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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 series of innovative programs. Ever since its inception, SABIC has been playing a vital role in the development of communities in the Kingdom as well as in countries where it operates.
“We contribute actively to community welfare through the key pillars of our CSR strategy — education, innovation, health care, environment protection, water and sustainable agriculture,” he said.
Al-Thenayan also highlighted the many initiatives, projects and programs, which have been sponsored and supported by SABIC, with an investment of more than SR2.7 billion. The TCF honored Al-Thenayan for his active participation in the forum. The annual World Entrepreneurship Forum is an initiative that was first launched by TCF in 2011 as an extension of Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Global Entrepreneurship Award.
The forum brings together international leaders in the field of business and entrepreneurship to exchange best practices and share insights on the latest trends and innovations within the global business community.
This year, the forum included a workshop on how to start a social project.