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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Qatar' (60)

Latham & Watkins and Qatari Businesswomen Association host CSR roundtable

Latham & Watkins and the Qatari Businesswomen Association co-hosted a roundtable forum on Innovative Ways to Implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East.



Added by CSR Middle East on May 15, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

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

Social Development Center reveals latest study on CSR and Qatarization

Researchers at the Social Development Center (SDC), member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, hosted a workshop during which senior officials and researchers from SDC discussed its recently completed research project that explores the relationship…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 4, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Doha Bank wins prestigious award

Doha Bank, one of the leading banks in Qatar, has won the “prestigious” Golden Peacock Global Award 2012 for corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the third consecutive year. 

Doha Bank Group chief executive officer R Seetharaman received the award from Juma al-Majed, chairman of Dubai Economic Council at a ceremony of the 7th International Conference on Social…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 30, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Earth Day event at Education City

Qatar Cool yesterday joined with other organisations and local youngsters to celebrate Earth Day 2012 by raising environmental awareness and urging everyone to ‘Mobilise the Earth’.

The district cooling company partnered with the Earth Day Network and Qatar Foundation to participate in the Earth Day Environmental Fair at the Student Centre at Education…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2012 at 9:52am — 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.…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2012 at 5:44pm — 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…


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

RasGas headquarters bags ‘green’ gold

The RasGas Headquarters tower has been awarded Qatar’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for commercial interiors with Green Building Rating System - Gold Level by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

The LEED is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings.

According to a communiqué, RasGas employees recently completed…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 5, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Volunteers turn waste into art

The Pearl-Qatar has marked its commitment to environmental sustainability by commissioning a mural made with as many as 60,000 bottle caps.

The project, in collaboration with the Solid Waste Interest Group (SWIG) of the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), was unveiled during Earth Hour on March 31.

The brainchild of SWIG co-ordinator Dr Sarah Clarke and Ronnie Anderson of AMEC- Blackcat, a member of SWIG, it saw Seana Mercedes Mallen, a contemporary…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 5, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

RasGas, QP landmarks lit up to mark World Autism Day

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) lit up the company’s headquarters building with blue lights on Monday night to mark World Autism Awareness Day. The company’s gesture was in connection with the campaign organised by the State of Qatar to support World Autism Awareness Day.

“RasGas strongly believes in its responsibility to the community and worthy causes and we hope…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 4, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

Mashreq-Qatar launches forestation campaign

Mashreq Qatar, a leading financial institution in the region, took part in the Ministry of Environment and Qatar Green Centre's Forestation Campaign for a greener Qatar. The initiative involved participation of 25 Mashreq employees planting a variety of saplings at the Al Bayan, Al…


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

Dolphin donates $40,000 to charitable organisations

Dolphin Energy Qatar has donated $40,000 to Al Khor branch of the Qatar Red Crescent (QRC), the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs and the Al Tamakon for Comprehensive Education as part of its corporate social responsibility commitments. 

A ceremony to hand over the donation cheques to the three organisations, held recently at Dolphin Energy Tower, was…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Qatar can become world leader in sustainable technology

A leading expert in sustainable engineering has said that even though Qatar has the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world, it has the resources, leadership and vision to become a world leader in sustainable technology. 

Keith Clarke, former chief executive of Atkins, the largest engineering consultancy in the UK, told  Gulf Times that Qatar’s carbon footprint is not surprising given that energy is effectively free, and is located in a region with a…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 26, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Qatargas supports police sports association

Qatargas today announced its support to the Qatar Police Sports Association of the Ministry of Interior for the association's activities during the current season which will include the Ministry of Interior Cup Football Tournament and several other sports activities.

A press conference was organised today at the Police Sports Association premises to announce the sponsorship which was attended by Mansour Rashid Al Naimi, Public Relations Manager, Qatargas and…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments

Masraf Al Rayan, Qatar Red Crescent sign agreement for launch of charity card

In a step that reinforces its commitment to serve the community and facilitates the implementation of its charitable initiatives, Masraf Al Rayan [MAR] - one of the leading Islamic banks in Qatar - signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Red Crescent Society [QRCS] to launch its…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

Qatargas continues to promote road safety awareness in the 28th GCC Traffic Week

Qatargas contributes in raising road safety awareness in the 28th GCC Traffic Week hosted by the Ministry of Interior at Doha Exhibition Centre from March 11 to 16, under the Slogan 'Let us Work Together for Reduction of Traffic Accidents'.…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 15, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

QIIB to recruit special needs people

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) has signed an agreement with Qatar Charity to recruit people from Shafallah Centre for Children with Special Needs. On behalf of QIIB, chairman Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani and CEO Abdulbasit Ahmed Al Sheibi signed the agreement. Qatar Charity was represented by Rabiah bin…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 7, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

UDC’s Employees Support Hamad Hospital Blood Bank

United Development Company (UDC), one of Qatar’s leading shareholding companies, and its subsidiaries took part in Hamad Hospital’s Blood Bank initiative at The Pearl-Qatar for a second year in a row.

In 2011 employees from UDC’s various departments and subsidiaries lined up outside Hamad Hospital’s mobile blood bank at The Pearl-Qatar expressing their support for the initiative by donating blood, and the same scenario repeated itself this year. The annual blood…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 5, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments

RasGas annual charity gala dinner raises over QR1.3mn

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) raised over QR1.3mn at its 7th annual Charity Gala Dinner event which took place on February 29 in Doha. 

All proceeds from the event, which featured a silent auction of Pro Am golf teams and an exciting array of luxury auction and raffle prizes, will be donated to the Qatar National Cancer Society and the Arab Union for the Blind, according to a statement issued by the company. 

RasGas managing director Hamad Rashid…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 5, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha Hotel the official Hospitality Partner of Qatar Green Building Council

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha Hotel has the pleasure to announce that; it is now the official Hospitality partners of Qatar Green Building Council a nonprofit organization, leading and promoting environmentally sustainable practices.…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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