May – Jun 2018
Welcome to the Third issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in the year 2018. This issue features selected Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) News, a Thought Leader’s Message, a Story from UAE Business Community, Global News on CSR at ZAIN Bahrain, a feature of Sheikh Zayed Quote, and a theme of Green Buldings.
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Mar – Apr 2018
Welcome to the Second issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in the year 2018. This issue features selected Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) News, a Thought Leader’s Message, a Story from UAE Business Community, Global News on CSR at Philips, a feature of Sheikh Zayed Quote, and a theme of Millennial and Corporate Volunteering.
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Jan – Feb 2018
Welcome to the First issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2018. The issue features selected CRB News, Thought Leader’s Message, Biodiesel and a Story from UAE Business Community, Global News, Sheikh Zayed Quote feature, and a Sustainability theme.
Nov – Dec 2017
Welcome to the sixth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2017. The issue features selected CRB News, Thought Leader’s Message, Case Study from UAE Business Community, Global News, and a Sustainability theme.
Sep – Oct 2017
Welcome to the fifth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2017. The issue features selected CRB News, Thought Leader’s Message, Case Studies from UAE Business Community, Global News, and a Sustainability theme.
Jul – Aug 2017
Welcome to the fourth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2017. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
May – Jun 2017
Welcome to the third issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2017. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Mar – Apr 2017
Welcome to the second issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2017. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Jan – Feb 2017
Welcome to the first issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2017. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Nov – Dec 2016
Welcome to the sixth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2016. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Sep – Oct 2016
Welcome to the fifth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2016. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Jul – Aug 2016
Welcome to the fourth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2016. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
May – Jun 2016
Welcome to the third issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2016. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Mar – Apr 2016
Welcome to the second issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2016. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Jan – Feb 2016
Welcome to the first issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2016. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Nov – Dec 2015
Welcome to the sixth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2015. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Sep – Oct 2015
Welcome to the fifth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2015. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Jul – Aug 2015
Welcome to the fourth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2015. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
May – Jun 2015
Welcome to the third issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2015. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Mar – Apr 2015
Welcome to the second issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2015. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Jan – Feb 2015
Welcome to the first issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) in year 2015. The issue features selected local / international news / articles on CSR / Sustainability themes.
Oct – Nov 2014
This is the fourth issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) for 2014. The goal of CSR Al Youm (e-version) is to capture the selected local / international news on CSR / sustainability topics.
Aug – Sep 2014
This is the third issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) for 2014. The goal of CSR Al Youm (e-version) is to capture the selected local / international news on CSR / sustainability topics.
Jun – Jul 2014
This is the second issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) for 2014. The goal of CSR Al Youm (e-version) is to capture the selected local / international news on CSR / sustainability topics.
Apr – May 2014
Welcome to the first issue of CSR Al Youm (e-version) replacing our CSR Al Youm Newsletter. The goal of CSR Al Youm (e-version) is to capture the selected local / international news on CSR / sustainability topics.
Issue 4 - 2013
This fourth issue of 2013 shares news from the Sustainability Network with articles on two recent Expert Sessions the Network has hosted, firstly on Climate Change and Carbon Reporting and secondly on Sustainability Reporting and the new GRI 4 Guidelines. In this issue we also interviewed the CEO and Managing Director of Intercoil, Hassan Abbas Ali Al-Hazeem about how the company has evolved since it was established in 1974 and their approach to CSR. We also review Engage Dubai activities in the last quarter including the second Engage Dubai Fair on the occasion of International Volunteer Day (IVD) on December 5, Hilton’s Global Week of Service and a recent volunteering activity with a new Community Partner 'Room to Read'.
Published On 15-January-2014 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 3 - 2013
This third issue of 2013 shares news from the Sustainability Network members with articles on Chalhoub Group’s Gift of Giving Campaign; Tristar and Majid Al Futtaim Properties talking about the challenges and benefits of Sustainability Reporting; the 31 case studies online including two new ones from Desert Group and UAE Exchange; the 3 new Community Partners that have joined Engage Dubai to further support employee volunteering; and National Bank of Abu Dhabi communicate their healthy eating approach for their Learning Academy. We also share an interview with Simon Webb, Managing Director at AF Carillion to understand the company’s approach to CSR and his outlook on the future. Lastly we reveal the new Sustainability Network Leadership Team which will support the strategic direction of the Network and help raise CSR awareness and integration amongst the business community.
