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Audi Gets Serious Towards International Compliance in CSR Reporting

A year back, when I wrote about Bank Audi’s first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report(1), many congratulated me and others blamed me for the critical tone I had at that time. Yet, I was deeply convinced that the technical analysis we provided in our review was actually a reflection of our duty to highlight and evaluate CSR practices in Lebanon, from strategy to reporting, despite our belief that any contribution, regardless of its size,...
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CSR in Lebanon:  An Industry Emerging  on Misunderstood Concepts “Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail”

CSR in Lebanon: An Industry Emerging on Misunderstood Concepts “Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail”

Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) understood in Lebanon? Is it possible to identify a Lebanese institution or corporation which has fully adopted and integrated CSR from the employee level to the supply chain? Were changes applied in the workplace, environment, community, and the marketplace which make the four areas of CSR? If so, was it part of a long-term comprehensive strategy? Were efforts to promote CSR occasional and restricted to i...
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Georg Kell: The UNGC Challenges Middle East to do More : The UNGC: Do Global Standards Fit Local Problems?

Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), gives an exclusive interview to Responsible Business. He discusses the outcomes of Rio +20, the future of the UNGC, progress on sustainability in the Middle East and the challenges and opportunities for businesses seeking to join the UNGC and implement sustainability programs in this region.
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