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A nuclear reactor above our heads: embracing solar energy is key to working sustainably - news

By Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World — The sun produces enough light every hour to match worldwide energy needs for a year. Our bodies are solar factories...

Premier Inn makes a splash with water recycling system - news

One of Premier Inn’s newest hotels, the Premier Inn at Abu Dhabi International Airport, is the first to feature an innovative greywater recycling system which is already saving 60 litres...

Sabic achieves significant emissions reductions - news

A reduction of 7% in water and energy use is recorded in the 2014 sustainability report of the Riyadh-based Sabic group, the world’s second largest diversified chemicals company and the...

Pearson partners to support education for Syrian refugees - news

The world’s biggest education company Pearson is partnering with Save The Children to tackle the educational needs of Syrian refugees. Millions of Syrian children have been deprived of...

Goldman Sachs hit by lawsuit - news

A Libyan company is claiming $1bn (£620m, €783m) from the Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs for taking it “for a complete ride” by directing its money into...

Qatar World Cup in slave labour spotlight - news

More than 100 migrant workers building the al-Wakrah stadium, one of Qatar’s 2022 football World Cup venues, have been receiving only 45p an hour or £4.90 ($8.20, €6.20) a day....

Companies in Middle East can no longer turn blind eye on human rights - news

Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released in Arabic, English and...

Carr to drive sustainability at WSP - news

The environmental consultancy WSP has appointed Robert Carr as its new director for sustainability and energy, in its Middle East, India and Africa operations. Carr – who joins from Buro...

Israel names most polluting companies - news

The Israeli government has taken the unusual step of ranking the most polluting companies operating within its borders. The Tel Aviv-100 index, which rates businesses based on the extent to...

Etisalat sets up Ayaadi Fund - news

A Dubai-based CSR fund has been launched by a telecommunications company. Etisalat has set up the Ayaadi Fund to “support the United Arab Emirates community” by funding social...

Investors urge oil firms: abandon Assad regime - news

Institutional investors have urged oil companies operating in Syria to withdraw or condemn the brutal repression by the country’s Bashar al-Assad dictatorship. Members of Conflict...

Swedish funds target Motorola over West Bank - news

Sweden’s four largest pension funds have urged Motorola to withdraw from Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory on the West Bank. The ethical council that co-ordinates the SRI work of...

inbrief - news

The Global Compact has been introduced in Iran at the country’s first international CSR Congress. Participants agreed to build the capacity of business and civil society to advance...

Bank educates Jordanian girls - news

Standard Chartered bank is to give financial education to 6900 teenage girls in Jordan through its global community investment programme, ‘Goal’. The programme will target...

Egypt move helps Google - news

Recent actions by Google to support free speech in Egypt have led the SRI research firm Vigeo to upgrade the company’s score on human rights issues. Vigeo decided on the move in the...

Qatar unveils CSR index plans - news

Qatar is to establish a corporate social responsibility index for companies on its stock exchange. The Gulf emirate’s proposed index will require its listed companies, which together...

inbrief - news

A volunteering project that will allow students to visit companies and learn about their corporate responsibility activities is under way in Dubai. The project, started by Dubai University,...

inbrief - news

A bank in Oman has set up a CSR project focused on helping Omani women to improve their economic situation. BankMuscat says the programme, announced last month, will encourage the creation of...

Arab countries reveal plenty of CSR potential - news

The Arab world stands ahead of Eastern Europe and Central Asia when it comes to corporate responsibility, according to the first responsible  competitiveness ranking of the region....

inbrief - news

A programme has been established to develop responsible business leadership and dialogue in the Arab world. The Middle East Leadership Initiative has been set up by the US-based non-profit Aspen...

Saudi firms ‘on right track’ - news

The responsible business performance of most Saudi Arabian companies is ‘intermediate to good’, according to the country’s first comprehensive CSR assessment. In the debut...

Dubai favours ‘minimalist’ line - news

Businesses in the United Arab Emirates take a generally limited view of what CSR involves, says new research. A survey of Dubai companies found three-quarters saw CSR as a way of keeping a...

Jeans maker’s health project aims for return on investment - news

Levi Strauss has established a programme in Egypt to improve health education among women in the country’s fast-growing garment industry. The clothing company has joined forces with...

inbrief - news

One of the Middle East’s biggest oil producers, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), has announced a three-year corporate responsibility programme. Over the three year period, KNPC...

Unilever denies ethical basis for Israel sale - news

Unilever is selling its stake in a factory in an illegal Israeli settlement on the West Bank – but has denied the decision results from ethical considerations.   The...

Body Shop raises Aids awareness - news

Body Shop has collaborated with the Brunei Darussalam Aids Council at a shopping mall in Gadong to raise awareness of the disease. People were encouraged to wear anything red to show their...

inbrief - news

ABB engineering group, which works extensively in the Gulf region, has been chosen as the best large company in the first Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. The two runners-up were...

Gulf Air draws up three-pronged CSR strategy - news

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced a corporate social responsibility plan with three main themes: climate change and clean air, waste management, and community service....

inbrief - news

Gillian Foster has been appointed manager of the Centre for Responsible Business of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Before moving to Dubai, Foster was the sustainable development...

Arab world gets CSR body - news

Queen Rania of Jordan has formed an Arab Sustainability Leadership Group to promote corporate responsibility across the Middle East. She has already chaired the first meeting of the body, which...

Saudi Arabia decides to praise virtues of CSR - news

The government of Saudi Arabia has begun a project to promote corporate responsibility. The three-year Saudi Arabian Responsible Competitiveness Initiative is led by the Saudi Arabian...

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