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October 2012 Blog Posts (42)

Mashreq Qatar organizes environmental initiative

As part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, leading financial institution Mashreq Qatar held an environmental staff-program at the Dahl Al Hammam Park recently.

The bank's entire management team and over 30 bank staff participated in a mega environmental clean-up project at the Dahl Al Hammam Park, which is located in Doha's Medinat Khalifa. The impressive park is…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

DP World supports patients at Dubai's Rashid Hospital

Long-term patients at Dubai's Rashid Hospital who lack income, family support, or the means to return to their home countries were the focus of the seventh of DP World's staff-driven community activities over the summer.

Staff and senior management officials visited the hospital recently to…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 16, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Mobily adopts national talents through Mobily Elites programme

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) launched the first phase of its pioneer Mobily Elites programme (ME) which seeks to attract and develop young local talents to contribute in Mobily's overall vision.

Mobily Elite programme is an extended approach from Mobily's innovation and creativity tactics; the…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 15, 2012 at 3:14am — No Comments

Qtel supports Haj pilgrims

Qtel is distributing gifts to people performing the Haj pilgrimage as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme.

Qtel executives visited Haj trip organisers across Qatar to distribute the gifts, and received the organisers at the Qtel headquarters in Doha.

“We are delighted to give back to the community with these gifts, and continue our longstanding efforts in aiding pilgrims on their spiritual journey,” said Hamad al-Marzouqi,…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 15, 2012 at 3:13am — No Comments

Corporate Sustainability in Saudi Arabia

There is a pressing need to create the culture of sustainability in the Kingdom

With the growing challenges facing countries around the world, a bigger and more structured role for the private sector in development is becoming more and more evident. Governments alone find themselves…


Added by asya alashaikh on October 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Maximus CEO delivers goods to the desperate

Earlier this year, Maximus Air CEO Fat’hi Hilal Buhazza told us about his philosophy of doing good while making money. He tells Shiva Kumar Thekkepat how this is helping people in distress in Pakistan and beyond.

Sisters Miriam and Sidra, both in their teens, still shudder when recalling the incident that occurred in 2005 when they lost everything…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 12, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network launches 'Be Responsible - Rethink Waste Campaign'

The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network announced the launch of the 'Be Responsible-Rethink Waste Campaign' to call on businesses and the public for action to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This campaign has been created by the group members in partnership with Dubai Municipality.

This campaign is…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 11, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Al Ansari Exchange and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sign Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration for global health

Al Ansari Exchange, a leading Foreign Exchange and worldwide remittance company in the UAE, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a partnership in support of two major health priorities: polio eradication and treatment and the prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). A joint commitment of USD 10 million was made, with each side committing to provide half…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 10, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Marks and Spencer launches 'Leap of Hope' campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer

Marks and Spencer, UK's largest retailer goes pink across the UAE this October to support the fight against breast cancer and mark solidarity to one of the concerns amongst women of all ages.

The 'Leap of Hope' campaign will be run in association with Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), a…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 10, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Ritz-Carlton in breast cancer awareness drive

The Ritz-Carlton Doha, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation, is running a ‘Pink Ribbon Campaign’ that will be held throughout October, the breast cancer awareness month.

The objectives of the campaign are to support those fighting against breast cancer and to encourage screening as the survival rate is significantly higher in the case of early detection. 

A series of ‘Pink’ programmes have been organised starting from the ‘Pink’ Afternoon Tea…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 8, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

IDB launches $50m renewable energy fund

The Islamic Development Bank is looking to resource-rich Kazakhstan and Central Asia as a fertile ground for investment, with the launch of a $50 million renewable energy fund Monday and plans to finance agricultural projects, an official said.

The Saudi Arabia-based multilateral bank’s private sector arm, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), said it was considering financing farming projects in Kazakhstan from its $600 million agribusiness…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 4, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Qtel Group Chairman leads drive to deploy mobile broadband for social good

Qtel Group is continuing to "push the envelope" by deploying mobile Broadband technology to address key social issues, forging a number of major new partnerships and collaborations in the US in recent weeks.…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 4, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group members discuss sustainable procurement

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) held a meeting in the presence of more than 30 of its member organisations. These include members from government entities, private companies and non-profit organisations in Abu Dhabi and other professionals concerned with sustainability. During…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 4, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Dubai launches Emirates Energy Award 2012-2013

Dubai is launching Emirates Energy Award 2012-2013 with $1 million budget, to reward best practices and leading initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and environmental protection.

Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Council of Energy announced the launch of this award…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 3, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

UNESCO launches campaign against plastic bags

The UNESCO Amman Office on Sunday launched a campaign in partnership with several supermarkets to combat the excessive use of plastic bags in the Kingdom.

The aim of the campaign is to reduce the use of plastic bags by major supermarkets in Jordan and to empower consumers to say “Balash Kees” and embark on the path of less dependence on plastic bags, according to a UNESCO statement.…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 3, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

DLA Piper Middle East presented corporate responsibility award

DLA Piper, a global law firm, has been awarded the CSR Label by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a recognition held by only a handful of firms, including Majid Al Futtaim, Standard Chartered Bank and Hilton Jumeirah.

The CSR Label recognises the commitment the firm places on corporate…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 3, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Social responsibility, top priority for KPC - Sheikh Talal

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's Managing Director for Government, Parliamentary, Public Relations and Media Affairs Sheikh Talal Al-Khalid Al-Sabah said that promoting the values of corporate social responsibility is a top priority for KPC."The importance of the KPC social role of KPC is no less than its economic one," Sheikh Talal said in a press statement Monday.

The corporate social responsibility is a pillar for any effort aiming to achieve sustainable economic and social…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

HRH Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz honors Abu-Ghazaleh

HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, Crown Prince and Minister of Defense honored HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) in a special ceremony held at Ministry of Defense in Jeddah for its role in supporting the Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Award for Young Entrepreneurs.…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 2, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

Coca-Cola to create educational business model for aspiring children at KidZania Cairo

In an attempt to promote investment and boost the Egyptian economy, KidZania Cairo, the award-winning children's edutainment city, has signed a 5-years partnership contract with Coca-Cola Egypt, bringing the first miniature replica of a real-world Coca-Cola Bottling Plant to the…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 2, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Vodafone diving programme for physically challenged people

The Vodafone Qatar’s World of Difference sponsored programme - Freestyle Aquatics, will launch the Doha Dive Challenge at the American School of Doha on October 12 and 13, it was announced yesterday.

The Freestyle Aquatics is being run by Kathleen Bates, who has been working with the physically disabled people for the past 15 years in…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 2, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

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