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March 2012 Blog Posts (103)

Good support for people with Down's Syndrome

More than 1,500 people and 40 organisations participated in the World Down's Syndrome Day Walkathon at Dubai Mall yesterday evening. 

The walk was inaugurated by Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture,

"The response is much higher than we expected. We are glad that people are getting more aware and expressing their support towards…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 24, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Agility Duathlon Challenge

“Treasury Square” in the heart of the city was transformed by Agility Logistics into the world class look, comprising of the finish gate, bike transition 1 and 2 all manned by technical officials and time keepers.

The event was a stunning success with well over…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 24, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

نادي العطاء للمسؤولية الاجتماعية يطلق أول برامجه بمخاطبة الشركات والمؤسسات والجمعيات

بدأ نادي العطاء للمسؤولية الاجتماعية التابع لصندوق الأمير سلطان بن عبدالعزيز لتنمية المرأة، بتنفيذ أول برامجه بعد أن أطلقه نائب الأمين العام هناء الزهير أخيراً، وكانت أولى المنتسبات إليه حرم أمير المنطقة الشرقية الأميرة جواهر بنت نايف، حيث يستند أول البرنامج على بدء مخاطبة المؤسسات الحكومية والخاصة، والبنوك، والشركات، والهيئات العامة، والمؤسسات شبه الحكومية وغير الربحية، إضافة إلى المؤسسات التعليمية…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 24, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

National Bank of Abu Dhabi reduces water consumption 43%

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has reduced water consumption by 43% in 2011 in all its branches and buildings in the UAE, and has achieved one of its fundamental 2011 sustainability commitments.

The conservation was achieved by installing water saving devices on taps, fitting devices in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 23, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

GEF to announce four environmental prizes

Four prizes to promote environmental protection and green economy will be announced in the international environment forum to be opened in the Jeddah on Sunday.

The prizes include Prince Turki bin Nasser Prize for Corporate Social Responsibility, Prince Turki bin Nasser Environment Prize in addition to two prizes — one for the Gulf youth and another for media activities related to environment.

Well-known environmentalists, economists, and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 23, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Sustainability now firmly on the agenda

Alan Robertson, Special to Gulf News



Despite increased global attention on the need to reduce our carbon footprint, I have often heard that sustainability is not currently regarded as a pressing issue in the real estate markets of the energy-rich Middle East countries. However, there is increasing evidence that this view is now beginning to change among more forward-thinking developers, investors and occupiers who are recognising…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Top 10 Ways to Use CSR to Motivate Employees

Roy Saunderson wrote below article for Incentive Magazine. You can reach to the original article at the link.


Employees are motivated by corporate social responsibility (CSR). The integration of social,…
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Added by CSR Middle East on March 23, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Nokia and Emirates Environmental Group renew collaboration on mobile phone recycling

Nokia and the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) have announced the renewal of their joint collaboration for Nokia's 'Take Back' mobile phone recycling initiative. Taking the initiative to the next level, both companies will spearhead environmental awareness campaigns in schools and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 23, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Procter and Gamble releases its first sustainability report for the Arabian Peninsula

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has recently released its first Sustainability Report for the Arabian Peninsula, detailing its dedication to achieving sustainable excellence in the region. The Sustainability Report describes the progress made towards the company's 2012 goals, including an overview of P&G's long-term environmental sustainability vision and new goals for the year…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments

ahlibank supports Naca initiatives

ahlibank has pledged its support to two initiatives of the National Association for Cancer Awareness (Naca) including ‘Palliative Care Training.’



The bank’s support to ‘Palliative Care Training’ in the Sultanate, will train 40 nurses from different regions of Oman to take care of terminally ill cancer patients. The second initiative is towards meeting the running cost of the Mobile Cancer Detection unit.



“There is a high need for palliative…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments

Qatargas supports police sports association

Qatargas today announced its support to the Qatar Police Sports Association of the Ministry of Interior for the association's activities during the current season which will include the Ministry of Interior Cup Football Tournament and several other sports activities.

A press conference was organised today at the Police Sports Association premises to announce the sponsorship which was attended by Mansour Rashid Al Naimi, Public Relations Manager, Qatargas and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments

BankMuscat helps youngster without limbs to undergo treatment in India

 BankMuscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, has extended support to Abdulrazik al Zaaby from the Wilayat of Khabourah facing a difficult life situation without hands and legs to undergo medical treatment in India.

As part of an innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative launched by the bank this year, Abdulrazik left for Jaipur to receive treatment at reputed Jaipur Foot House which specialises in artificial limbs. Abdulrazik’s…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:07am — No Comments

Alfa Treats Media Mothers to a Special Brunch

As Mother's Day celebrations rolled out across Lebanon, Alfa, the first Lebanese mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, celebrated the occasion with mothers in the media field. The celebration, which gathered the mothers over brunch in Zaitunay Bay's Cappuccino,honoured the mothers' dedication to both their families and their careers.

To take the joy a level deeper, mothers from SOS Children's Villages, an NGO sponsored by Alfa through the 'Alfa-4-Life'…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

Masraf Al Rayan, Qatar Red Crescent sign agreement for launch of charity card

In a step that reinforces its commitment to serve the community and facilitates the implementation of its charitable initiatives, Masraf Al Rayan [MAR] - one of the leading Islamic banks in Qatar - signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Red Crescent Society [QRCS] to launch its…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

Nawras plans multi-cultural events

Realising its promise to engage customers and the community, telecommunication provider Nawras is sponsoring a number of multi-cultural events in March. This includes the charity event entitled ‘Our Children’ on March 23; the Sohar Music Festival 2012, the 4th Annual Cricket Tournament and the National Association for Cancer Awareness Walkathon in Salalah.

“We are committed to bringing people closer not only through our innovative products and services but by being…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments

TNT Express Middle East associates supports Medecins Sans Frontieres

TNT Express Middle East, one of the leading global express delivery companies, donated the amount of EUR10,950 to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors without Borders.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:03am — No Comments

NCB publishes 2011 Sustainability and Business Excellence Report

The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia (NCB), one of the Middle East's leading financial institutions, has released its 2011 Sustainability and Business Excellence Report.  The report is available on the company's Web site and may be accessed …

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 20, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

BAE Systems honors Saudi engineering students

In an effort to recognize the contributions of Saudi engineering students and to encourage them to contribute to the development of the nation, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia honored 12 major model projects completed by engineering students of King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh on Sunday.

These students were presented with awards and commendation…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 20, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Students urged to back $1m social drive

University students in Bahrain are being urged to join a $1 million initiative to implement projects in their communities in a bid to foster social responsibility.

The Ripples of Happiness programme promotes youth empowerment and trains them to initiate schemes that will benefit Bahraini society.

It is being spearheaded by the Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with INJAZ Al…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Jeddah roundabout to host world’s tallest flag gifted by ALJCI

Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras and Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, president of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI), signed an agreement to create the world's tallest and biggest flag in Jeddah.



The Jeddah municipality has dedicated Tariq Bin Ziyad Roundabout (previously Al-Sofon Roundabout), at the intersection of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 20, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

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