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February 2013 Blog Posts (40)

Sabic to participate in 'Clean up the Gulf' initiative to raise community awareness on environmental care

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) will participate in the "Clean up the Gulf Day" on February 27 in keeping with its strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

The "Clean up the Gulf Day" is an initiative of the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) and will…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

EEG Gala Dinner commemorates UAE environment day

In a spirit of celebration, business leaders, top government officials, diplomats and leaders of the society met under the stars in the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray to attend the sixteenth Gala Dinner of the Emirates Environmental Group.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and American University of Sharjah sign Memorandum of Collaboration

Beyond intending to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between AUS and the UPC, this partnership will focus on Estidama, the sustainability programme of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through the use of the Estidama Pearl Rating System (PRS) to enable various building projects on the campus to achieve Estidama Pearl certification. 



The Pearl Rating System, the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments

Pacific Ventures contributes to welfare of Al Noor Centre as part of Corporate Social Responsibility project

Pacific Ventures real estate is gradually climbing towards the pinnacle of entrepreneurship and commitment in the arena of real estate, with their recent projects in the Jumeirah Village Triangle and the elite Burj Khalifa district. To contribute to the welfare of Al Noor Centre as a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 27, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

300 volunteers join Volkswagen, Siemens and Rotana for 'Clean the Beach' campaign 2013

A team of 300 volunteers descended on Dubai's last remaining natural beach and protected marine reserve on Saturday (23rd February), to remove litter and algae pollution as part of the 'Clean the Beach' campaign which aims to raise environmental awareness in the Middle…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 26, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

UAE’s First Eco-Friendly Mosque Sees Progress; Takes First Step Towards Sustainability

AWQAF and the Minor Affairs Foundation and GROHE sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to fit GROHE’s sustainable fittings in the UAE’s first eco-friendly mosque.

The MoU is part of the regional…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 26, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

QDB and Shell sign agreement to promote Qatari Small and Medium Enterprises

Qatar Shell has partnered with Qatar Development Bank to open the doors for local Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to supply contracts for Shell businesses in Qatar. This new partnership will provide local companies and manufacturers access to new business opportunities as well as…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Oman Gas launches beach clean-up campaign

Oman Gas Company (OGC) recently organized a campaign to clean up the beaches of Sohar. This is one of the company's key CSR initiatives, reflecting its commitment to environmental conservation and protection of Oman's coastline from the threat of contamination.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 25, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

جدة تحتضن تخريج أول دفعة من أخصائيي المسؤولية المجتمعية وتسميتهم بـ سفراء

شهدت جدة تخريج أول دفعة من أخصائيي المسؤولية المجتمعية وذلك في ختام الملتقى التدريبي لتأهيل متخصصين في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية الذي ينظمه النبلاء الشامل للتدريب بالتعاون مع مركز جدة للمسؤولية الاجتماعية بالغرفة التجارية الصناعية بجدة برعاية الشركة السعودية للاقتصاد والتنمية…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 24, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

CSR Middle East Founder Awarded at World CSR Congress

Dr. Fatih Mehmet GUL, CSR Middle East Founder and Executive Director, was honored with the “Outstanding Contribution for CSR Practices in GCC Countries Award” at World CSR Congress and Awards 2013 held in Mumbai, India.

The World CSR Congress brings over 130 countries under one roof to unite the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 24, 2013 at 1:55am — 1 Comment

'QBC Cares' CSR program hosts second annual QBC blood donation campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation

As part of its CSR pledge towards the community, Qatar Building Company (QBC) held its second annual Blood Donation Campaign yesterday, in partnership with the Blood Donor Unit of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

"اريكسون" تؤكد دعمها لمبادرات المسئولية الإجتماعية للمساهمة فى تنمية المجتمع المصرى

أكدت  أوشيل يالسين، رئيس إريكسون لوحدة شمال شرق أفريقيا، على حرص الشركة على المشاركة فى أنشطة ومبادرات المسئولية الإجتماعية بهدف المساهمة فى دعم وتنمية الأسواق التى تعمل بها وخاصة  السوق المصري. كما أوضحت أن انشطة الاستدامة والمسئولية الإجتماعية هى محور العمل الرئيسى لاريكسون.



جاء…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 22, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities Launch $4.4 Million Partnership to Improve Job Prospects for Youth in Middle East and North Africa

The Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities today announced a $4.4 million, three-year partnership to prepare youth in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen for the labor market and job placement. The Middle East and North Africa Youth Empowerment Strategy (MENA-YES), which targets young people aged 15-29, will place special emphasis on disadvantaged youth, low- to medium-level skilled individuals,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Batelco’s Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility Recognized

Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the leading telecom in the Middle East of reference with operations across six countries, announced its results for the twelve-months ended 31 December 2012 ("the year").

The Group's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility also continued throughout 2012. More than BD1.6M was provided in support to sports, social, health and education related initiatives and charitable organisations in the Kingdom. Additionally, putting its talent and market…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 21, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

GE organizes blood donation campaign in Dammam

The GE Manufacturing Technology Center organized a three-day blood donation campaign at its premises in the 2nd Industrial City in Dammam.



A part of GE’s corporate social responsibility commitments in the Kingdom, 51 employees of the company volunteered for the initiative.



The blood donation campaign, organized in partnership with King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, complements the Kingdom’s goal of maintaining sufficient stocks of blood…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 20, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Can CSR Help Heal Social Fissures in the Middle East?

Until 2011, Bahrain was considered the Gulf region's most liberal economy. Its real gross domestic product growth reached a peak of 8% in 2008, and its capital of Manama was a regional banking and legal hub. But after the Arab Spring provoked pro-democracy protests and a tough government response, the Gulf country's economy is estimated to have lost billions, and businesses fled.

Despite ongoing patches of unrest, business has begun to start up again in Bahrain. As one finance…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

دعوة المنشآت لتبني التميز وصناعة السمعة عبر برامج المسؤولية المجتمعية



دعا ملتقى المسؤولية الاجتماعية بجدة الى بناء صورة ذهنية للمنشآت من خلال الأداء الجيد والنشاط الاتصالي الملموس والتي تقوم به إدارات العلاقات العامة والاتصال في المنشأة عبر مشروعات وبرامج المسؤولية المجتمعية. …

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 20, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

ALJCI's Executive Director gets his Doctorate degree with CSR in the community thesis

Researcher Ibrahim Mohammed Badawood, general executive director of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI), obtained his PhD degree in marketing. Badawood completed the degree requirements and discussed the PhD thesis at the beginning of this week at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport. The thesis was titled "Mutual perception of CSR programs in private sector between companies and individuals."

The discussion panel was…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 20, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

FIRST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WEEK OF DUBAI STARTING FEB 24TH- LOTS OF CSR PROJECTS TO SUPPORT AND IDEAS FOR YOU OWN INITIATIVE

In 10 days Dubai will witness the launch of the first Social Enterprise Week in this region. What is a social enterpriseand how are they changing the CSR landscape and the world? Come and find out anddo not be left behind.

SAMPLE PANEL MODERATED BY THE GROWING LEADERS FOUNDATION:…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on February 19, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Dubai Duty Free team gives blood to underline social commitment

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility efforts to assist the Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Duty Free organised its annual blood donation campaign among its employees earlier this month. 



The initiative was conducted in coordination with Dubai Blood Donation Centre of Latifa Hospital . 



The retailer said the campaign embodies its commitment and work in line with its social responsibility programme, which aims to serve the community…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 18, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

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