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CSR Middle East's Blog – August 2012 Archive (63)

Sustaining corporate reputation imperative

Many companies attribute a staggering 63 percent of their market value to reputation, according to Steve Hamilton-Clark, CEO of TNS MENA.



He said that in today’s fast news-driven environment, building and maintaining a strong corporate reputation is essential not only to protect business but also for sustained growth. 



"Managing this intangible but important asset called corporate reputation generates market confidence, and can help fuel a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Du donates to the Feekom Al Khair and Al Barakah initiative

Following the incredible success and response to its Ramadan home renovation campaign, Feekom Al Khair and Al Barakah (with your goodness and blessings), Du has announced it will extend the initiative until 30 September.

This decision was taken based on the incredible response and donations…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

ICDL GCC Foundation calls on more Corporate Social Responsibility participation

The ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority advocating computer competency across the GCC and Iraq for all, today underlined its support for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Being the regional arm for ECDL Foundation, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promulgating digital competency for all the world's citizens, ICDL GCC Foundation has been mandated to carry out…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

دعوة شركات الكمبيوتر الى التركيز على المسؤولية الاجتماعية

دعت مؤسسة الرخصة الدولية لقيادة الكمبيوتر لمجلس التعاون الخليجي، وهي الجهة المعنية بالإدارة والإشراف على عمليات توفير التدريب والاختبار للحصول على شهادة "الرخصة الدولية لقيادة الكمبيوتر" في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي والعراق، الشركات الاقليمية للتركيز على أنشطة خدمة المجمتع، وأكدت استمرار دعمها الكامل للمبادرات المبنية على المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات.

وأكدت المؤسسة أنها لن تدخّر جهدًا في اتباع نفس القيم في نشر الوعي المعلوماتي في المنطقة من خلال إطلاق ودعم…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bank al Etihad, Zain sponsor QRCE’s creative business cup

Bank al Etihad and Zain Jordan have announced their sponsorship of Creative Business Cup competition which will be organized by Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) to strengthen the competencies of young entrepreneurs and help them turn their innovative business ideas into successful ventures. 

Expressing her …

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Memac Ogilvy supports recycling with Resala

Memac Ogilvy, one of the largest Advertising and Public Relations agencies in Egypt, donated most of its used paper, magazines and newspapers to Resala, the Charity non for profit organization, in order to sell it to recycling specialized' companies and donating the return to, orphanages…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

البنك العربي: المسؤولية الاجتماعية تجاه "الصحة" مكوّن أساسي للتنمية الاقتصادية المستدامة

في ظل الأوضاع الاقتصادية الصعبة التي يعانيها الأردنيون من شرائح مختلفة؛ خصوصا ذوي الدخل المحدود، ومع استمرار التأثيرات السلبية لظاهرتي البطالة والفقر على المجتمع، تظهر جلياً أهمية برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية لشركات القطاع الخاص التي تنفذها منفردة أو بالشراكة مع القطاع العام، خصوصاً أن هذا المفهوم نشأ أصلاً لملامسة وتغطية احتياجات المجتمعات المحلية، ومشاركة الشركات لهموم الناس ومشاكلهم.…



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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Volvic donates generously to blue-collared workers in Dubai, UAE

Volvic, Dubai is stepping up on the forefront of the charity scene during of Ramadan and the festive season of Eid Al Fitr. As part of its corporate social responsibility, the premium water brand has decided to donate bottles of its natural mineral water to laborers.

To facilitate this activity,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 31, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

BEKO International concludes Ramadan CSR activities and distributes gifts amongst children

Through its exclusive dealer in the Kingdom, Nassim Al Dada and Partners Co. - the sole dealer for Italian ELBA products and owner of SONA products in Jordan - BEKO International celebrated Eid el-Fitr with children from Al-Nazeef Orphan Center for Boys and Al-Nazeef Orphan Center for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 28, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

McDonald's Egypt sponsors summer programs at Ezbet Khairallah schools

Within the framework of its social responsibility and its keenness to give back to the community in which it operates, McDonald's Egypt sponsored all summer programs in Ezbet Khairallah schools including arts, sports, theater, music and medical care.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 28, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

PDO’s Fitness Group targets obesity, diabetes and stress disorders

As part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and in an effort to tackle three issues that are highly detrimental to health and prevalent in Oman — obesity, diabetes and stress — Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) Recreation Centre Fitness Group’s ‘Change4Life’ campaign, which is set to commence on October 11, held pre-launch presentations here in Mina Al Fahl…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 28, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

It’s not just business for UAE corporates

As businesses flourish, communities prosper and it is important that corporates give back to the society at large.

In a new initiative, Al Ghurair teamed up with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote community-based initiatives.

Essa Al Ghurair, vice chairman of Al Ghurair and a stalwart of the UAE trade and commerce, said business should do more to address social issues. A recent survey by Dubai Chamber showed that 60 per cent of Dubai businesses…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

الغرير للاستثمار: حان وقت رد قطاع الأعمال الجميل إلى المجتمع

تم عقد اجتماع مشترك ضم الغرير وغرفة التجارة والصناعة بدبي في إطار اجتماعات شبكة غرفة دبي للاستدامة. واكد عيسى الغرير نائب رئيس الغرير - المعروفة أيضا باسم الغرير للاستثمار أن الوقت قد حان لقطاع الأعمال أن يرد الجميل الى المجتمع من خلال ممارسة المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات.

وعلى القائمين على الشركات…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Fleet managers must put their best fleet forward to step up road safety in Oman

Fleet management refers to the management of a company's transportation fleet and includes commercial motor vehicles such as cars, vans and trucks, as well as rail cars. An effective fleet management programme is ideally one that reduces costs through effective utilisation of assets, while at the same time contributing to environment and road safety.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 11:53am — 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. …



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

More Than 150 Students Joined NBK Summer Training

More than 150 students participated in National Bank of Kuwait’s (NBK) Summer Training for university students in Kuwait. 

NBK initiated the Summer Training Program for university students as part of its endeavors to provide young Kuwaitis the opportunity to develop their skills, gain valuable corporate experience and learn firsthand about banking.

“NBK is fully committed to providing training and career development programs as part of its corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

PepsiCo-Jordan celebrates Eid al-Fitr with orphans

PepsiCo-Jordan - winner of the 2009 and 2011 King Abdullah II Award for Excellence - celebrated Eid al-Fitr with around 200 children from several of the Kingdom's orphanages at Zaha Cultural Center for the fifth consecutive year.

Since it was first organized in 2008, the day-long event has grown…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Avail of Dh200,000 if diagnosed with cancer

A new wellness plan for women introduced by First Gulf Bank will provide a Dh200,000 allowance for women who register, the bank announced in a statement issued on Saturday.

Women who join the scheme only have to deposit Dh50 each month after registration to assure themselves of financial stability in case of a cancer diagnosis. It is open to all female UAE residents between the ages of 18 and 64.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 27, 2012 at 10:01am — 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 “…

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

خبير اقتصادي: الغرب اختطف المفهوم الإسلامي للمسؤولية الاجتماعية وأودعها الأمم المتحدة

على الرغم من أن الدين الإسلامي يعتبر أكثر الأديان التي، رسخت مفهوم وتعزيز ثقافة المسؤولية الاجتماعية، غير أن هناك اعتقادا خاطئا لدى البعض، بأنه مفهوم إسلامي ارتبط فقط بالأعمال الخيرية، بما في ذلك الصدقات وغيرها من أعمال البر الخيرية، التي يقوم بها بعض المحسنين تجاه الفرد والمجتمع.

وفي…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

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