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CSR Middle East's Blog – January 2012 Archive (52)

Rawabi Holding honored for skills drive

Diverse, innovative and socially-responsible programs have resulted in Rawabi Holding being number one in developing the most nationally competitive workforce in Saudi Arabia.

Rawabi Holding secured the top spot in the category of Building a Nationally Competitive Work force in the prestigious King Khalid Award for Responsible Competitiveness in the Saudi Arabian Responsibility Competitiveness Index (SARCI).

The SARCI is driven and organized…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 22, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

ENOC receives certificate of appreciation from Dubai Autism Centre for supporting its campaigns

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) was honoured with a certificate of appreciation by Dubai Autism Centre (DAC) for its continued support to the various campaigns rolled out by the Centre for promoting autism awareness in the region last 2011.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 22, 2012 at 12:25am — No Comments

IBQ boost for Doha Oryx

IBQ has announced it will sponsor the Doha Oryx Football Team, the sports team of the French Lycée Bonaparte School in Qatar. IBQ will provide the Oryx team with its official football uniforms and branding for the football court. 

Philip King, head of retail banking at IBQ commended the school’s efforts to build a successful sporting platform for students.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 20, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Corporate excellence: Clinton presents P&G with 2011 award

The US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton presented Proctor & Gamble with the 13th annual Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on Wednesday for the company's exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in Pakistan.

The prestigious ACE recognises the important role of US businesses in advancing good corporate governance and democratic principles world-wide.

The award honours exemplary business practices, corporate social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 20, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

Schneider Electric wins prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, was recognised last night at the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP 2012) in the category of 'Large Corporations' for leading efforts in renewable energy and sustainability. General Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented the award to Jean-Pascal…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 19, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Etisalat Group adopts green technology in their footprints around the world

Group Media Office January 16th, 2012:- On the occasion of the annual World Future Energy Summit which is held in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi between 16th -19th January 2012, H.E. Mohamed Omran "Etisalat Chairman" stated that the World is strongly heading towards science…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 18, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gulftainer sets sail with Pearl Initiative

Gulftainer,the world's largest privately-owned port operator,has agreed to be a Founding Partner of Pearl Initiative, the private-sector led initiative set up in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to foster a culture of transparency, accountability,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 18, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Arabia CSR Network and Swedish Business Council sign noteworthy agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility

UAE and Sweden to share experiences, best practices and knowledge in corporate governance

Abu-Dhabi, UAE: UAE-based Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN) and the Swedish Business Council (SBC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Monday (16 January) at the Swedish House to bolster the spirit of Corporate Social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

BankMuscat launches innovative CSR role for employees

BankMuscat, the leading financial services provider in the Sultanate, has launched an innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative involving the 3000-strong employees.

The new CSR strategy which stems from the Royal directive of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to accord priority for social responsibility is the first of its kind in Oman…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 17, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

BMW Group Middle East continues to raise awareness of the importance of buckling up to thousands of students

Despite 46% of UAE university students having been involved in a traffic accident, a staggering 69% were not wearing a seatbelt at the time. These statistics have been revealed by BMW Group Middle East following phase two of their award-winning 'Stay Alert. Stay Alive.' road…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 16, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

CSR Al Youm newsletter reviews integrated reporting and corporate governance

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business-published CSR Al Youm, the last newsletter of 2011, reviews the importance of integrated reporting, corporate governance for small and medium enterprises, and the concept of incorporating CSR into due diligence which involves researching of an organisation’s health and capacity to guide an investment decision.

Highlighting the importance of implementing comprehensive information in corporate reporting which…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Deutsche Bank partners with Bader to Launch Creative Awards in Lebanon

The Deutsche Bank Middle East Foundation in partnership with Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program announced today the launch of the Deutsche Bank Awards in Lebanon.

This marks the first time that the Deutsche Bank Awards have been offered outside of the UK, where they have been in place since 1993. The Awards offer practical and financial support to artists, craftspeople, designers and performers to start a business or carry out a project.

As a first step, Deutsche Bank will be…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 2:42am — No Comments

Seeds of Change – North African Women Entrepreneurs

This blog was posted on behalf of Laurie Buczek, Enterprise Marketing Manager in Intel’s Storage Division. Laurie’s social media journey began in 2007, while helping to launch and manage Intel’s first external social media community. 



The Arab Spring has set into motion an awakening….an opportunity that…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 2:03am — No Comments

KFH: iPhone application for diabetic patients great success

The iPhone application that was launched by Kuwait Finance House (KFH) for diabetic patients proved to be highly successful and demanded, which is evident by the number of people who download the application in Arabic and English for free. It is worth noting that over 100 people…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 1:44am — No Comments

AGFUND opens bank for the poor in Sierra Leone

The Bank of Innovation and Partnership (BIP) a micro finance institution targeting the poor, with support from the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) which is chaired by HRH Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia, has started operations in Sierra Leone. BIP though not yet officially launched has already started benefiting the people of this country.

The CEO of AGFUND Nasser Bakr Al-Kahtani in a press release from Riyadh Saudi Arabia on the 16th of December 2011, said…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 1:43am — No Comments

Bupa Arabia deal to help orphanages

Bupa Arabia has signed an agreement to provide free health insurance coverage to all children at orphanages in Saudi Arabia under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

This highlights Bupa Arabia’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, a company statement said.

It said Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Yousef, deputy minister of social affairs for care and social development, and Loay Nazer, chairman of Bupa Arabia, signed the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments

Emarat steps up efforts in preserving environment, community's health and safety

Emirates General Petroleum Corporation 'Emarat' continues its efforts aiming at preserving the environment and protecting the health and safety of the community, through its support and enhancement of the services being provided to the customers which are aimed at facilitating recycling processes, the use of biodegradable bags, and recycling paper at its service stations.



Hussain Kazim, Manager Corporate Communications at Emarat, said that the Corporation aims,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2012 at 1:39am — No Comments

Ban urges private sector to invest in sustainable development initiatives

Ban Ki-moon urged investors today to lend their support to sustainable development initiatives to deal with climate change and provide efficient energy solutions around the world.

“In these times of austerity and economic uncertainty, public sector efforts alone will not be sufficient,” Mr. Ban said in his message to participants at the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 13, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

First Saudi Consumer Protection and Social Responsibility Forum to be launched in February

The First Saudi Consumer Protection and Social Responsibility Forum will be launched by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in association with Knowledge Corporation. The Forum, which will focus on the entire trading process will be held at the Hilton,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 12, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Brother receives Corporate Social Responsibility Award at ICDL Summer Camp’s recognition program

Brother Gulf, a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach, was presented with the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award by ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and the certification authority of the International Computer Driving License program in the Gulf States and Iraq, during…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 12, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

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