Published On 30-September-2013 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 2 - 2013
This second issue of 2013 shares news from the Sustainability Network members with articles on how Blackberry is supporting STEM subjects; DLA Piper is supporting young people to enter the law profession; Consolidated Contractors Company was recognised at the MEED Quality Awards and how HSBC is working with the Government of Fujierah, EWS-WWF and Earthwatch to develop an environmental research and learning centre. We also share an interview with Wasim Jayed, HR Director Middle East and Africa for TNT Express to understand the company’s approach to CSR and his outlook on the future. Lastly we reveal the results from the Give & Gain Day survey and what corporate volunteers really thought about employee volunteering.
Published On 17-June-2013 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 1 - 2013
This first issue of 2013 introduces the new Sustainability Network CEO Interview Series featuring an interview with Osman Sultan CEO of du. We also share stories of Sustainability Network members: Siemens winning the Zayed Future Energy Prize; an interview with Jonathon Morris, CEO of Standard Chartered UAE, on the company’s new LEED building in Downtown Dubai; and Ski Dubai working with a company called D Grade on an Eco Fashion Line.
Published On 31-March-2013 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 4 - 2012
This issue will highlight the concept of Stakeholder Engagement Management. We explore the new forms of communication in the corporate community emerging in the last decade which is primarily focused on dialogue with civil society, clients, and suppliers, with examples of some companies that successfully engage stakeholders on their CSR journey.
Published On 30-December-2012 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 3 - 2012
This issue will highlight the concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV), and we will explore how a company should move past generic CSR principles and learn how societal influences are becoming the new frontier of competitive advantage.
Published On 08-October-2012 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 2 - 2012
This issue of CSR Al Youm is dedicated to the world Environmnet Day which was celebrated in June 5 under the theme “Green Economy”. We first look at the concept of Green Economy, we explore the definitions of Green Economy and the process for transitioning to it, and then we highlight the path of good environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Published On 1-July-2012 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 1 - 2012
In this issue, read a special report on Materiality in CSR. An understanding and application of the concept of materiality helps businesses manage, and be seen to be managing, their significant impacts and issues better. Featuring in this issue additionally is an article on Sustainability Risk Management in which readers will learn more about using sustainability as a platform for risk management. Also featured is an article on the Habits of High Efficient Companies.
Published On 25-April-2012 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 4 - 2011
Read a special report on on the importance of Corporate Governance for SMEs, and how potentially they achieve tangible benefits from implementing strong governance systems. Also Featuring in this issue is an article celebrating CRB’s 7th anniversary.
Published On 10-January-2012 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 3 - 2011
Read a special report on SMEs and their fundamental role in society, and how potentially they can manage their impact on both environment and community. Also Featuring in this issue is an article on the use of social media in the promotion of organizational CSR.
Published On 26-October-2011 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 2 - 2011
This issue is thematically dedicated to Leadership, as one of the most important driving forces underlying the dialogue on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our intention is to show that CSR leadership results from the interaction between an organization's social, environmental and economic context and the characteristics of individual leaders.
Published On 20-June-2011 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 1 - 2011
The first edition of CSR Al Youm for 2011 covers a variety of topics including the exciting events and programs to be offered in 2011 by the Dubai Chamber Centre for Responsible Business. We explore the evolving roles of sustainability professionals and the skills that will be valued by employers in the near future. We look at the notion of trust and what it means for companies who are trying to recover responsibly and also the upcoming annual Dubai Dialogue conference.
Published On 30-March-2011 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 6 - 2010
The last edition of CSR Al Youm of 2010 examines the trials and tribulations that have contributed to a very dynamic year in sustainability in the UAE and globally. We highlight the opportunities available for all companies to conduct responsible business and give back to the community through innovative measures. We also look back at the programs, events and publications of the Centre for Responsible Business that have affected the way CSR is viewed in the region. A big thank-you to all of our readers and we look forward to your support next year.
