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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…Continue
Added by CSR Middle East on June 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Consider these trends: 92% of employees’ social connections don’t follow the brand they work for
Shares on social media by employees has an impact of 8 times than those done by companies
About 33% of employees post messages, videos and pictures on social media about their employer without any encouragement from the employer.
65% of people globally would prefer to work for an organization with a powerful social conscience
It is evident from the above that not just the…
Added by Aniisu on February 15, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
" You want us to do what?" coupled with the look of complete fear and followed by the declaration "She has to be kidding!" is typical within the first two minutes of my workshops. And it is purposeful.
Someone very wise said " If you cannot explain it to a 8 years old, then you did not understand it yourself". And personally I have taken this to heart and developed my own 2.0 version. Everything I need to learn, I personally go and develop a curriculum to teach the topic to youths. It…Continue
Added by Sallyann Della Casa on May 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It has been great pleasure to work with you for last 9 years. CSR & Sustainability is a great passion for us and we all have witnessed the growth of CSR in our region together.
Today, 2000th member joined to CSR Middle East, which makes us excited to reach another mile-stone at our platform. Our main aim is to promote the heartfelt activities & efforts and contribute to the regional CSR…Continue
Added by CSR Middle East on September 8, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by CSR Middle East on February 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
by Ahmad Lala
Global Research institute APMG-International announced last month that the UAE alone is using 225 per cent more energy than Europe.
“In fact,” said Alan Harpham, chairman of APMG-International: “The UAE’s per capita footprint of 9.5 hectares is four times more than the global per person 2.1 hectares availability.”
He added that the UAE must step up management of its ecological footprint, in response to research which revealed that the…Continue
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Added by Thirumeni Dhamodaran on November 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The Green Programme for Schools (GPS) presented awards to participating schools that showed outstanding commitment to the environmental campaign at Hafsa Independent School on November 6, 2012.
Al Shaima Girls Independent School won the GPS ‘Eco-School of the Year’; Doha Modern Indian School won the ‘Best Student Participation’ award while Ali Bin Taleb Independent School won the School for Best Innovation award.
All participating schools received recognition for…Continue
Added by Chaturka Karandana on November 7, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
Added by Simran Vedvyas on November 5, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments
في ظل الأوضاع الاقتصادية الصعبة التي يعانيها الأردنيون من شرائح مختلفة؛ خصوصا ذوي الدخل المحدود، ومع استمرار التأثيرات السلبية لظاهرتي البطالة والفقر على المجتمع، تظهر جلياً أهمية برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية لشركات القطاع الخاص التي تنفذها منفردة أو بالشراكة مع القطاع العام، خصوصاً أن هذا المفهوم نشأ أصلاً لملامسة وتغطية احتياجات المجتمعات المحلية ومشاركة الشركات لهموم الناس…Continue
Added by CSR Middle East on November 1, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
Pushing corporate social responsibility at a higher level begins locally first. The undercurrent of responsibility to one’s local community pretty much sums up the mission of a social enterprise. But when a social enterprise is built around the idea that businesses need to take responsibility for its community, business practices, and employees, then a social enterprise bolsters the definition of corporate social…Continue
Added by Mehrunisa Qayyum on October 23, 2012 at 2:25am — No Comments
There is a pressing need to create the culture of sustainability in the Kingdom
With the growing challenges facing countries around the world, a bigger and more structured role for the private sector in development is becoming more and more evident. Governments alone find themselves…Continue
Added by asya alashaikh on October 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The Corporate Sector around the world is struggling with a new role, which is to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the next generation. Businesses now have to take responsibility for the ways their operations impact society and the natural environment. The Corporate Sector must now focus its attention on achieving the 'triple bottom line'- people, planet and profit.
now trying to ensure …Continue
Added by Naseem Ahmed on October 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Our Foundation is new to the region. We were really in a bind a week or so ago when a planned fieldtrip went amock. We take students who go through our leadership program on a fieldtrip to a Socially Responsible company as part of our 'It is up to you to change the World" lesson. We desperately reached…
Here’s the truth, we are not educating our youths to be leaders if we are not equipping them with the right questions and expectations of the corporate world. After all, they are the business owners, managers, employees etc. of the future. And no teacher or school can teach this in a classroom……….that is a…Continue
Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become a raw model in Sustainability in the Middle East by implementing several governmental initiatives like the Saudi Arabia Responsible Competitiveness Index (SARCI), the Global Competitiveness Forum and others. It is known that the SARC Index, managed by the Saudi…
A review of the Fortune top 1000 companies list, reveals that among the 14 listed in the “Healthcare: Medical Facilities”, not one has issued any kind of non-financial reports. A GRI reports’ list shows that among the 1003 organizations reporting in the year 2008, only eight from…
Added by Sherif Adel Zaki Tehemar on September 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
When we initially approached Media One Hotel, a hip trendy hotel in Media City to host students for our leadership program and incorporate their staff into our lesson plan on Corporate Social Responsiblity........they were not too eager!
Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Great leaders have vision and you do not have vision if you do not have an impactful corporate social responsiblity program in your company.
We are doing our part in growing future leaders who will spearhead CSR in the future through our weekly column with Gulf News. Here's the first column: http://gulfnews.com/life-style/education/great-leaders-must-fail-forward-1.1066908
Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 18, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments