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CSR Middle East's Blog – September 2012 Archive (58)

QAFAC sponsors local rally driver for upcoming National Championship

Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited 'QAFAC' - petrochemical producers in Qatar, specialising in the production and export of methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether 'MTBE' from its high-tech facility in Mesaieed - has announced an exciting new driver sponsorship package ahead of this…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 30, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber honours nine organisations for their CSR strategy

Nine major Dubai-based organisations were presented the Dubai Chamber CSR Label during a ceremony held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry premises on Wednesday. The awardees were honoured for their efforts in seeking and fostering responsible practices in their business. 

The nine organisations included Commercial Bank of Dubai, Standard Chartered Bank, Dubal, Ducab, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Hilton Jumeirah, Summertown and DLA Piper which have been honoured for their…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 28, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

A Height for Sights / ORBIS brought to Abu Dhabi by FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, today celebrates their 30 years of partnership with the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital - a mobile hospital dedicated to treating and preventing blindness in developing countries. Stationed at the Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi from 29 September - 3 October 2012, the Flying Eye Hospital…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

58 members join ENGAGE Dubai employee volunteering program

917 employee volunteers put in 4,300 hours of community work, reveals ENGAGE Dubai’s annual report

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce Industry’s ENGAGE Dubai initiative, managed by its Centre for Responsible Business, announced the success of the employee volunteering program in encouraging 917 volunteers to devote…

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

مجلس وزراء عمل دول الخليج يكرمون محمد عبداللطيف جميل

ضمن برنامج حفل إفتتاح إجتماعات الدورة 29 لمجلس وزراء العمل بدول مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية ، تم تكريم المهندس محمد عبداللطيف جميل رئيس فريق صناع فرص العمل بباب رزق جميل ، وذلك تقديراً لما قدمه باب رزق جميل من فرص عمل في المملكة العربية السعودية منذ عام 2003م تجاوزت 230 ألف فرصة عمل بنهاية شهر…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

UAE hotels told to focus on CSR not the PR

Industry leaders at Hotelier Middle East’s Great GM Debate said more focus should be given to CSR initiatives.



During the annual event held yesterday (September 24) at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, hoteliers said that with financial goals and pressures on hotels, CSR programmes which do not receive media attention have taken a back seat and should be bolstered for the good of the local communities.



“CSR and being a good corporate citizen of community can become…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Online Firms Are Leading the Charge for Sustainable CSR

CSR activities are no longer restricted to large organizations with heavy marketing budgets, due to the SME boom in the UAE and GCC. In particular, online firms are very often taking the lead in targeted CSR and community activities that make a measurable difference.

"The advantages that online businesses possess in their commercial model - speed, adaptability, rapid response and community integration can also be channelled effectively to develop CSR campaigns. In fact,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Dubai Properties Group partners with DEWA to raise energy conservation awareness

Dubai Properties Group 'DPG', a member of Dubai Holding, has once again partnered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authorities 'DEWA' for the second year running to raise awareness on the importance of electricity and water conservation at its Shorooq Mirdif…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 25, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

InterContinental Hotels and Resorts partners with National Geographic and UNESCO for Responsible Business Week 2012

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Responsible Business Week to run from 17-23 September 2012 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts today embarks on a week-long programme of activities around the world to help protect and preserve unique and cultural heritage sites as part of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 25, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Dr. Naseer Homoud Conferred CEO Middle East Award 2012

Recognizing his philanthropic contribution and good corporate practices of his business empire, Dr. Naseer Homoud has been conferred CEO Middle East Award 2012 for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The prestigious award was conferred in a gala ceremony at Jumeiria Emirates Towers, Dubai on Thursday…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Emirates NBD holds Annual Staff Gala Dinner

Emirates NBD, the leading bank in the region, held its Annual Staff Gala Dinner & Wedding Reception, where nearly 820 UAE National and expatriate grooms and brides from Emirates NBD's members of staff celebrated their union at the wedding reception, making this event for the eighth…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Hayatt and Wataniya launch Breast Cancer Charity Live to Give

Hayatt, a part of Ruqayah Abdulwahab Alqatami Breast Cancer Foundation, is partnering with Wataniya to launch the Breast Cancer Charity Drive to raise money for patients suffering from breast cancer and raise awareness.

The drive is…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Commercialbank, TYC create a new buzz: Spelling Bee contest

In line with its interest to support and promote youth empowerment, Commercialbank announced its partnership with The Youth Company (TYC), the first youth-run social enterprise in Qatar. 

TYC is recognised for creating various educational, community engaging, volunteering, career-oriented, and consulting programmes, which directly and indirectly facilitate the growth and development of youth in different aspects. 

Commercialbank and TYC said they plan…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Bank Muscat presents ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ scholarships

Bank Muscat , the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, organised a ceremony to present ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ (Bridge to future) scholarships to Omani youth who have enrolled for various courses at the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS). The event was attended by senior bank officials and parents of scholarship beneficiaries.

Early this year, the bank launched ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ programme in execution of the directive of His Majesty Sultan…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

TRA organizes its annual blood donation campaign

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has organized its annual blood donation campaign on Sunday, 23 September 2012 in Abu Dhabi.

The campaign is a reflection of the TRA's commitment…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Viva signs two year sponsorship agreement with Kuwait Dive Team

Viva, Kuwait's newest and most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider, today announced that it has signed a two year sponsorship agreement to support the environmental initiatives of the Kuwait Dive Team, an affiliate of the Environmental Voluntary Foundation…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

خبراء يطالبون الشركات بتطبيق مبادئ المسؤولية الاجتماعية

أجمع خبراء ومصرفيون على ضرورة أن تقوم الشركات والبنوك العاملة في الدولة بتطبيق مبادئ المسؤولية الاجتماعية ومشاريع الخدمات المستدامة بشكل طوعي ومن دون الحاجة إلى وجود قانون يلزمها بذلك.

 وأكدوا أن الدولة قطعت شوطا هاما في تطبيقها لمبادئ المسؤوليات الاجتماعية يجعلها في مصاف الدول الأولى في الشرق…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 23, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How Women Work and IBQ announce Strategic Partnership

The How Women Work Community is proud to announce its strategic partnership with the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ). The bank is supporting the How Women Work conference for the third consecutive years, and has also been sponsoring the How Women Success book which was launched in the fall of last year in Qatar.



"IBQ has consistently been a supporter of our How Women Work community over the past two years. We have thoroughly enjoyed this collaboration based on…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber sustainability network task groups share achievements

Six months following the launch of the Sustainability Network Task Groups, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business, organised a seminar to share with the business community the progress made by the various task groups and to share the groups’ promised deliverables and achievements at the Chamber premises on Thursday.

At a launch in April, the Sustainability Network presented five task groups, now numbering 33 members, to deliver initiatives and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 21, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

Operation HOPE Joins SEDCO Holding for Corporate Social Responsibility Program Launch

Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE joined leading wealth management company, SEDCO Holding, to launch its new flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, Riyali, which addresses the need to educate the Saudi population on financial literacy and empower people with the personal financial skills required to achieve a desirable standard of living. The first phase of this…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 20, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

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