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April 2012 Blog Posts (83)

Dubai Chamber launches Sustainability Network task groups

To raise the bar for responsible business practices in the emirate, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially launched five task groups comprising of members from its Sustainability Network during a ceremony held at the Chamber premises on…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 15, 2012 at 8:08am — No Comments

CSR is not corporate philantrophy

It’s hard to find a major company that isn’t talking about, writing about or reporting on how they take their corporate social responsibility seriously. However, many companies make a common mistake of misinterpreting corporate philanthrophy for CSR activities.

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on April 15, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Banks, companies to showcase CSR programs at Riyadh forum

Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Board of Social Responsibility, will patronize the 2nd Social Responsibility Forum in Riyadh tomorrow.

The Board of Social Responsibility at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and Batula Corp. have extended invitations to a number of princes, ministers, heads of banks and companies, businessmen/women to attend the opening ceremony of the forum.

More than 54 banks and companies will…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 14, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

BankMuscat marks job training of hearing impaired youth

BankMuscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, celebrated the graduation of 15 hearing impaired Omani youth who underwent a vocational training programme launched by the bank in association with Carrefour Hypermarket.

Said al Badai, DGM — Branches, presented certificates to the youth who successfully completed the training programme at Arabian Training Centre.

The training programme was launched by the bank as part of its…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Panasonic launches complete new range of eco-friendly products for MEA region

Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF), formerly Panasonic Marketing Middle East (PMM), has used its annual media convention to announce the launch of a complete new range of eco-friendly products for the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

The new products from the Japanese…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Qatar Air Targets Cleaner Fuel for Flights With Stake in Byogy

Qatar Airways Ltd. plans to invest in California’s Byogy Renewables Inc. to produce cleaner jet fuel from alcohol, curbing carbon output to meet emission goals.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Etisalat sponsors 100 students in first batch of Ayaadi's Empowerment Program

Under the patronage and in presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Etisalat's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm,Ayaadi, launched an Empowerment Program that aims to support talented and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

اتفاقية سعودية - عراقية تهدف للتنمية المستدامة وتفعيل برامج المسؤولية الإجتماعية

مراد: "نسعى لخلق مزيج متناغم بين احتياجات المجتمع العراقي وبرامج المسؤولية الإجتماعية".

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bee'ah to organise environmental walk on Earth Day and launch new community portal

Celebrating Earth Day and its message: 'Mobilize the Earth', Bee'ah - the Middle East's leading & award-winning fully integrated environmental & waste management company - is set to organise the first Environmental-Walkathon on April 22nd 2012 in Sharjah, to draw…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

Arab Bank participates in exchange tourism program with Zikra initiative

As part of Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program, Together, employees recently participated in Zikra Initiative’s Exchange Tourism activity at the Dead Sea’s Ghor Al Mazra’a area.

The Exchange Tourism process is an interactive program between the urban and rural community whereby visitors participate and experience Jordan’s heritage and roots through interactive…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Pi Slice: Building a Culture of Transparent CSR

While some corporate social responsibility programs create real change, others are functional in name only, ineffective, or simply lacking in the region. To bring the private sector in the MENA region further on board with supporting social initiatives, new venture Pi Slice has launched to boost transparency and consolidation in the CSR…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Borouge and Takreer launch a Health, Safety and Environment campaign

In line with their commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, Borouge and Takreer, two of ADNOC and its Group of Companies, organize a four-day joint campaign on health, safety and environment (HSE) from April 9-12, 2012, at the Shaikh Khalifa Energy Complex in Abu Dhabi, UAE.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 9, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Corporates commend BankMuscat’s Tadhamun Fund initiative

The Tadhamun Fund set up by the Ministry of Social Development in response to a CSR initiative by BankMuscat for renovation and upkeep of houses of social welfare families in rural Omani communities has evoked strong commendation and appreciation from corporates and institutions. The first-of-its-kind national fund is open for all to join hands and reach out to weaker sections of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 9, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

اطلاق الدورة الخامسة للجائزة العربية للمسؤولية الاجتماعية للمؤسسات

أعلنت أرابيا سي اس ار نتورك عن اطلاقها الدورة الخامسة للجائزة العربية للمسؤولية الاجتماعية للمؤسسات وذلك تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ أحمد بن سعيد آل مكتوم رئيس هيئة دبي للطيران المدني، الرئيس الأعلى والرئيس التنفيذي لطيران الإمارات والمجموعة رئيس مطارات دبي، إلى جانب دعم الميثاق العالمي للأمم المتحدة لها ما يعطي الفائزين اعترافاً دولياً بممارساتهم في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية للمؤسسات.…



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Added by CSR Middle East on April 9, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

ExxonMobil reunites with Kuwait English School to support annual student 'Physics Challenge'

As part of its ongoing commitment to support educational initiatives in Kuwait and generate student interest in math and science, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Kuwait Limited sponsored the Kuwait English School (KES) 'Physics Challenge' for the third year in-a-row as the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 9, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Boeing grant for NGOs in Qatar

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Qatar have been invited to submit proposals to be considered for community grant funds administered by US aviation giant Boeing.

The funds will be awarded as a grant to proposals which target projects that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, workforce…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 8, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Siemens donates to Libya hospital, restores plant

Siemens has donated critically-needed medical equipment to Libya and completed a fast-track programme to restore full capacity at Misrata power plant.

This underlines the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Libyan people and the country’s reconstruction, a statement from Siemens said.

“We believe in being a good corporate partner and a responsible corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 8, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Bahrain making efforts to promote sustainability

 Governments worldwide are increasingly taking on a bigger role in the global push towards going green.



And that is no different in Bahrain.



Experts say more national targets and strategy are needed to help promote sustainability in the kingdom.



The Bahrain World Trade Centre is an iconic building renowned for its sustainability. 



Here in Bahrain, where it rains perhaps only twice a year, it is wind…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 8, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

البنك الأهلي يفوز بجائزة الأمير تركي بن ناصر للمسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات

حقّق البنك الأهلي سبقاًً جديدا يؤكد ريادته في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية إثر الإعلان عن فوزه بجائزة صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير تركي بن ناصر بن عبدالعزيز للإنجازات في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية خلال الحفل الذي أقيم مساء أمس الأول في جدة ضمن فعاليات المنتدى والمعرض الدولي للبيئة والتنمية المستدامة الخليجي…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 7, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

KPC Projects 2012: Corporate Social Responsibility Projects

Interview with Farouk Al-Zanki, Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

I have a short question about corporate social responsibility. Kuwait is not only founded on petrol. There is also a strong community feeling. KPC has sponsored some of the leading projects in the region. Can you tell us your feelings about corporate social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 6, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

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