Published On 9-December-2010 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 5 - 2010
In this issue, we look at the concept of a Healthy Workplace. How healthy are your employees and what are the benefits of investing in employee health? We also explore the tenets of good governance and ethics in the workplace by providing simple step by step ways to enhance policies and procedures in your organization. Join us for our upcoming conference on October 10 on 'Good Governance: Key to Sustainability'. This event is free and open to all.
Published On 13-September-2010 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 4 - 2010
The fourth edition of the CSR Al Youm looks at the environmental aspect of sustainability. We explore what green technologies mean for businesses and how it can lead to cost efficiencies and opportunities. The issue of water scarcity in the Middle East, particularly in the UAE is also examined as well as how businesses can contribute to water conservation. The outcomes of the Dubai Dialogue: Sustainability Matters 2010, Dubai's largest sustainability conference this year is also highlighted.
Published On 20-June-2010 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 3 - 2010
The CSR Al Youm provides up to date information on the state of Corporate Social Responsibility in Dubai and looks at sector specific trends, new initiatives and provides tools to help integrate CSR into your organisation. CSR is increasingly recognized as an imperative for business success and we give a regional focus to a global topic. The third edition of the CSR Al Youm for 2010 (in Arabic and English) explores the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Marketplace. This involves a look at ethical marketing, fair-trade, how to implement responsible payment practices and the benefits of a sustainable supply chain. Our upcoming annual conference, Dubai Dialogue: Sustainability Matters 2010 is also highlighted.
Published On 10-May-2010 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 2 - 2010
The CSR Al Youm provides up to date information on the state of Corporate Social Responsibility in Dubai and looks at sector specific trends, new initiatives and provides tools to help integrate CSR into your organisation. CSR is increasingly recognized as an imperative for business success and we give a regional focus to a global topic. The second edition of the CSR Al Youm for 2010 looks at the merits of Corporate Community Involvement both globally and locally. We explore the historical context in which corporate community involvement originated from and track the evolution of the concept including the introduction of employee volunteerism. We look at the cost of community health for businesses and how to benchmark your employee volunteering program using the drivers for effectiveness for employee volunteering and giving programs.
Published On 15-March-2010 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Issue 1 - 2010
The CSR Al Youm provides up to date information on the state of Corporate Social Responsibility in Dubai and looks at sector specific trends, new initiatives and provides tools to help integrate CSR into your organisation. CSR is increasingly recognized as an imperative for business success and we give a regional focus to a global topic. The first edition of the new look CSR Al Youm looks at issues that could affect the way we do responsible business in 2010 such as: Ethical Hacking, the update to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the outcomes for the Dubai business community from the Copenhagen Summit. We also look at the research findings of 2009 in areas of corporate community involvement, green purchasing and sustainable consumption.
Published On 25-January-2010 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
The Year in Review
The Year in Review Edition of the CSR Al Youm brings 2009 to a close by looking at events that defined the progress of sustainability in the UAE. We look at accomplishments and products that have changed our landscape such as the launch of the Metro and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) locating their head quarters in Abu Dhabi, the Greenomics conference, oxo-biodegradable plastics becoming available in the UAE, and the first ever Dubai Responsible Business Dialogue being held this year.
Published On 16-November-2009 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Youth & Sustainability
This issue focuses on young employees and their needs and challenges in the Middle East labour market including recruitment & retention. We also look at the characteristics of Generation Y, the up and coming group of business leaders who are already revolutionising work life balance, employer accountability and sustainability issues.
Published On 15-September-2009 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
What is Sustainable Consumption?
This issue discusses the important role businesses play in encouraging Sustainable Consumption such as creating industry guidelines, modifying product design and responsible advertising. It also highlights how individuals can make simple choices to improve their consumption patterns in Dubai and the evolution of leading brands by including social and environmental aspects to drive brand value.
Published On 7-July-2009 Author: Centre for Responsible Business
Sustainability & Human Resources
This issue covers Human Resources Management and its link to sustainability through exploring the recent spotlight on labour and human rights issues for workers in Dubai, responsible workforce management in organisations and highlighting best practices in the UAE.
Published On 25-May-2009 Author: Centre for Responsible Business