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June 2012 Blog Posts (55)

PDO supports craft skills training for 100 women

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) underlined its role as a national champion of socio-economic development at a joint signing ceremony for two work training schemes for 100 women living in the south of its concession area. The event in Salalah – held under the auspices of Shaikh Abdullah bin Saif al Mahrooqi, Deputy Governor of Dhofar – formally marked the Company’s commitment to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 27, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Special Report: Oil and Gas Sector in Kuwait

The northern Gulf state's estimated proven oil reserve stands at 104 billion barrels. With this amount, OPEC member state Kuwait harbors some 8% of world's oil reserves, which ranks it 4th among oil producing countries, a notch above the United Arab Emirates which has 7% of the global reserves.

"Our long-term goal is really to be secure supplier of oil," said Farouk Hussein…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 27, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

ثقافة المسؤولية الاجتماعية بمفهومها الشامل ظلت غائبة عن واقعنا كثيراً

   أكد الدكتور غسان بن عبدالرحمن الشبل الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة الالكترونيات المتقدمة أن ثقافة المسؤولية الاجتماعية بمفهومها العميق كانت غائبة عن واقعنا إلى حد كبير، ورأى أن اهتمام الإعلام بالمسؤولية الاجتماعية ودوره في تكريس مفهومها ما زال دون الطموح، مشيرا إلى أن مبدأ العقوبة لإلزام شركات القطاع الخاص بتطبيق برنامج السعودة لا يأتي بذات المردود الذي يمكن أن يحققه مبدأ التحفيز .

وقال د. الشبل: الواقع يعطي ثقة بأن نقل التقنية وتوطينها يعزز القدرات…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Gulf News joins hands with advertising fraternity

Gulf News joins hands with the advertising fraternity in the Gulf News CSR Agency Challenge to highlight and create awareness about some of the most pressing social issues of the day. Under a unified spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility — not as a competition — Gulf News chose 40 submissions from 200 entries by ad agencies across the UAE some of which are selected here at random.…

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Moving past Qatar’s carbon economy

Mechan­ical and indus­trial engi­neeringresearchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity have been awarded three, three-year grants totaling $785,000 from the Qatar Foun­da­tion for Edu­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Com­mu­nity Development.

According to its web­site, the non­profit orga­ni­za­tion aims to sup­port Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to a modern knowledge-based economy.

Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi and Ashkan Vaziri, a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 27, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Jordan Ahli Bank honored by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation for continuous support

Jordan Ahli Bank, represented by its Executive Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications Mrs. Rania Nasrawi, received an honorary plaque from the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in appreciation of the bank's staunch efforts to support the foundation's humanitarian activities.

Nasrawi accepted…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 27, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

أبرز إنجازات البنك الأهلي في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية منذ تأسيس وحدة خدمة المجتمع وحتى نهاية 2011م

 اهتم البنك الأهلي منذ إنشائه عام 1953م ببرامج خدمة المجتمع والمساهمة في جهود التنمية الوطنية في المجال الاجتماعي وذلك انطلاقاً من قناعة راسخة بأن نمو الأعمال وازدهارها يرتبط على نحو وثيق بمدى ازدهار المجتمعات وقدرتها على دعم الاحتياجات الأساسية لجميع المواطنين.

ولقد تطورت مساهمات البنك في هذا المجال إلى أن قررت الإدارة العليا للبنك إضفاء المزيد من التنظيم والاحترافية على تلك المساهمات، من خلال تحويل كل مساهماته الاجتماعية إلى عمل مؤسسي منظم…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 27, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Firms should be ‘concerned about fight against poverty’

HEC Paris in Qatar has hosted a ‘masterclass’ by Professor Frederic Dalsace, holder of the Social Business Enterprise and Poverty Chair at HEC Paris.

The topic was ‘Why should firms be concerned about the fight against poverty?’.

Professor Dalsace believes that firms should be concerned about the fight against poverty. “Poverty is relative, of course, where someone who could be considered poor in one country might not be considered poor in another part…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 25, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

UAE announces 'Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week' at Rio+20

To continue international dialogue on sustainable development taking place at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the United Arab Emirates has announced the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which will be held between January 13 - 17, 2013.

