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CSR Middle East's Blog – September 2011 Archive (46)

Samsung donates to the Children’s Cancer Hospital during Ramadan

Samsung Electronics Egypt, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced their Ramadan football tournament winners and raised money for the Children’s Cancer Hospital - Egypt 57357, highlighting their dedication to supporting the hospital in buying much needed new medical equipment. The tournament,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

BMI Bank supports Think Pink Bahrain

Bahraini retail and commercial banking institution, BMI Bank demonstrated its commitment towards stronger participation in local community initiatives through a donation to Think Pink Bahrain.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Volunteers for du’s Mawaed Al Rahman Ramadan initiative honoured

Following the massive success of du’s Mawaed Al Rahman Iftar meal distribution efforts this Ramadan, the UAE’s community-conscious telecommunications provider honoured 21 out 90 volunteers who gave their time to help the less fortunate throughout the month of August. The honouring ceremony took place at du’s headquarters in Dubai Media City.

During the ceremony, Luma Jasim…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Makkah chamber to host CSR seminar

MAKKAH: The Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) will open a seminar on corporate social responsibility with the participation of the private and public sectors in Makkah on Sunday.



Chairman of the MCCI’s social responsibility committee Tariq Najmi said Al-Faisal University’s Prince Sultan College is participating as an academic partner in the seminar and its sponsors include Binladin Group and the Tazej Restaurants chain.



“The two-day seminar aims to increase… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on September 25, 2011 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

Companies warming up to the social responsibility movement

Changes in workers' rights, education and the environment can happen only if private companies - not just the Government - chip in and help, experts say.



To that end, corporate social responsibility programmes are beginning to sprout in the UAE, although they are less prevalent than in many other countries.



Critics say the field, known as CSR, is simply a sophisticated form of marketing that aims to present companies in a positive light.



But Habiba Al Marashi,… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on September 25, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

DP world wins prestigious global CSR award

Global marine terminal operator DP World has won the coveted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2011 in London. 

The biggest names in international shipping gathered for the gala ceremony to acknowledge outstanding achievements in the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Can entrepreneurship create equilibrium in the Arab World with a CSR initiative?

On Thursday, September 29th, 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region, in partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJ) and a joint initiative with Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST), will bring together regional business leaders, policy-makers, students and budding entrepreneurs from the Arab world to officially launch the fifth MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Business Plan Competition.

The event is…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 20, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

RasGas diamond sponsor of CSR conference

RasGas has signed up as the main sponsor of the third annual CSR conference organised by the Ministry of Trade and Business. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a core commitment for RasGas Company Limited (RasGas), a press release said yesterday.  

RasGas recognises this conference as one of Qatar’s quality initiatives to support sustainable development in Qatar and increase awareness on the importance of corporate citizenship in commercial activities, the press release…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 20, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Qatar Charity to host Third Council of Corporate Social Responsibility

Qatar Charity will host the Third Council of the Corporate Social Responsibility at its headquarters under the title ‘Institutional Partnerships in the Charitable Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in Qatar’ with the participation of Vodafone Telecom, today. “The Third Council of the Corporate Social Responsibility aims to activate and build partnerships between commercial…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 20, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Capital Market Authority Oman launches Corporate Governance Excellence Award Competition 2011

After the success of the last year Corporate Governance Excellence Award Competition, 2010 and the positive responses Oman Centre for Corporate Governance has received from the participants, Capital Market Authority calls on all participants to register for this year competition 2011.

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Over 25,000 customers sign up for Qtel’s e-Bill service

More than 25,000 customers have signed up for Qtel’s e-Bill service, which is aimed at eliminating paper bills and boost the environment.  

So far, more than 40,000 accounts belonging to 25,000 customers have been hooked to the e-Bill, which sends a secure PDF to customers’ e-mail addresses, and removes the need for a paper bill. 

Qtel customers are being reminded to sign up for the e-Bill service before October1 in order to be eligible for a range of…
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Added by CSR Middle East on September 19, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Bigger role seen for nationals in country’s development march

A candidate for the Federal National Council (FNC) from Sharjah, Mohammad Ahmad Abdullah Al Najjar, has promised a stronger national representation in all facets of the UAE's economic front once he takes up a seat in the council.

Al Najjar said: "Through FNC elections this year, I am trying to strategically work towards goals…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 19, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

KFH Issues Corporate Sustainability Report

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) issued a new report concerning its efforts in the field of sustainable development, which focuses on economic growth, preservation of environment and natural resources, and social development. It is worth noting that KFH is considered to be the first bank in Kuwait and the first Islamic bank worldwide to issue such a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

DEWA’s initiative to protect the environment

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has launched for the first time, a campaign to reach out to commercial and industrial customers on the issue of power factor (PF) aimed at reducing the carbon footprint.

Power factor  is the ratio of active power (kW), and apparent power (kVA), which when calculated, provides the power factor, a parameter of zero to one. When the PF is near to the one, the reduction in the electricity consumption is at its highest, and when less than one,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 13, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Jameel Prize featured at CNN - Art Prize Inspired by Islamic Traditions

The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.

The Jameel Prize at the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Drop of Life drive by du proves highly successful

du demonstrated its strong dedication to the UAE’s community by organising its Drop of Life blood donation campaign, held recently at Dubai International Academic City in conjunction with the Dubai Blood Donation Centre. …

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 12, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

أمسية تطبيق المسؤولية الاجتماعية بغرفة الشرقية

تشهد غرفة الشرقية مساء الاحد أمسية حوارية عامة بعنوان «نظرة إيجابية للمسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات»، وذلك ضمن الخطوات المتوافقة مع مشروع دراسة تقوم الغرفة بإعدادها عن طريق أحد المكاتب الاستشارية المتخصصة لإطلاق مجلس المسؤولية الاجتماعية بالمنطقة الشرقية.

ويتحدث خلال هذه الامسية -التي تعقد بقاعة الجزيرة بالمركز الرئيسي للغرفة- الدكتور عماد بن عبدالله…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 12, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Aramex signed agreement for quicker disaster response

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Aramex, yesterday entered into a collaboration for quicker disaster response in North Africa, Middle East and other parts of the world. The year long partnership will focus on skill-sharing, coordination and support between the two organizations. It will help to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 12, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

ExxonMobil Egypt sponsors launch of Ishraq Plus

Sponsored by ExxonMobil Egypt and in celebration of the International Literacy Day, Save the Children launched Ishraq Plus, a three-year program of literacy directed towards educating out-of-school adolescent girls in Upper Egypt and providing them with better life and economic opportunities.

Mr… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on September 12, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Online retail awards launched

Online retailing in the Middle East will be one of the new categories to be honoured at the upcoming Retail City Awards in Dubai, a programme which distinguishes outstanding retail projects.

The event is taking place during Cityscape Global at the Dubai International Exhibition and Conference Centre, running from September 27 to 29.

Other new categories at the 2011 awards include…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 7, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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