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August 2012 Blog Posts (70)

Nakhweh launches Ramadan campaign to encourage volunteerism and signs sponsorship agreements with Aramex and Umniah

Nakhweh, a Jordanian non-profit organization with the aim to enable volunteerism, social entrepreneurship and CSR culture in the Arab World, has launched a Ramadan campaign to encourage volunteering among Arab youth.

The campaign's objective is to spread news and information about social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 7, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Qatargas supports Qatar Red Crescent activities

Qatargas has made a financial contribution to the Qatar Red Crescent in support of its sponsorship of needy families and provision of assistance to patients' activities under their "La'ali Al-Bir" internal project which is strongly linked to Qatargas' existing social investment programs contributing to the Qatar National Vision 2030.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 7, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Pepsico launches "Karam" campaign with gift of SAR1m for orphaned children

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, month of generosity and abundance, PepsiCo has launched a Ramadan campaign by the name of "Karam", which is Arabic for generosity.

PepsiCo will donate one million Saudi Riyals to Albir and Insan charitable societies for the care of orphans, to buy presents, clothes and an Eidiya, on…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 3, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Team of Volunteers From Zain Visits Orphans And The Elderly

A team of volunteers from Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, has been visiting nurseries and the orphanage since the start of the holy month of Ramadan, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility program. 

Waleed Alkhashti, Corporate Communications and Relations Department Manager at Zain said, “Ramadan presents a special occasion for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 3, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

P&G Sponsors More Than 150 World-Class Athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, today introduced the lineup of more than 150 athletes the company and its brands are sponsoring at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The team of international athletes represents P&G and 34 leadership brands including Pampers®, Tide®/Ariel®, Pantene®, Head & Shoulders®, Duracell® and Gillette®. The team has been selected from 48 countries and includes approximately 70 men and more than 80…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 2, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

How “Smart” Is Your Supply Chain?

Companies are realizing that making their supply chain more sustainable will help their bottom line as well as encourage collaboration, drive innovation, and reduce risk.

In our global economy, efficient information and transportation networks allow people to get goods from anywhere in the world. As more people want to understand the environmental impact of the products they buy, companies are looking at every aspect of their supply chain for ways to improve green…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 2, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

NBO joins Cybertek to train Omanis

National Bank of Oman (NBO), in keeping with its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), has signed an agreement with Bahwan Cybertek to support the training of 15 Omani job seekers.

A formal ceremony, to mark the successful close of the arrangement, was held recently at the bank’s Head Office premises. The contract was signed by Sayyidah Rawan bint Ahmed…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 2, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Grand Millennium Dubai lends a hand to local community and charitable causes

Living up to its reputation of a socially responsible hotel that cares for the welfare of the community it operates in, the Grand Millennium Dubai recently sponsored and supported three incredible community welfare projects and charitable causes.

The hotel sponsored a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 2, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Corporate social responsibility on the rise?

By Peter Salisbury

Given that 2012 has been a tumultuous year economically, following on from 12 months of political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa, it is no surprise that a new form of accreditation being issued by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce has not attracted much attention.

Since December 2011, the chamber has been issuing businesses working in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 1, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Building the Business Case for CSR

The business case for CSR is complex, yet, in a more sophisticated, inter-connected, post global-recession world, the business case is stronger than ever before.

Moreover, climate change, poverty, social disenfranchisement and inequality must be addressed in a meaningful manner that is both qualitative and quantitative. With economic uncertainty and weakness, governments are reluctant to put greater burdens on business, as economic growth is essential if we are to create a fairer,…

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Added by Christopher Gleadle on August 1, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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