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ARABIA CSR FORUM AND AWARDS 2013

Our Co-Founder Monaem Ben Lellahom awarded by Mrs. Habiba Al Marachi CEO of the Arabia CSR Network for successfully anchoring the Arabia CSR Forum and Awards 2013. Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, Chairman, Dubai Airports. Venue: [...]

October 24th, 2013|Categories: Company News, Insights|

CSR AND CONSUMERS GROWING PREFERENCES FOR “ETHICAL CONSUMERISM”

Research on ethical consumerism, or socially conscious consumption, go back at least 38 years (e.g. Webster 1975), but it is a topic today of a growing interest in customer researches and marketing practices. Ethical consumerism means that consumers are increasingly showing interest to know from where their goods are sourced and if they are [...]

October 20th, 2013|Categories: Insights|

SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM

I have recently attended a course about Sustainability of Food Systems coordinated by Dr. Jason Hill from University of Minnesota - USA. Analyzing data from FAOSTAT and evidences describing the global food challenges made everybody realize how much we take food for granted and how fragile our global food system could be. With the population expected to [...]

August 20th, 2013|Categories: Insights|

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN TO DRIVE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: MIDDLE EAST CONTEXT

INTRODUCTION In recent years, the sustainability industry has evolved to include almost all areas of business processes. Due to the dramatic strides sustainability has made and its holistic nature, it is understandable that the two most apparent areas, the environment and society, would receive much of our attention.  There has been a lack of concern [...]

May 1st, 2013|Categories: Insights|

OMAN MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

Our training team composed of Eric Hensel, Monaem Ben Lellahom and Walaa Hamdan was awarded by Second Secretary of the Oman Ministry of Social Development and Mr. Ahmad Al Ghafri for successfully delivering a holistic Sustainability Management training to representatives for the ministry of Social Development and leading companies from Oman. [...]

April 25th, 2013|Categories: Company News, Insights|

DOTS ON SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE PRACTICES.

INTRODUCTION Increasingly, organizations are identifying Sustainability material issues relevant to their business and addressing them strategically through Sustainability programs. They didn’t stop there, but have also increasingly started to disclose data on these matters. In contrast to financial reporting, the history of Sustainability reporting is comparatively recent. Alternatively presented as non-financial disclosure, it has increased [...]

April 10th, 2013|Categories: Insights|

THE RISE OF PURPOSE-DRIVEN MARKETING

In their ever increasing need to differentiate themselves, many companies are turning to the use of cause-related marketing. Decades ago, if you dropped the phrase “cause-related marketing” in the meeting room, your colleagues would most likely return an empty stare. Historically, "Marketing 1.0" was a product-focused enterprise born of the Industrial Revolution, and "Marketing [...]

January 10th, 2013|Categories: Insights|

MEASURING SOCIAL IMPACT – “CREATING THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIAL EDGE”

A few years ago, most of the private sector companies, or CSR donors, probably wouldn’t have thought to ask organizations like INJAZ, Emirates Foundation and other non-profit organization in the region, what impact their financial or in-kind contribution will have at the end. They all have social, environmental and economic impacts that have an [...]

October 14th, 2012|Categories: Insights|