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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Opinion' (133)

The impact of Corporate Social Responsiblity at the end of the day is a measure of Leadership in your company

Great leaders have vision and you do not have vision if you do not have an impactful corporate social responsiblity program in your company.

We are doing our part in growing future leaders who will spearhead CSR in the future through our weekly column with Gulf News. Here's the first column: http://gulfnews.com/life-style/education/great-leaders-must-fail-forward-1.1066908

Also this…


Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 18, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Helping Young People Lead Social Change

Guest Post by Rana Al Turk – International Youth Foundation, Jordan

This month marks the beginning of Badir, an exciting new initiative that aims to equip young Jordanian leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to strengthen and scale up their social change projects. Founded jointly by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Starbucks, Badir will initially run for three years, supporting 45 outstanding youth-led social innovation projects in Jordan through a…


Added by CSR Middle East on September 7, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Do we have an effective CSR?

Ali Al Matani - Oman Observer

DAY after day, and all over the world, interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in terms of sustainable development, environment, culture, heritage, sports and community service by different corporates, companies and establishments is on the increase. All companies and establishments seek commitment to their CSR to enhance and support their reputation within the communities in which they are operating. These companies and establishments don’t miss a…


Added by CSR Middle East on September 4, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

عودة إلى عالم المسؤولية الاجتماعية

بعد غياب قسري سببه"أنا" عن كتابة مقالي الأسبوعي، المتخصص في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية، والذي يتم نشره في عدد من الصحف والمواقع الإلكترونية العربية، يطيب لي أن أعلن عن عودتي للكتابة مرة أخرى، علني أساهم مع غيري من الجهود المتميزة التي يقوم بها الأفراد والمؤسسات في المنطقة العربية، بالتوعية بمجالات المسؤولية الاجتماعية. …


Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

Arab Spring and Milton Friedman: Is Reducing MENA’s Unemployment a Social Responsibility of Islamic Finance?

There is buzz about the prospects for Islamic finance inparts of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) impacted by the Arab Spring. News reports suggest that, as a consequence of change in public policy, the market share of Islamic banking in Egypt will grow to “…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the Value Chain as a New Form of Risk Management

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has rapidly surfaced as one of the most "strategic" areas in business management, yet most organizations still have a tough time proving the value…

Added by IRENE DASKALAKIS on August 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ما الذي يحتاجه المواطن من الشركات؟

إيجاد الشركات في هذا الزمن لم يعد بالأمر الصعب. إنما الصعوبة في المحافظة على علاقة متوازنة بين هذه الشركات والمجتمع المستفيد منها، ابتداء برعاية حقوق المستثمرين، والعاملين، وانتهاء بحقوق المجتمع والبيئة المحيطة وقائمة العملاء. هذه العلاقة المتوازنة يجب أن تقوم على أساس المصالح والأهداف المشتركة. فالمجتمع يجب أن يصبح أكثر وعيًا بالشركات النافعة من تلك المستنزفة.

الحاجات الأساسية للشركات تتمثل في تقديم السلع والخدمات، وتحقيق العوائد المجزية للمستثمرين، إضافة…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 23, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

CSR, In and Beyond Ramadan

The season of Ramadan is echoing within the Muslim world, with preparations reaching the kitchen all the way through to the spiritual state of mind. It is a time that promotes good works and increasing in ones attempts to be a better person. With that, a similar spirit of increasing positivity must continue to radiate even beyond this month. I have utilized my agency IMPACT CSR Solutions to accomplish just that: long term results. IMPACT CSR Solutions stands as a…


Added by IMPACT CSR Solutions on July 19, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

UAE begins to switch on to energy efficiency

Companies and organisations are starting to use simple measures such as switching off air conditioning and lights at the end of the working day to save power.

Some of the measures include keeping the air-conditioning thermostats at 24°C or above, and installing energy-efficient light bulbs. Others include optimising the operation of chillers and lifts.

