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CSR Middle East's Blog – August 2011 Archive (34)

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank supports 'Ramadan to Remember'

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) is a proud sponsor of 'A Ramadan to Remember', a special annual event for orphans taking place throughout the holy month of Ramadan at the Cristal Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

'A Ramadan to Remember' provides 25 orphans every year with the perfect opportunity to celebrate the… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Entourage forecasts over 170% growth on increased CSR

Marketing and events company Entourage expects to achieve more than 170 per cent growth in 2011 compared to last year, managing director Mohammed Tayem said, adding that the company will explore new potential markets in the Gulf region early next year.

 

The holy month of Ramadan is keeping the company very busy as more companies in the UAE increasing their budgets for corporate social responsibility, or CSR, activities, according               to Tayem.

“We already have…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 28, 2011 at 4:04am — No Comments

Business with a human face

The corporate social responsibility arm of Sobha Developers aims to groom the poorest of the poor

On a Friday afternoon in July, dozens of children rose to their feet to sing a chorus at an educational institute in the Palakkad district of central Kerala. It was a cloudy afternoon — right after a shower that cleansed the lush…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 28, 2011 at 4:03am — No Comments

كتبت د. مي الطاهر: المسؤولية الاجتماعية للبنوك في منتصف 2011 ... عطاء متجدد ومتحفظ

زاد الاردن الاخباري -

تحتل المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات والبنوك اهتماماً متزايداً من إدارات الشركات سنة بعد سنة. فثقافة العطاء والتطوع وأعمال الخير ودعم المجتمع المحلي باتت متجذرة أكثر فأكثر…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 24, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

McDonald’s hires Omanis with special needs

As part of its commitment to McDonald’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, McDonald’s Oman is proud to hire Omanis with special needs. This exemplifies McDonald’s continued support and initiative to providing employment opportunities to all young… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on August 23, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

LG Electronics organized Ramadan iftar in Jeddah

LG Electronics organized Ramadan iftar in Jeddah recently inviting visitors from Al-Bir charity organization along with LG media club members. The event took place at Shallal theme park as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

The event included a speech accompanied by traditional Ramadan food and lots of activities and prizes for the invited guests. John Lee, managing director of LG Electronics Saudi Arabia, said in his welcome speech: "It gives us great…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 23, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Conference on sustainable urbanisation next month

MUSCAT: With the aspiration of highlighting how a sustainable community can contribute in improving the quality of human life and ecological systems, Oman's First Sustainable Urbanisation Conference will take place from September 19 to 20 at Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on August 20, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Economic Zones World introduces CSR Policy Manual as a reference and guide for all stakeholders

Economic Zones World (EZW) has recently launched a CSR Policy Manual which outlines EZW’s policies and ethics and serves as a reference for all its stakeholders.

The development of the CSR policy manual is in line with  EZW’s ongoing corporate governance and CSR programmes that tie in with the company’s policy of integrating…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 18, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

SMALL BOX BIG DIFFERENCE

Ramadan is the season of charity and many companies throughout Oman have been engaging with the theme, including the Radisson Blu and Park Inn Hotels, who recently introduced a new charity campaign called The Box Appeal.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 18, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Lending surgical skills

TWO widows in need of vital surgery will get the treatment they need thanks to a Bahrain hospital’s goodwill gesture this Ramadan.

The German Orthopaedic Hospital (GOH) will be providing the surgical skills needed in a partnership initiative with Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) in support of the Royal Charity Organisation…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

ZAFCO launches CSR Division with environmental awareness programme

ZAFCO – the UAE based, leading global distributor of automotive tyres, batteries and lubricants announced the launch of its CSR division by sponsoring seasoned mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu in his latest attempt to scale 13 peaks in South America to raise awareness about the environment. ZAFCO will not only cover…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

What makes a successful business?

Ahead of their appearances at the International Conference for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2011 next month, business leaders, Hamad Buamim, Sunil Sinha and Dr Harry Hertz share their insights into what makes a successful business.



 

Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Alba organises gergaoon for senior citizens

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) organised a unique gergaoon celebration at the Alba Club on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in honour of Bahrain’s senior citizens who are currently residents of different retirement homes in Bahrain.



The… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Play for Life to raise awareness of diabetes

Dubai: Injazat Data Systems will once again use sports as a platform to raise awareness of diabetes through its participation in the ‘Play for Life' corporate football tournament to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from August 14-18.



The latest edition of the annual competition organised by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) in Abu Dhabi will pit 16 teams of more than 300 players who will be cheered by more than 3,000 spectators.



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Added by CSR Middle East on August 14, 2011 at 12:59am — No Comments

KOC Group of Turkiye releases 2010 CSR Report with the theme of "Being One"

KOC Group of Turkiye releases 2010 CSR Report with the theme of "Being One".

From the report..

Our paramount objective at the Koç Group isto substantially enhance the quality of life inour areas of operation. In keeping with thisobjective, not only do we work to provideproducts and services that conform to thehighest universal standards of quality,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

DP World staff to raise funds to support charity projects of Beit Al Khair Society

In an initiative to support people in need in the UAE, DP World has signed an agreement with Dubai-based humanitarian organisation Beit Al Khair Society to hold a fund-raising campaign in support of charity projects run by the Society.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 10, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

One in four drivers in the GCC does not check their tyres, Bridgestone survey reveals

Bridgestone Middle East and Africa FZE today unveiled results from a GCC-wide survey on vehicle owners’ approach to tyre safety. The survey found that more than one in four respondents (26 per cent) did not check the condition of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 10, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Alfa organizes art exhibition for young artist from the Lebanese Autism Society

Under the high patronage and in presence of His Excellency the Minister of Social Affairs, Wael Abou Faour, and within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, “Alfa 4-Life”, Alfa, the first mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, organized an art exhibition for a creative young artist from the Lebanese…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 10, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Dubai Cares named Stevie Company of the Year - Nonprofit or Government Organization

Dubai Cares has been announced as the winner of the International Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the Non-Profit or Government Organization category in The 2011 International Business Awards. By winning, Dubai Cares will also be included…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 10, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Featured Member: Meet with Maria Sillanpaa : Founding Director - Sustainability Advisory Group

Meet with Maria Sillanpaa : Founding Director - Sustainability Advisory Group, Dubai / UAE

 

CSR Middle East : Can you tell us a little bit about your background and experiences in the CSR Sector?



Maria Sillanpaa : I have basically worked on corporate responsibility and sustainability issues since I graduated from university well over 20…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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