The power of CSR

News May 16, 2015

Findings from a new study in the UAE reveal that around three-quarters of residents are more likely to purchase from companies that actively contribute to the community. The research, commissioned by the social enterprise Consult and Coach for a Cause (C3) and conducted by the global market research company... Read more
Ninety-five percent of organisations that conduct long-range planning (five to 15 years) are more likely to outperform organisations that don’t plan ahead, according to Gartner’s 2015 survey of CEOs and senior business executives. Long-term strategic planning is a collaborative exercise for organisations’ senior management and directors, and the survey... Read more
The World Free Zones Organisation (World FZO), the multi-lateral, not-for-profit association for free zones, has announced Robert Koopman, Chief Economist at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as a keynote speaker for its upcoming annual conference: “Free Zone Outlook International”.   The event, which brings together free zone representatives, multi-lateral... Read more
Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) recently received an information security award in the category of “Best Information Security Program Implementation” in the field of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for online and Smartphone payment services (ePay and mPay). The award was given by the Gulf Information Security Expo... Read more
The original owners of NKD Pizza in the UAE have ended their franchise agreement and are now launching Freedom Pizza. The carry out and delivery business will be operational immediately with five stores across Dubai, a 237-strong team, 127 delivery drivers and an unrivaled average delivery time of 23... Read more
Industry leaders and key-players gather to witness trailblazing discussions about the future of SMEs in Oman. Oman’s biggest ever initiative dedicated to the thriving SME sector – The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship conference, was held today, with a host of industry leading speakers from the Sultanate’s SME and a vibrant... Read more
The Prime Minister of New Zealand the Rt Hon John Key urged the implementation of a New Zealand-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost trade and economic cooperation between New Zealand and the UAE. The Prime Minister attended the UAE-New Zealand Business Seminar held at Dubai Chamber’s head office, on... Read more
Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme, a Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiative, in cooperation with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, hosted a workshop entitled ‘Entrepreneurship in Design and Fashion’ at the Dubai Ladies Club. The workshop’s objective was to introduce young Emiratis to the entrepreneurial potential of... Read more
Dubai Exports recently opened its overseas offices in Brazil, Russia and Germany as part of its strategic plan to link local companies to key export markets. The new offices were opened in line with the directives of the Economic Development Committee of the Dubai Executive Council to enhance the emirate’s... Read more
The Entertainer has announced that its first franchises are now operational in Malta and Athens. The Dubai-based company already has products for 15 countries and launched its franchise model last year, with Malta signing up in late 2014 and Athens joining the company in February this year. The first Entertainer Malta... Read more