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du tops S&P/Hawkamah Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Index 2011 as MENA’s most compliant company

du has been ranked first in the S&P/Hawkamah Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Index 2011. The ranking comes as a result of the telecommunications company’s sustained efforts to enhancing corporate governance standards within the company and community, which have boosted du's position up from last year’s 5th ranking to achieve the first position in 2011 as a leader and implementer of best practice.

Added by Luma Jasim Bourisly on December 23, 2011 at 6:57am — No Comments

du receives CSR Label from Dubai Chamber in recognition of CSR efforts

du was presented with the CSR Label from Dubai Chamber during a recent ceremony held at Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai. The prestigious acknowledgement was bestowed upon the company as recognition for its extensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts and the levels of commitment demonstrated to continuing best CSR practices.


This latest recognition comes…


Added by Luma Jasim Bourisly on December 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

What Does COP17 Mean for Business?

As COP17 draws to a close International sustainability recruitment Consultants, Allen & York takes a look at how the uncertainty of a decision can affect businesses worldwide.

The conclusion of COP17 leaves businesses with more questions than answers

The most pressing issue at COP17 was the question of what will happen after the end of the Kyoto protocol in 2012.

A document outlining the combination of…


Added by Vicky Kenrick on December 13, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

UNDP Announce Key Support for Gulf Environment Forum

The Gulf Environment & Sustainable Development Forum, Saudi Arabia’s annual environment exhibition and conference, has announced the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the third year running.

Speaking about the upcoming forum a representative from the UNDP said;

“The UNDP is once again pleased to support the Gulf Environment Forum, which is a key milestone in the events diary for continuing environmental development in the Kingdom as well as…


Added by Mark Thomas on December 8, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

My article, "Scandalous Leadership and Organization Culture: A Theme Runs Through It" has been published by Business Ethics magazine...

It’s been quite a field day for those of us engaged in the responsibility “business” or who are passionate about the paradigm shift in consciousness now underway. As some consistency in a better direction takes hold regarding the economic recovery, the trickle has become an avalanche. The disturbing revelations out of Penn State’s “Happy Valley” and Syracuse University are part of a series of sorry stories in the ongoing saga of breached trust…


Added by Art Stewart on December 7, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

IMPACT CSR Solutions Collaborating with NSSS in the Development of the Saudi National School Sport



IMPACT CSR Solutions has collaborated with the Global Advisory Committee (GCA) in the development of the National School Sports Strategy (NSSS); an initiative commissioned by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia.


We pride ourselves in pioneering and executing the only fully integrated CSR solutions solely committed to the integrity of recreation within the…


Added by IMPACT CSR Solutions on December 6, 2011 at 4:47am — No Comments

تبدأ في تنفيذ برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية لنادي السد الرياضي IMPACT

الدوحة :


تبدأ IMPACT  لحلول المسئولية الاجتماعية   هذا الأسبوع  في المرحلة الثانية  من مشروعها مع  نادي السد الرياضي لكرة القدم  فيما يختص ببرنامجه للمسئولية الاجتماعية ، ليكون بذلك السد النادي الأول بين أندية كرة القدم المحترفة في منطقة الخليج العربي الذي يقوم بهذا النوع من البرامج  .…


Added by IMPACT CSR Solutions on December 6, 2011 at 4:46am — No Comments

IMPACT CSR Solutions starts 2nd phase of the social responsibility program for AlSadd Sports Club


IMPACT CSR Solutions starts this week implementing the second phase of its CSR program for AlSadd Sports Club, marking the first corporate social responsibility program execution by professional football clubs in the Arabian Gulf region.

The first phase of the agreement which included building five years strategy and plan for seasonal CSR programs and events was signed in…


Added by IMPACT CSR Solutions on December 6, 2011 at 4:42am — No Comments

AlSadd Sports Club and IMPACT CSR Solutions sign the second phase agreement of the social responsibility contract

Implementation Agreement signed for the second phase of AlSadd’s CSR project "180 Degree Change"



The second phase agreement of AlSadd CSR contract was signed between AlSadd Sports Club & IMPACT CSR Solutions, on Sunday 27th November 2011, marking the first CSR contract among professional football clubs in the Arabian Gulf region.



Added by IMPACT CSR Solutions on November 28, 2011 at 11:14am — 1 Comment


Following their participation in the recent Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 10km run, management and staff from the Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha visited the Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs to present a cheque for the donation raised.

