Amr Banaja: Of CSR, Vision 2030 and financial literacy in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

For all intents and purposes, Amr Ahmed Banaja is just another Saudi-born Western-educated executive who has climbed up the corporate ladder. But there are things that differentiate Amr Banaja from others of his ilk. Amr has worked in some of the most happening industries – banking and real estate to name just two – and some really prominent companies such as Kodak, Gillette and Unilever. In the process, he has witnessed the transformation of key Gulf markets such as the UAE and ...

A world without NGOs

Thursday, 2 March 2017

The non-governmental organization (NGO) sector was built out of necessity for collective public action toward social development. Over time, it has developed into an industry worth over $1 trillion that employs over 19 million people worldwide. If the NGO industry was a country, it would be the eighth largest economy in the world – but the real question is whether or not it would be able to sustain itself. The world has become dependent on NGOs – but what would a world without NGOs ...

Yara al-Wazir

Eight steps to make your company more socially responsible

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

How many irresponsible companies have actually managed to sustain their business over the long run?

Promoting corporate social responsibility in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 6 December 2015

The third corporate social responsibility summit, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Jeddah on Dec. 1, stressed the importance of promoting the concept of CSR to enhance the development of Saudi society and contribute to its economy. Investing in human capital, focusing on long-term plans, concentrating on youth development, and changing the mindset of the people in society, were some of the factors stressed for promoting better corporate social responsibility. It is very comforting to see ...

Samar Fatany

Saudi banks urged to be active on CSR projects

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Saudi banks are being examined concerning their participation in supporting corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

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