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CSR Middle East's Blog – October 2011 Archive (104)

Dubai Chamber’s CSR Al Youm newsletter highlights the role of SMEs

Latest issue given a new look and more information to better support the business community

The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has released the latest edition of its CSR Al Youm newsletter, which focuses on how SMEs can better implement corporate social responsibility.

The latest edition has been…

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Du encourages active corporate citizenship with launch of its first Sustainable Development Report



Du, a constant innovator and adopter of best practice, has released its first Sustainable Development Report. The Sustainable Development Report conforms to the United Nations Global Compact, of which Du is a steadfast…

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Reach Out To Asia to hold youth leadership training sponsored by Vodafone-Qatar

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) announced that it will hold a four-day workshop for ROTA Youth Service Club members to further develop their skills as youth leaders and global citizens. The program is sponsored by Vodafone Qatar, who partially funds the clubs activity through the QR9m corporate donation given to…

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IKEA Kuwait launches 'Soft Toy' campaign

IKEA Kuwait is geared to re-launch its yearly 'Soft Toy' campaign, an initiative that the company prides its self with and aims to strengthen its social responsibility activities across the country.

This year, IKEA Kuwait has chosen a…

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Al-Jazeera Paints sponsors green buildings scientific conference in Saudi Arabia

Recently in Jeddah, the producer of high quality paints in Middle East and neighboring regions, Al- Jazeera Paints Company, has sponsored a scientific conference under the title 'Applying Green Buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' which was organized by the Jordanian Engineers Union…

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Hilton Dubai Jumeirah joins Hilton Worldwide's President and CEO and Dubai Municipality in annual 'Clean Up The World' campaign

On the morning of 26 October, over 100 team members from Hilton Dubai Jumeirah completed the second part of a huge beach clean effort as part of the 'Clean Up The World' campaign, having kicked off the initiative on Thursday 20 October with General Manager Christian Muhr, Hilton Worldwide's President…

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Qatargas-Chartered Vessel "SS Dukhan" Receives Green Award

Qatargas-chartered Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessel, "SS Dukhan" receives world's first ever Green Award certificate of recognition, for a specific LNG vessel, acknowledging the vessel's compliance with global environment regulations and safety standards.

 



The Green Award for SS Dukhan was presented, in recognition of this milestone, to the vessel operator MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd in the presence of Mr. Abdurrahman Al-Mulla,…

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Zain backing key forum on environment

Zain Bahrain has signed on as the official telecommunications sponsor for the first Bahrain Waste Management Forum and Exhibition 2011 to be held next month.

The event, on the theme 'Towards zero waste', is organised by Bahrain Polytechnic and is being held on November 14 and 15 under the patronage of Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi at Gulf Hotel's Gulf Convention Centre.

Zain Bahrain corporate communications manager Samya Hussain said…

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Oman unites to ‘Beat Diabetes’

Oman is ranked ninth among countries with highest prevalence of diabetes in the world. Approximately 12.3 per cent of Oman’s population is living with diabetes and the total number of registered diabetes patients in 0man as of 2010 is 66,702. 



In Muscat city alone, 17.4 per cent of the… Continue

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Students tour industries as part of Tamkeen's 'Discover Life at Work' campaign

Tamkeen's 'Discover Life at Work' careers awareness programme is giving students an inside perspective of various industries in Bahrain. The nationwide campaign was initiated on the basis of a Skills Gaps Study commissioned by Tamkeen, covering the local labour market.…

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BankDhofar signs MoU with ODA

BankDhofar recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Oman Diabetes Association (ODA) which will see both organisations working together to raise diabetes awareness in the Sultanate.

The partnership plays a pivotal role in BankDhofar’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Present at the signing of the agreement on behalf of the Association was Dr… Continue

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Gulf Air backs 'Think Pink Bahrain'

Gulf Air, as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives, has joined hands with the ‘Think Pink Bahrain’ movement for the third consecutive year, to raise breast cancer awareness in the Kingdom.

A sponsorship agreement to support this cause was signed on Sunday at the airline’s headquarters in Muharraq by Gulf Air deputy CEO Maher Al Musallam and Think Pink chairwoman…

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Featured Member: Meet with Sabrin Rahman, Head of Sustainability / HSBC / UAE

Meet with Sabrin Rahman, Head of Sustainability / HSBC /  UAE



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

 

Sabrin Rahman: My educational background has been in sustainability, marketing and international relations with a focus on…

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Fourth Annual Arabia CSR Awards Reaches Out to Over 100 Organizations in the Arab world

Congratulations to the organizators and winners...

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26th October 2011, Dubai: The Arabia CSR Forum & Awards 2011, organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, Chairman, Dubai Airports, was held in…

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Social welfare tips for bosses

COMPANY bosses will get lessons from students next week during an event designed to make Bahraini businesses more responsible.

More than 300 young people will share ideas with Bahraini business leaders during the First Youth to Business Forum - Bahrain.

It is being organised by AIESEC Bahrain and will bring socially-conscious youth face to face with senior figures in the private sector.

Young participants will come up with new ideas on how firms can give back to the…

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السعيدي: المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات لاتزال « دعاية كلامية »

أعلنت في دبي، أمس، جوائز «ملتقى الجائزة العربية للمسؤولية الاجتماعية للمؤسسات» الذي نظمته مؤسسة «أرابيا سي.إس.آر نتورك». وأفادت المؤسسة بأن دورة العام الجاري شهدت تخلف 68 شركة من الدول العربية، نظراً للأحداث السياسية التي تمر بها دولها، في وقت اعتبرت فيه سلطة مركز دبي المالي العالمي أن المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات في معظم الدول العربية لاتزال دعاية كلامية.

وتفصيلاً، قال رئيس الشؤون الاقتصادية والعلاقات الخارجية في سلطة مركز دبي المالي العالمي، الدكتور ناصر…

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MSD hosts 'Donate for Life' in partnership with Vacsera in Egypt

MSD, a global healthcare specialist, hosted 'Donate for Life', a blood donation drive on October 27, in partnership with Vacsera. Almost 100 of MSD's team, including leadership, participated, giving away a total of 100 blood bags to support nearly 300 patients in need.

"We are happy to host…

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Rota holding workshop for youth club members

Reach Out To Asia (Rota) is currently holding a four-day workshop for Rota Youth Service Club members to further develop their skills as youth leaders and global citizens.  

The programme is sponsored by Vodafone Qatar, which partially funds the club’s activity through the QR9mn corporate donation given to Rota late last year, and runs until October 29.

“Our aim is to create… Continue

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Qatar University MBA students oriented on corporate social responsibility by Vodafone executive

Qatar University (QU) MBA students from the College of Business and Economics' (CBE) marketing management class last Monday participated in a discussion session led by Vodafone Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Luisa Gentile.



The event was at the invitation of CBE Department of Management and Marketing head Dr Rana Sobh to provide an opportunity for her…

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Western Motors supports breast cancer awareness by partnering with Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club's 2011 Pink Polo

To help the community raise awareness on breast cancer and early detection, Western Motors, a member of Al Fahim Group, has partnered once again with Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (GRPC) by providing an attractive pink Fiat 500 Cabriolet to be driven around the United Arab Emirates (UAE) promoting the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

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