“Holiday Inn Loves You” Campaign was launched in 2008 with a remit to go…


Added by kezia on November 26, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Canon ME Tree Planting with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)

On 11 November 2011, Canon ME had participated with EEG's tree planting activity with the theme called One Root, One Community Tree held at Sharjah Dessert Park.


After collecting 2, 191kgs of  waste paper, Canon ME have been qualified to participate in the tree planting event, and planted two trees which named under Canon Middle East name.




Added by Jorge Luis Obrador on November 12, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Canon ME honoured at Arabia CSR Awards 2011

 Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, has won third place in the Medium-Sized Enterprises Category of the recently concluded Arabia CSR Awards 2011 in Dubai. 

The company has been recognised for its holistic view on sustainability as well as its thorough understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies, processes and…


Added by Jorge Luis Obrador on November 8, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Green Programme for Schools: A joint CSR initiative to raise eco consciousness among the youth

The Green Programme for Schools (GPS) is the environmental initiative of Msheireb Properties in association with Qatar Today magazine. This unique programme aims to Reach, Inspire and Reward students and schools in Qatar by meaningfully engaging and inculcating in them the importance of building a green equity. Since its launch on June 5, 2011, the GPS has been…


Added by Chaturka Karandana on November 1, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Great CSR - Is it CSR at all?

I read these messages on this great forum, I get the weekly updates, read the news and wonder, if this is the right forum to present these initiatives. Blood donations and breast cancer are important things, donating scholarships just the same, but are they CSR? The answer is very clear, they are not CSR - they are charity, donations, philantrophy, good initiatives, but definitly not CSR. I know that in the Middle East that is what is understood mostly under the term CSR. But maybe it is time… Continue

Added by Martin Neureiter on October 27, 2011 at 12:07pm — 4 Comments

"Raising the Credibility Quotient of Responsible Leadership"

It’s a maxim you’ve likely heard repeated enough through the years that it became a mantra if you followed it – or a cliché if you failed to heed the wisdom of its simplicity: Walk your talk and the rest will follow.

Right now, business leaders are struggling to maintain grounding in an era of unprecedented upheaval of status quo assumptions and a dismantling of the historic "establishment" prerogatives.

If you look more closely at any number of marquee businesses that…


Added by Art Stewart on October 26, 2011 at 11:56pm — No Comments

New Middle East and Africa figures reveal Porsche’s best month ever

Dubai. Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has just released its best month ever (August) delivery figures in the subsidiary’s 12-year history.


With a total of 924 new vehicles delivered – an increase of 43 per cent over the same month in 2010 – the August figures represent a number of personal best performances from around the…


Added by Saif Atout on September 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wesam Rizq: the CSR Ambassador for AlSadd Football Club


AlSadd expanding its responsibility on and off the field

AlSadd football club is no stranger to CSR with its related activities dating back to the 1990s. Today the club continues to drive the development of CSR based on a fully integrated strategy that committing to execute various CSR projects.As an integrated, systematic and long term platform to manage its social responsibility programs in the country, AlSadd has unveiled their CSR ambassador, the football…


Added by IMPACT CSR Solutions on September 20, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

CSR Sponsorship Proposal in UAE - The Magic Lantern - children film club

The Magic Lantern

www.magiclantern.ae is a CSR project in the United Arab Emirates, under the patronage of UNESCO (Swiss commission), and actually we are looking for sponsorship of the club in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, starting in November 2011.

There are more than…


Added by Kurt Blum on September 19, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Call to participate in Harvard research ‘Gulf Encyclopedia of Urbanism’

KEO International Consultants is honored to assist a team of distinguished professors from Harvard University on a nonprofit research project called the ‘Gulf Encyclopedia of Urbanism’ for Msheireb, a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation. Following is an excerpt from the Gulf Times (18th May 2011, Doha), announcing the launch of the…

Added by Frank Ciampa on September 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

TactiX Strategic Consulting reaffirms its commitment to the UN Global Compact Initiative & submits the Communication on Progress report for the year 2011.

Amman September 2011



For the 4th consecutive year and since joining the international UN Global compact initiative in 2007, TactiX Strategic consulting reaffirms its continuous support and has recently submitted the second communication on progress report with the focus on the Human Rights principal.


TactiX was among the first from Jordan, representing small and medium sized…


Added by Saif Atout on September 13, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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