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Posted on Nov 28 by Fatima Alattar in Articles with

البنية التحتية لاستدامة المسؤولية الاجتماعية

هل بات مفهوم “المسؤولية الاجتماعية” للشركات وقطاع الأعمال واضحاً في الأذهان كما ينبغي له؟ هل تجاوزت الشركات الربحية الفكرة القاصرة التي راجت بين بعضها بأن اسهامها المجتمعي هو خصم من عائدها الربحي، على العكس من توصيف البنك الدولي وتعريفه المسؤولية الاجتماعية على انه “التزام أصحاب النشاطات التجارية بالمساهمة في التنمية المستدامة من خلال العمل مع موظفيهم وعائلاتهم والمجتمع المحلي والمجتمع ككل لتحسين مستوى معيشة الناس بأسلوب يخدم التجارة ويخدم التنمية في آن واحد”.على الرغم من التطور الذي طال مفهوم المسؤولية [...]
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A Journey to Social Impact Measurement

The G.C.C has seen a lot of volatility in the past decade.  Thanks to this, we have increasingly begun to practice fiscal restraint and responsible investing for the sake of our future.  However, when it comes to Social Investment the G.C.C is fairly new to the concept.With the recent shocks coming from the oil market prices, it has become apparent that we must think more about how we can practice smart, strategic social investing as opposed to how much we can contribute to a charity or a cause. Companies [...]
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Posted on Aug 18 by Fatima Alattar in Articles, Community Needs Assessment with

Youth and Sustainability

With a rich natural resource base and a fast adoption of the latest technologies, the economies of developing countries have shown tremendous growth in the recent years. Much so that it is still baffling that will all that has been achieved through the efforts of Governments, NGOs, and many other development partners, some challenges still remain unsolved mainly youth related ones.  Many countries are still faced with the high rates of unemployment amongst the youth and the many negative impacts associated [...]
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Impact Investing and India

At varying points in our lives we would have come across names of the top 10 Philanthropic organisations across the world, with instances of getting overwhelmed by the scale of activity being spoken about.Let me provide an alternate theory. Let us begin with taking a combined value of these top 10 organisations which works out to roughly US$ 182 Billion (off which 23% is accounted for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Let me take the liberty of including a few more variables into this – 4 Billion [...]
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Heavyweight(s) of Account-Ability

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is work in progress to a few and a wonder in progress to many.  The idea of CSR originates, with the responsibility in the extraction and consumption of capitals across intellectual resources, environmental resources and human resources to deliver the business."Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with." - Brodi Ashton When an organisation determines its exclusive CSR goals, it reflects the leadership commitment, values to achieve [...]
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East Africa / Kenya 2016 Business Sustainability Roadmap

In recent years, economies in Africa have grown more rapidly than any other time in history. Traditional investors in Sub-Saharan Africa have been joined by local and regional investors, in exploiting the rich natural resource base and market potential to boost profitability and community good. This unprecedented growth and development has shown the potential to lift millions of Africans out of poverty and enhance self-sustaining economies and livelihoods.Unfortunately, Africa’s development challenges [...]
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India: Business Sustainability Roadmap for 2016

With the New Year, arrives a sea of recommended changes and trends to watch in the coming year. The waves of which, as tall they are to read on paper, generally come with a multitude of challenges. The most pressing challenge is effective implementation. The resolution of said challenges result in the full social participation of an organization.With the launch of the CSR Laws in India, a clear distinction popped between the companies who had a game plan of how to handle it and the others were clueless [...]
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Middle East: 2016 Business Sustainability Roadmap

In 2015, we presented a Sustainability Road Map for the Middle East.  Some of the most discussed topics included the increased exposure to young people being educated on topics related to sustainability, how governance and sustainability can be integrated, the negative correlation between sustainability regulation and innovation, that confusion between sustainability frameworks and standards is normal, and solutions to struggles can often be as simple as finding a good partner. Since the release of [...]
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غرفة عجمان توقع إتفاقية تعاون لمركز عجمان للمسؤوليّة المجتمعيّة

 غرفة عجمان توقع إتفاقية تعاون لمركز عجمان للمسؤوليّة المجتمعيّةوقّعت غرفة تجارة وصناعة عجمان إتفاقية تعاون لمركز عجمان للمسؤوليّة المجتمعيّة مع شركة ميدان الإستدامة للإستشارات والدراسات، في خطوة تعكس مساعي غرفة عجمان لتفعيل دور المركز في زيادة الوعي والثقافة بدور المسؤولية المجتمعية لدى المجتمع بما يحفز دور مجتمع الاعمال للقطاع الحكومي والخاص بإستدامة تلك الممارسات. وقع من جانب غرفة عجمان سعادة ناصر الظفري ـ الرئيس التنفيذي لمركز عجمان للمسؤولية المجتمعية، ومن جانب شركة سستينبل سكوير للاستشارات و [...]
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Monaem Ben Lellahom’s Speech at the Global Sustainability Conference 2015

Our Founding Partner Monaem Ben Lellahom - delivered a session at the Global Sustainability Conference 2015 which took place in Mumbai India. Monaem's session focused on proposing a Global Sustainability Road map that  tackles the most urgent practices useful to support change in the corporate sector.To do so, I’m using the Balanced Scorecard Model; as put forth by Drs. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton in early 1990, which is a strategic planning and management system that is used extensively in [...]
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