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CSR Middle East's Blog – April 2012 Archive (77)

Dubai Chamber’s latest newsletter reviews the materiality of sustainability risk management

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business has published the first issue of CSR Al Youm newsletter for 2012 which reviews a number of important topics including the use of sustainability as a platform for risk management, the habits of high efficient companies in the area of energy efficiency and a special report on materiality in corporate social responsibility.

The newsletter points out that a number of companies are increasingly feeling…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 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…

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

ALJ Community Initiatives wins Social Responsibility Award

ALJ Community Initiatives (ALJCI) has won the award of the 1st Business Sector Social Responsibility Forum Toward Young Men and Women in the Kingdom.



ALJCI has been given the "Sanabel Al Atta" CSR Award for the business sector, in recognition of its unique initiatives and programs launched in the Arab world, and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 29, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments

WNS Wins the Prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility 2012

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, has been recognized by Institute Of Directors (IOD), with the Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility 2012. WNS has won this prestigious global award for its ongoing 'Community Development and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 27, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

الأمير فيصل بن أحمد يُكرِّم البنك الأهلي لرعايته فعاليات المعرض الثاني للمسؤولية الاجتماعية

 كرَّم صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير فيصل بن أحمد بن عبدالعزيز عضو مجلس المسؤولية الاجتماعية البنك الأهلي لمشاركته للمرة الثانية على التوالي في رعاية فعاليات معرض المسؤولية الإجتماعية الثاني والذي عُقد مؤخراً في الرياض.

وأكد عبدالله باحمدان رئيس مجلس إدارة البنك الأهلي الذي تسلم درع…

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Strong Takatof volunteer turnout at UAE-wide blood donation campaign to help fight thalassemia

The Emirates Foundation Takatof Programme for social volunteering hosted a nation-wide blood donation campaign in aid of thalassemia, drawing the participation of over 100 Takatof volunteers, patients and their families.…

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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…

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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…

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

Colleges to teach CSR as a subject in KSA

The College of Business Administration (CBA) celebrated the graduation of its sixth batch of bachelors and master students in Jeddah Hilton yesterday in a ceremony attended by dignitaries, students and their parents.

Abdullah Dahlan, chairman of CBA's board of trustees, inaugurated the investiture ceremony that conferred the degrees on 223 students…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

CSR helps local companies to ‘compete and innovate’

Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, on Wednesday stressed the importance of corporate social responsibility that has a huge positive impact on local companies and their ability to compete and innovate globally.

Shaikh Ahmed, who is also Chairman of the Dubai Airports and Emirates airline, and Honourary Patron of the Dubai Quality Group or DQG, commended the efforts of experts and investors from major companies for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 26, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Gulf Air takes young Bahraini students on an environmental awareness tour

Three Bahraini primary school students, winners of the Ministry of Education's “Going Green” drawing competition, travelled on the national carrier Gulf Air recently to spend two valuable days in an eco-friendly camp in India.…



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Added by CSR Middle East on April 26, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Al Khaliji included in Standard and Poor's Hawkamah Environment, Social, and Governance Index

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (Al Khaliji) Q.S.C. 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, with the support of the International Finance Corporation.…

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Burgan Bank supports the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital's activities

Burgan Bank reiterated its commitment to the community by rendering its support to the Kuwait Association for Care of Children in Hospitals (KACCH). This is an ongoing commitment which is now in its 11th year.

The association between Burgan Bank and KACCH was avowed at a special visit to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 26, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Nuqul Group strategically expands its corporate social responsibility initiative

Nuqul Group signed an agreement with Q-Perspective to mark the launch of the second phase of its community work and corporate social responsibility initiative in the adopted Al-Koura District.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2012 at 9:54am — 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…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

NBO Releases Sustainability Report for Banking Industry

National Bank of Oman (NBO) has become the first publicly listed organisation in Oman to release its sustainability report, entitled Responsible Banking. For You. For Our Nation. 

Sustainability management is defined as the combined management of economic, social and environmental performance, with the aim of benefitting all key stakeholders.

NBO’s sustainability report, according to a press release,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 22, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

McDonald’s converts used cooking oil into bio-diesel

McDonald’s Oman (Al Daud Restaurants LLC) has embarked on a clean-technology venture, in which used cooking oil is converted into eco-friendly bio-diesel to fuel its fleet of delivery trucks. The initiative is a joint effort between McDonald’s Oman and Coeja Eco Solutions.

Ali K Daud, Development Licensee and President of McDonald’s Oman said: “We are proud to adopt…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Visa and Al Dhafra School to help children become financial super heroes

Marvel Comics and Visa have teamed up with Al Dhafra School to create a one-of-a-kind financial literacy comic book called Avengers: Saving The Day. Combining Marvel's iconic characters, including the Avengers and Spider-Man, with Visa's financial literacy expertise, this free comic…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

3rd Annual OHS Forum 2012 be held between 7 - 9 May in Kuwait

Under the esteemed patronage of Ministry of Health Kuwait, The 3rd Annual OHS Forum 2012, a prestigious occupational health and safety conference and workshop program, will be held between 7 - 9 May at The Palms Beach Hotel and Spa, Kuwait. The forum is designed to explore the most significant challenges, developments and policies pertaining to occupational safety and making the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

KNPC Launches First Assured CSR Report

 “Today is a historic milestone, where CSR has become an important focus area for us all — on Corporate behavior, polices and values. This opportunity has come to us with new social challenges — that has given us a new role and responsibility in the society we live and operate. It has taken us to a higher platform where we can feel proud of truly being at the same level of major international oil companies,” disclosed Bakhit Shabib Al-Rashidi, the Deputy Managing Director of the Kuwait…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 19, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

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