However, these voluntary initiatives are yet to make an impact on overall energy trends. Demand for electricity in Abu Dhabi,…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 14, 2012 at 12:48am — No Comments

برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية: الأداء والتقييم

عامر الحسيني

من الجميل أن يكون الحديث عن المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركاتCSR العاملة في المملكة دائما على طاولة النقاش المجتمعي. فهذا الأمر يبعث رسالة لقطاع الأعمال بأن أفراد المجتمع يتطلعون للمساهمة الاجتماعية من هذه الشركات في تحقيق التنمية المستدامة التي يهدف لها المجتمع وتهدف لها الحكومة، ويجب أن تسعى لها الشركات.

ونظرا لحداثة هذا المصطلح على السوق المحلية كاستراتيجية تستخدمها الشركات في رعاية وتطوير المجتمع المحلي، يظل تقييم هذه…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 14, 2012 at 12:44am — 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

The point of CSR in the FM (Facility Management) industry

There is undoubtedly an increasing awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East, but the concept still needs to be integrated into the core corporate values of the companies here.

The government sector, and multinationals in particular, have made a significant contribution in this regard and are helping to increase awareness of the benefits of CSR.

CSR is gaining importance among the corporate sector because of increasing scrutiny from…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sustainable Supply Chain To Drive Financial And Economic Growth : Middle East Case Studies

In recent years the sustainability industry has evolved to include almost every area of business and industry. Due to the dramatic strides sustainability has made, and its holistic natural, it is understandable that the two most apparent areas would receive much of our attention, namely environment and society.  There has been a lack of concern for the area of economy and alignment with business needs.  Moreover it…


Added by Monaem Ben Lellahom on July 10, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Growing Leaders completes thru CSR volunteers leadership training of teachers before summer holidays!

The Growing Leaders Foundation had the distinct honour of doing several leadership workshops with  teachers using CSR leadership trained volunteers before they left for their summer break.

During the three hour sessions, both the facilitator, volunteers and the teachers explored their unique gifts and talents in order to have a better understanding of “who am I” and “why am I here”, very important for teachers since they are the only profession that touches the future.



Added by Sallyann Della Casa on July 4, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Exploring Sustainability in Mining

There is no getting away from the fact that mining and the extraction of mineral resources from the earth and underneath the world’s oceans, is in no way sustainable.  However, there are areas in which the industry can be improved and work to a more sustainable model and it is these areas which Vicky Kenrick at Allen & York International Sustainability Recruitment Consultancy will explore in the following article.

Improvements can be made across; Energy usage, water management,…


Added by Vicky Kenrick on June 18, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Top 50 CSR and Sustainability Must Dos

The literature on CSR and Sustainability topics is diversevibrant and a little…


Added by bushra azhar on June 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Beyond Recycling: Going Green in Saudi Arabia

by Shaima AlhajMay 20, 2012

Ask most people in Saudi Arabia what they know about going green and the first thing they say is “recycling." There seems to be a lot of buzz around recycling, especially in Jeddah. That's good in the sense that more waste is now being recycled in a country that could potentially…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Dr. Sherif Tehemar present Responsible Supply Chain Management in the healthcare service sector in the second CSR forum

Dr. Sherif Tehemar, the CSR committee chairman of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital presented on Wednesday 29th of June the experience of DSFH in embedding CSR in supply chain management in the healthcare service sector in the second CSR forum held in Jeddah. Dr. Tehemar discussed in his presentation the challenges of applying responsible supply chain management in hospital and…


Added by Sherif Adel Zaki Tehemar on June 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nielsen Study - The Global, Socially Conscious Consumer

Around the world, companies have invested time, talent, and treasure in social and environmental efforts for a range of complementary reasons. For many companies, cause marketing—the use of social and environmental efforts to build a brand and increase profits—has been a secondary if not primary motivation.

Cause marketing won’t work with all customer segments—some simply don’t care—but research suggests that there is a segment of socially conscious consumers that cause marketers…


Added by Sumair Ahmed Sayani on June 2, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

A new environmental agenda for Rio+20 and the Middle East

Desso is a European manufacturer of carpets, carpet tiles and synthetic sports surfaces and sells in over 100 countries.  Andrew Sibley, Desso’s regional sales and marketing director, looks at the new environmental agenda ahead of the Rio+20 conference.



Added by CSR Middle East on June 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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