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Emirates Foundation and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank announce Partnership in support of Financial Literacy in the UAE

Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ADIB, have partnered in support of financial literacy through Emirates Foundation’s programme, ‘Esref Sah’, which aims to educate youth on ways to manage their current and future financial and asset base.

The signing ceremony, was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 17, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lebara KSA starts its social support

Lebara KSA recently announced a donation for the Disabled Children Association (DCA) in Riyadh. Lebara KSA management headed by CEO Fadi Kawar and CMO Mohammad Mohasen and the PR and Branding Director Nader Swadi met with the officials at DCA including its General Manager Awadh Al-Ghamdi. The two parties discussed different ways of supporting DCA and a potential partnership. Kawar stressed Lebara KSA’s keenness in supporting all social charities in Saudi Arabia as part of its corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 12, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Qatari firms shifting to long-term CSR plans

Qatari businesses shifting towards longer-term CSR collaborations, say experts. As the third edition of CSR Qatar 2015 prepares to get under way in Doha in less than two weeks’ time, key speakers at the country’s flagship conference for CSR and sustainability shared their views on the trends underpinning the changing CSR landscape in Qatar.



Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, CSR Qatar 2015 will take place from November 23 to 25,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 21, 2015 at 1:04am — No Comments

Oman Air’s CSR initiative wins Aviation Business Awards acclaim

Oman Air has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year award at the 9th Aviation Business Awards.



The award was presented in recognition of Oman Air’s work to make air travel easier for people with low income.



A total of 15 categories were celebrated at a glittering ceremony held at Dubai’s Park Hyatt Hotel on Sunday, October 25.



Oman Air’s recognition follows a long-term programme which led…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 21, 2015 at 1:02am — No Comments

CSR highlights sustainability as key component for programs

The third Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit is scheduled to take place at Jeddah Hilton Hotel on Dec. 1-3.

This year the focus will be on the innovative strategies companies should adopt and the huge challenges they face towards achieving sustainable social development. Approaches and ways to help make the wheel of economic and social development spin faster will be highlighted during the three-day summit.

“The event has proved to be successful over the past two…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

SABIC highlights CSR experience at World Entrepreneurs Forum

SABIC highlighted its experience in entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the Second World Entrepreneurship Forum organized by The Centennial Fund (TCF) under the theme, Innovation in social entrepreneurship, in Riyadh recently. 

Speaking at the forum on the role of organizations in supporting social entrepreneurship, Yaarob bin Abdullah Al-Thenayan, SABIC director, global CSR, said SABIC fulfils its social responsibility strategy through a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 11, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Companies Honoured for CSR and Sustainability

The Arabia CSR Awards eighth cycle concluded recently. In a glittering award ceremony, 20 public and private organisations were acknowledged for their role in creating positive societal impact.

The Arabia CSR Awards is supported by the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Environment Programme. It was held under the auspices of the League of Arab States for the second consecutive year. Among sponsors of the award are: Ma’aaden (Exclusive Strategic Sponsor), Petrochemical…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 5, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Oman business leaders to debate their social role

CSR Oman, a summit that unites the Omani business community to debate and discuss crucial corporate social responsibility (CSR) topics, will return for the second year in a row from October 27 to 29, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.



Organised by Informa Middle East, the two-day conference and one-day masterclass will champion corporate social sustainability to drive community development, youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship.



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Added by CSR Middle East on September 22, 2015 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Kuwait- EQUATE, ASCRS Host Sustainability Workshop

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, organized a sustainability workshop in cooperation with the Arab Society for Corporate Social Responsibility (ASCRS).



The workshop, entitled "Leadership Role for Corporate Social Responsibility," grouped a number of EQUATE leaders and employees representing EQUATE Sustainability Committee.



During the workshop, a number of sustainability and CSR issues…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 21, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dalal Al Dossary breaks barriers to bring sports and the community together

MAKING a difference as a woman in the male-dominated sports world in the Gulf is a challenge for Dalal Al Dossary of Saudi Arabia. She’s not a professional athlete but just a determined Sports CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) consultant focused on uniting communities through sports. StarSport’s RAJES PAUL spoke to the 33-year-old on her calling and commitment.

Q: What is your job scope?

A: I’m a certified CSR consultant specialising in the sport. I assist…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 18, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Qatargas TV commercial promotes safe driving

Qatargas has launched a special TV commercial aimed at promoting safe driving behaviour, in line with the Ministry of Interior's efforts to spread road safety awareness in the community.



The 30-second TV commercial titled "Did you get the message?" is being aired on Qatar TV through the month of Ramadan. It can also be viewed online on Qatargas' official website (www.qatargas.com.qa) and on YouTube (QatargasTVC Road Safety…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 5, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility helps Dulsco become a Superbrand

Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource and waste management solutions, has bagged the Superbrand award. Over 1,500 leading brands in the UAE vied for the Superbrands title, however, only 55 were declared Superbrands by the Brand Council. Dulsco is the only waste management company and among very few HR solution providers in the region to be awarded the Superbrand status.

Commenting on Dulsco’s entry into the Superbrands list, Mike English, Director, Superbrands ME said, “Dulsco…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The CSR Trendsetter

One of the great joys of being a journalist is our privileged interaction with passionate people from all segments of the society. By the very nature of our work, we have direct access to those who are driving change and forging new paths. Most of it is almost routine. But, once in a while, we meet people who stand out and outshine this mighty company. Dana Haiden is one of those memorable ones. Instantly likable and articulate, Haiden's candor is a rarity among executives at her level…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kahramaa’s sustainable report receives award

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation has joined the leading organisations across the world gaining Global Reporting Initiative- 4 (GRI-4) for its sustainability reporting. 

The recent achievement from the Netherlands-based Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has enabled Kahramaa to use Materiality Disclosure Service Icon.

The latest advancement is for Kahramaa’s 

Sustainable Report 2014.

Kahramaa’s…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

McDonald’s UAE Wins Waste Management Award

Corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental friendly concepts have now become as essential as profits to companies. Recently, the fast food chain was the first runner up at the Toner Collection Campaign 2014. The environmental award for Waste Management was awarded to McDonalds UAE at the Annual Awarding Ceremony hosted by Emirates Environment Group. “We are very proud that McDonald’s UAE has received this prestigious environmental award. The prize is an…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation publishes Sustainability Report 2014

SABIC launched its fourth Sustainability Report, “Foundation for the Future” on April 30, 2015.



The title reflects SABIC’s commitment to growing its business responsibly and sustainably, ensuring future generations have the ability to realize their potential and improve their quality of life.



This report builds on the great progress SABIC has made so far and is another step on the path to a sustainable and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 20, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Unilever sets up environmental prize

Under the supervision of the Saudi Environmental Agency, the Unilever Scientific Award in the field of environment was announced on Tuesday.



The announcement was made at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industy (JCCI) in the presence of Adnan Mandourah, secretary-general of the chamber; Khalid Ezziddeen Fayed, managing director and general manager, Binzagr Unilever; and officials of the Saudi Environmental Agency.



The award is to be…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 14, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Corporates to focus on social responsibility in Oman

Omani approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) will be the focus of a CSR conference to be held in Muscat on April 29.



Speakers at the conference will deliberate on the CSR practices of companies in the Sultanate and the mechanisms that can contribute to its development, as well as the government's role in encouraging companies to integrate CSR with the inherent ethos of the workplace.



The conference is being organised by the Arabian…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Arabia CSR Network Helps Meet UAE Vision 2021 Objectives

The Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN) is continuing with its programme of trainings designed to help businesses in the region reach sustainability and meet the objectives outlined in UAE Vision 2021, which aims to balance development with care for the environment. The programs, which take place on April 28-30 and May 19-21, will teach participants how to create sustainability reports using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) recently launched G4 framework.

“The ability to create accurate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SABIC honored for sponsoring CSR Forum in Madinah

On behalf of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, Abdul Mohsen Al-Muneef, deputy governor, honored SABIC for its strategic sponsorship of the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum in Madinah. Yaarob Al-Thenayan, director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, received the honorary plaque on behalf of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). 

Organized by the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on March 17 and 18, the forum aimed at promoting key concepts of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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