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CSR in the Middle East: Reality and Challenges by Lama Diab

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming more fully integrated into the company’s core business strategy. CSR moved beyond philanthropy. It is identified as activity benefiting its shareholders. Industries, that are dependent on the exploitation of natural resources, such as chemical, mining and crude oil production, gas and electric industries, have identified environmental responsibility as their primary CSR focus.

In the Middle East, we can find companies that are still…

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Added by Lama Diab on September 9, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Ithmaar Bank wins WIBC award

Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, was singled out among the world’s Islamic banks for a prestigious international award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility and financial disclosure.

The award was presented at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), which was recently held in Bahrain in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB).

The event, which was attended by leading international banking…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2017 at 10:48am — 3 Comments

Petroleum Development of Oman helping women-run start-ups through its CSR programme

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) has been backing local women for building start-ups in a range of different industries.



Banat Oman is a PDO-backed social investment project, which aims to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship skills among Omani women, helps unemployed women forge rewarding careers and empowers and helps them raise their families’ income. 



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Added by CSR Middle East on January 12, 2017 at 8:53am — No Comments

DEWA concludes ‘Future Engineer’ successfully

47 students spent more than 80 training hours with happiness rate of 99%



Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has successfully concluded the ‘Future Engineer’ that took place from 18 to 29 December 2016, as part of the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition in Zabeel Park. The camp encouraged innovation and creativity among students, and provided them with a distinguished educational platform to develop their basic science skills, such as measuring and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 8, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

CSR AWARDS FOR TRISTAR

Dubai-based Tristar Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives have been recognised with the receipt of three separate awards from different organisations in recent weeks. Tristar Group chief executive Eugene Mayne says, “When Tristar was born in 1998 the decision was made to be a responsible business. This meant not only operating to the highest safety and environmental standards but also caring for the communities where the company operates. Over the years Tristar has…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 1, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dubai Police issues first report on Sustainability for 2015

Releasing the first report by the Dubai Police on sustainability in 2015, Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Quality and Excellence, has affirmed that all efforts were being made to realise the sustainable vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr. Al Obaidly said under Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai has emerged among the world’s leading and unique…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 22, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

ALF and Qatar Voluntary Centre sign deal

Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) and Qatar Voluntary Centre (QVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share skills and knowledge in training.



QVC will also provide ALF with volunteers and ALF will conduct training for volunteers and provide them with details about events they are participating in before deploying them.



“ALF is steadfast in pursuing and achieving our aspiration of being a leading global humanitarian…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 28, 2016 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Al Salem Johnson Controls organizes CSR program

A team of Al Salem Johnson Controls visits the Help Center in Jeddah to offer volunteer work in organizing and arranging the toys’ warehouse

As part of its corporate social responsibility program, a team of Al Salem Johnson Controls conducted a visit to the Help Center in Jeddah – a center that specializes in the education and rehabilitation of children with special needs aged between 4 to 20 years – to offer volunteer work in organizing and arranging the toys’ warehouse. The team…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Emirates Foundation and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank announce Partnership in support of Financial Literacy in the UAE

Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ADIB, have partnered in support of financial literacy through Emirates Foundation’s programme, ‘Esref Sah’, which aims to educate youth on ways to manage their current and future financial and asset base.

The signing ceremony, was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 17, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lebara KSA starts its social support

Lebara KSA recently announced a donation for the Disabled Children Association (DCA) in Riyadh. Lebara KSA management headed by CEO Fadi Kawar and CMO Mohammad Mohasen and the PR and Branding Director Nader Swadi met with the officials at DCA including its General Manager Awadh Al-Ghamdi. The two parties discussed different ways of supporting DCA and a potential partnership. Kawar stressed Lebara KSA’s keenness in supporting all social charities in Saudi Arabia as part of its corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 12, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Qatari firms shifting to long-term CSR plans

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,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 21, 2015 at 1:04am — No Comments

Oman Air’s CSR initiative wins Aviation Business Awards acclaim

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…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 21, 2015 at 1:02am — No Comments

CSR highlights sustainability as key component for programs

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…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

SABIC highlights CSR experience at World Entrepreneurs Forum

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…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 11, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Companies Honoured for CSR and Sustainability

The Arabia CSR Awards eighth cycle concluded recently. In a glittering award ceremony, 20 public and private organisations were acknowledged for their role in creating positive societal impact.

The Arabia CSR Awards is supported by the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Environment Programme. It was held under the auspices of the League of Arab States for the second consecutive year. Among sponsors of the award are: Ma’aaden (Exclusive Strategic Sponsor), Petrochemical…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 5, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Oman business leaders to debate their social role

CSR Oman, a summit that unites the Omani business community to debate and discuss crucial corporate social responsibility (CSR) topics, will return for the second year in a row from October 27 to 29, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.



Organised by Informa Middle East, the two-day conference and one-day masterclass will champion corporate social sustainability to drive community development, youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship.



CSR…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 22, 2015 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Kuwait- EQUATE, ASCRS Host Sustainability Workshop

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, organized a sustainability workshop in cooperation with the Arab Society for Corporate Social Responsibility (ASCRS).



The workshop, entitled "Leadership Role for Corporate Social Responsibility," grouped a number of EQUATE leaders and employees representing EQUATE Sustainability Committee.



During the workshop, a number of sustainability and CSR issues…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 21, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dalal Al Dossary breaks barriers to bring sports and the community together

MAKING a difference as a woman in the male-dominated sports world in the Gulf is a challenge for Dalal Al Dossary of Saudi Arabia. She’s not a professional athlete but just a determined Sports CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) consultant focused on uniting communities through sports. StarSport’s RAJES PAUL spoke to the 33-year-old on her calling and commitment.

Q: What is your job scope?

A: I’m a certified CSR consultant specialising in the sport. I assist…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 18, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Qatargas TV commercial promotes safe driving

Qatargas has launched a special TV commercial aimed at promoting safe driving behaviour, in line with the Ministry of Interior's efforts to spread road safety awareness in the community.



The 30-second TV commercial titled "Did you get the message?" is being aired on Qatar TV through the month of Ramadan. It can also be viewed online on Qatargas' official website (www.qatargas.com.qa) and on YouTube (QatargasTVC Road Safety…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 5, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility helps Dulsco become a Superbrand

Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource and waste management solutions, has bagged the Superbrand award. Over 1,500 leading brands in the UAE vied for the Superbrands title, however, only 55 were declared Superbrands by the Brand Council. Dulsco is the only waste management company and among very few HR solution providers in the region to be awarded the Superbrand status.

Commenting on Dulsco’s entry into the Superbrands list, Mike English, Director, Superbrands ME said, “Dulsco…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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