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

ملتقى عربي في القاهرة يناقش المسؤولية الاجتماعية في التنمية

أعلن وزير القوى العاملة والهجرة المصري أحمد البرعي أن «الغرب لم يعد يتحدّث عن التنمية الاقتصادية فقط، بل بات يخطّط للتنمية الشاملة، إذ أن التنمية الاقتصادية لم تعد أساساً يرتكز إليه في النهوض بالمجتمع، ونحن في الوطن العربي بعيدون جداً عن العدالة الاجتماعية للفرد، والغريب أن تكون الدول الأوروبية أقرب إلى تحقيقها كما قرّرها الإسلام».…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Governments and people have to embrace change

As politicians across the Middle East ride the turmoil created by the revolutions of the Arab Spring, they are struggling to define where they want their peoples to go. The politicians are also struggling to get people to listen to them, as their language is stuck in the past, and their challenge is to make…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

First Solar Charging Station for Electric Cars inaugurated

Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society, the First Solar Charging Station for Electric Cars was inaugurated, in El Hassan Science City.

The launch was a joint effort among various…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

خبراء : "الوقف" إبداع المسلمين الذي علم الغرب المسئولية الاجتماعية للما

أكد ناصر يحي العيسي نائب رئيس مجموعة "سمانته" أن المسلمين هم من علموا العالم أهمية المسئولية الاجتماعية لرأس المال .

 

حين نقلوا إلي  أوربا والغرب تجربة مؤسسة "الوقف الاسلامي " في رعاية الفقراء والمحتاجين وطلبة العلم ومؤسسات التعليم والمرضي من خلال بذل المال لإنشاء المؤسسات التي ترعي كل هؤلاء . 

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Etisalat announces Corporate Social Responsibility Fund: "Ayaadi"

Confirming its leading role in supporting community initiatives, Etisalat on Wednesday announced the creation of the Etisalat Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund called "Ayaadi" to support UAE community. 



The launch of "Ayaadi" demonstrates Etisalat's ability to excel not only in the telecommunications sector, but also in its social initiatives, which has been a key focus for the Corporation since it was established. The Fund is an offering to the sons and daughters of the UAE,… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

OPINION: Embracing social entrepreneurship

In recent months there has been an increasing focus on the social conditions within our communities, especially with regard to the youth. There seems to be a consensus that problems such as juvenile delinquency and gang violence can be minimised by specific and sustained "grassroot'' interventions.

It is a view that I fully support but as I indicated previously there is a need for new ideas that are rooted in the legitimate aspirations of the communities themselves. It also requires a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Over 60% women ‘not concerned’ about osteoporosis

A possible onset of a bone disease is looming, giving residents in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East and Africa (Mea) another reason to take a closer look at their lifestyle, go for modified nutrition habits and engage in more physical activities.



This is the gist of two studies on osteoporosis, the first known as the “Lifestyle for Lifelong Bones,” which was conducted in the UAE. The findings were released to the media on Tuesday, ahead of the “First Middle East &…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Qatar Project Management associates dig deep and deliver for Somalia

Qatar Project Management (QPM), one of the region's premier project management companies and the first Qatari firm in the field, is proud to report the generous response of its associates to the recent fundraising campaign in aid of Somalia organized by the company.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Dubai Municipality announces Clean Up the World campaign 2011

The Waste Management Department of Dubai Municipality has yesterday announced the launch of Clean Up the World campaign 2011, which will be organized starting from 23 to 28 October under the slogan "Our Place. Our Planet.Our Responsibility". The country's largest voluntary clean up drive is in its…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Reading 
for fun

Ask teachers about the most difficult part of their job and you would hear them complain about the challenge of making children read these days.



The development of edutainment and technological tools for learning has made the teachers’s job a little more difficult as students spend far more time on mobile devices than with…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

الملا : قطر تسعى لتعزيز دور المسؤولية الاجتماعية



شاركت دولة قطر في فعاليات الملتقى العربي الثالث للمسؤولية الاجتماعية لمؤسسات القطاع الخاص في الوطن العربي الذي نظمته المنظمة العربية للتنمية الإدارية أمس برعاية الجامعة العربية تحت عنوان " دور المسؤولية الاجتماعية في التنمية " ويختتم أعماله اليوم.

وأكد الوفد القطري المشارك…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 19, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Making Middle East emissions profitable

Source: Booz & Company , Author: Dr. Walid Fayad and Tarek El Sayed

By profiting from returns on investments in energy efficiency, NOCs and companies in other carbon-intensive industries (such as chemicals and utilities) can also improve their image, access carbon finance, and contribute to the long-term competitiveness of fossil fuel resources and hydrocarbon-based products and services.

These companies can collaborate with other energy…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Reach Out To Asia and Vodafone sponsored youth clubs heading for success

Scores of youth across Qatar have been benefitting from the Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Youth Service Clubs, funded by a generous donation from Vodafone Qatar. The Clubs have been very active this year with milestone projects implemented by the groups, and participation in events such as the EMPOWER 2011…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Pharmacy 1 signs an agreement with Injaz to participate in the volunteering programs

Pharmacy 1, represented by Dr. Amjad Aryan, Chief Executive Officer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Injaz, represented by Dima Bibi, Chief Executive Officer, to support Injaz in its mission to inspire and prepare young Jordanians to become productive members of the society and succeed in a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Sharjah stages sustainability show

Global best practice and innovation in sustainability come under the microscope this week as the three-day Green Middle East exhibition and conference opens on Monday 17 October at Expo Centre Sharjah.

Held in association with Bee'ah, one of the region's leading and most progressive…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

LuLu wins productive families award

LULU Hypermarket has won the prestigious Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award for its role in promoting and marketing goods produced by productive families.

HRH Princess Sabeeka, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and president of the Supreme Council for Women, presented the award to LuLu Hypermarket regional director Juzer Rupawala at a ceremony at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

"As part of our corporate social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

CSR label awarded to four Dubai companies

Four major Dubai-based companies have been awarded the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry CSR Label for their efforts to become leading businesses in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Commercial Bank of Dubai, Standard Chartered, 3W Networks and FedEx were presented with the Dubai Chamber CSR Label during a special ceremony held at the organisation's head…

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Doha Bank wins top award again

Doha Bank has won the ‘Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability’ for the second year in a row.

Doha Bank Group CEO R Seetharaman who delivered the key note speech on ‘Corporate Governance and Sustainability Challenges’, received the award from Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury in Britain, at Global Convention 2011 which incorporated the 11th International… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Children at play bring social change

The Right to Play Thailand Foundation and the Justice Ministry's Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection have formed a partnership to provide sport and play-based learning activities in youth training centres in Samut Prakan, Ratchaburi and Trang provinces.

Right to Play is a leading international humanitarian and development organisation using the transformative power of sports and play to build essential skills in children and bring social change to communities affected by…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 17, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Tanzifco celebrates Global Hand Washing Day with Mafraq Hospital

With the upcoming Global Hand Washing Day (GHWD) on 15th October, Tanzifco Emirates L.L.C. conducted a Refresher Hand Hygiene Course for all its supervisors and cleaners providing the cleaning services at the prestigious Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

A simple slogan -"Make Bubbles Not Germs"… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on October 14, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

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