Oman.
The programme consists of two elements.
The first element of the programme making available discounted fares to all Omani citizens. The fares apply to all destinations within Oman Air’s growing global network, and flights can be booked via the airline’s website www.omanair.com.
The second element enables Omani citizens…
The third Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit is scheduled to take place at Jeddah Hilton Hotel on Dec. 1-3.
This year the focus will be on the innovative strategies companies should adopt and the huge challenges they face towards achieving sustainable social development. Approaches and ways to help make the wheel of economic and social development spin faster will be highlighted during the three-day summit.
“The event has proved to be successful over the past two years and put major corporate social responsibility issues in the spotlight,” said Dr. Badr Al Shibani, Managing Director, APCO Saudi Office.
For her part, Hoda Abdelhay, the conference producer at Informa, the organizer of the event, said this year the summit will emphasize the pivotal role companies can play to ensure sustainable social and economic development.
“This summit has effectively contributed to raising corporate and public awareness about social responsibility over the…Continue
SABIC highlighted its experience in entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the Second World Entrepreneurship Forum organized by The Centennial Fund (TCF) under the theme, Innovation in social entrepreneurship, in Riyadh recently.
Speaking at the forum on the role of organizations in supporting social entrepreneurship, Yaarob bin Abdullah Al-Thenayan, SABIC director, global CSR, said SABIC fulfils its social responsibility strategy through a series of innovative programs. Ever since its inception, SABIC has been playing a vital role in the development of communities in the Kingdom as well as in countries where it operates.
“We contribute actively to community welfare through the key pillars of our CSR strategy — education, innovation, health care, environment protection, water and sustainable agriculture,” he said.
Al-Thenayan also highlighted the many initiatives, projects and programs, which have…
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