"Through the Abu Dhabi…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 24, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments

تنميصاد

 

 أردت اليوم عرض مفهوم التنميصاد (أي ربط التنمية بالاقتصاد) من خلال نموذج يوضح كيفية ربط الشركات نجاحاتها المالية برفاهية وتنمية مجتمعها. فكما أوضح مقال في مجلة هارفرد للأعمال (يونيو 2011)، يمكن للشركات تحقيق الأرباح، بينما تستفيد المجتمعات التي تعمل فيها من خلال الحصول على خدمات أساسية أو الحصول على وظائف مثلاً ورفع قدرتها الشرائية. مما يؤدي إلى تحقيق المزيد من…

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Added by asya alashaikh on June 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Council of Chambers Launched a Program of 5 Axes for "Companies Sustainability" and activating its Role in the Development

In an unprecedented step to entrench a culture of social responsibility of companies  and sustainability in their development…
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Added by asya alashaikh on June 23, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Emrill The First Facilities Management Company Awarded Dubai Chamber Csr Label

Emrill, the leading Facilities Management provider in the UAE, became the first FM company to be awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label in recognition of its efforts to operate a business based on sustainable and responsible corporate practices.

The Dubai Chamber CSR Label was awarded to Emrill after a strenuous audit of their internal policies, programmes and initiatives in several areas including employee satisfaction, environmental impact, community and social efforts, to name a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 22, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Recommendations of Sustainable Arabia conference highlighted at Earth Summit

 The opening preparatory session of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Rio+20 Earth Summit commenced on Wednesday.



The conference was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). 



“The implementation of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy is targeting a 30 per cent reduction in energy demand in Dubai by 2030. This strategy will change the emirate’s dependence on fossil fuels to greener sources of energy…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 22, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Dallah Academy offers free courses on social responsibilities

The Dallah Academy of Volunteerism are offering free courses on self-development, understandings of social responsibilities, the importance of volunteerism and principles of volunteerism for the public all year round.

The academy opened their doors over one year ago to offer free training and courses on volunteerism and different programs for the public and youth regardless of age and nationality.

Afnan Faisal Assiri, training and program coordinator…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 22, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

National Bank of Abu Dhabi publishes 2011 Sustainability Report

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the ‘Safest Bank in the UAE’, has released its 2011 Sustainability Report, entitled ‘Catalysing Change’. 



The report covers significant achievements in Sustainable practice and delivery across the group and progress on 31 Sustainability Commitments. Highlights include:

  • Maintaining position as one of the ‘World’s 50 Safest Banks’
  • Launching nine new Business Banking Centres to support SME development
  • Integration…
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Added by CSR Middle East on June 21, 2012 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Rorsted speaks about Henkel Sustainability Strategy

On a recent business trip to Dubai, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted met with local business leaders and gave a keynote speech on sustainability at the first Sustainability Summit in Dubai.

In his keynote speech at the Sustainability Summit in Dubai, Kasper Rorsted stressed the importance of a sustainable future and shared with the audience Henkel’s sustainability strategy, citing many successful examples from Henkel’s businesses in the region. As the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 21, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

AIESEC Oman Releases CSR Manual at Forum

The Omani chapter of the international youth-run organisation AIESEC, held its third Youth to Business Forum at Muscat College on Tuesday. The event, which brought together over 100 students and community corporate representatives, encouraged a dialogue on social responsibility and marked the launch of AIESEC's new corporate social responsibility (CSR) guide.

“With the release of the CSR manual, AIESEC comes full…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 21, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Ayaadi launches Ershad project in collaboration with Ministry of Education

Etisalat's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative- Ayaadi announced the launch of Ershad project in collaboration with the UAE's Ministry of Education. The program aims at enhancing skills of the teaching staff by providing them with tools to develop the learning process.

Ershad Program was launched in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Bin Mohammed Al Qutami, Minister of Education and His Excellency Omar Bin Huraiz, Chairman of the Board of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 20, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

NBO supports ‘Hayatikum’ on Oman TV

National Bank of Oman (NBO) has decided to support ‘Hayatikum’ the weekly recorded Television Programme on Oman TV, which focuses on various social issues. The programme highlights significant and current ‘true to life’ incidents that affect the daily lives of individuals and the Omani and Arab community at large, thereby reiterating the bank’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and community events.

Guest speakers — experts in different related fields…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 19, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

Non-profit group to focus on CSR

SOHAR Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes to develop the local community will be the focus of the Bridges Establishment, a non-profit organisation set up recently as per an agreement signed among Sohar Aluminum, Vale Oman and ORPiC.   



The first-of-its-kind organisation seeks to nurture social responsibility and achieve socio-economic development of local communities to ensure a better life for society in education, employment, environment and health,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 19, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

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