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Doing well to do good

Forget charity. Invigorated since the revolution, Egyptian social entrepreneurs are redefining development by using free market principles to help the poor. Some of them are even turning a profit. 

As an earnest young undergraduate at the American University in Cairo in 2002, Raghda El Ebrashi founded a service club to help uplift the poor. El Ebrashi, who was halfway through a business degree, began her endeavor like any good student. She…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 4:01pm — 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…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 2, 2012 at 12:28pm — 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…


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

Deloitte trains 2,000 ME students

Over 2,000 high school students from across the Middle East are being trained by volunteers from Deloitte Middle East under the Deloitte Injaz Al Arab ‘Be Entrepreneurial’ programme.

Deloitte volunteers in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, UAE, Bahrain, Palestine and Qatar have been facilitating business and entrepreneurial training programmes to the students since early 2012.

“With one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, it is important for our region that young Arabs…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Get the specialists in for carbon footprint management

Carbon footprint, one of the most talked about topics in business nowadays. is the measurement of the total greenhouse gas emissions generated directly or indirectly by a property, an organisation or an individual.

The UAE had been ranked among the countries with the highest emissions per capita, especially after studies noted a 25 per cent increase in overall carbon output between 2006 and 2008 as well as a 20 percent increase in per capita emissions.

Another study compiled by…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 12, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

(فوربس- الشرق الأوسط ) تدعو الشركات للمشاركة في قائمة أفضل برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية "CSR"

في  إطار سعي مجلة (فوربس- الشرق الأوسط) المتخصصة في إعداد القوائم المالية والاقتصادية، إلى التركيز على مفاهيم التنمية المستدامة في المجتمعات العربية، وتسليط الضوء على الدور الهام الذي تقوم به الشركات في كافة القطاعات العامة والخاصة والحكومية، من أجل خدمة المجتمع وتفعيل برامج خاصة للمسؤولية الاجتماعية، تدعو جميع الشركات العاملة في الوطن العربي المشاركة في قائمة أفضل برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية "CSR".

منذ بداية العام الحالي تلقت المجلة من جهات مختلفة مجموعةً…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 4, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Low job satisfaction is considered a main reason for absenteeism, according to Bayt.com poll

An 'Absenteeism in the Middle East Workplace' poll conducted by Bayt.com, the region's number one job site, has shown that low job satisfaction and lack of responsibility are equally considered as reasons for employees to not attend work. The solution to this, according to 51% of poll respondents, is to reward regular attendance and punctuality.…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 4, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Volkswagen aims to reduce environmental impact of its automotive production by 25 per cent by 2018

As Volkswagen's Think Blue sustainability awareness campaign takes hold in the Middle East, the company is looking to ensure that even the production of its cars offered in the region is environmentally conscious.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars has set itself clear targets for the environmentally sustainable positioning of all its manufacturing facilities, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of all its plants by 25 per cent by 2018.

"While Volkswagen may not…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 30, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Cisco employees lend support to Emirates Marine Environmental Group's community projects in the UAE

Keeping in line with its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and giving back to society, Cisco employees from the Dubai office have lent support to Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) by taking part in a range of community initiatives.…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation partners with Emirates Wildlife Society

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation announced its partnership with the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) by supporting its Marine Turtle Conservation Project.

Launched in 2010, EWS-WWF launched a three years project to track the…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Saudi Sustainability Stars: A Meeting with Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul

By Bushra Azhar

Prominent among the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) community in the Middle East are the people who have been involved in various projects in the region over the last couple of years and most of these people, including myself were here to ride the wave when it rose.  Very rarely do we see someone who was spearheading the CSR message…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 4, 2012 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Al Khaliji enters first ESG index

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (Al khaliji) has been included in the first ever regional environment, social, and governance (ESG) index, put together by Hawkamah in collaboration with international rating company Standard & Poor’s.

The index which was done with the support of the International Finance Corporation,  includes top 50 Mena companies which are not only a selection of environmentally, socially and corporate governance responsible companies, but also a selection of…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 4, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

60 Years of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Sixty years of continuous giving rooted in the beliefs and values of the founders is what distinguishes CCC and makes it unique among other companies. Even before the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ became quite popular in recent years, the CCC founders made giving and care for the communities, employees and their families one of their core values which they have been…


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

Doing better at doing good

FROM RAISING work and living conditions for Gulf’s migrant labour to examining the region’s aluminium industry’s progress towards sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the rage of today.

The core idea behind CSR is to use the “organisational machinery” to implement programmes and initiatives that create social and/or environmental value.

CSR has a rich history, but why the sudden surge in popularity? Reasons abound but a key one is the…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 26, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Bridgestone's second GCC tyre safety and eco campaign stops for the first time in Bahrain

The Bridgestone 'Tyre Safety and Eco Station' (TSES) campaign, which is touring the GCC with its second annual roadshow, will stop in Manama this week. From Thursday 19th April until Saturday 21st April, the fun and educational campaign, which is aimed at making the region's roads safer for everyone, will be held in the Galleria at Bahrain City Centre.…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 18, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Green technology, CSR among LG's top priorities: James Park

LG Electronics, which continues to expand its footprint across Saudi Arabia with a host of academies for women and sought-after premium brand products, and also incorporates green technology in its premium products, is set to launch a new Optimus Series & Triple Sim mobile phones, according to James Park, regional MEA chief executive officer of LG Electronics based in…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 15, 2012 at 8:11am — 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…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 13, 2012 at 8:00am — 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…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — 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…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:09am — 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.…


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

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