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Has corporate social responsibility become the modern gold rush?

Dove, Chipotle and Patagonia are among some of the companies trying to get out ahead of their competitors by aggressively backing social and environmental issues.
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6 reasons to respond to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index survey

6 reasons to respond to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index survey

In the competitive atmosphere of sustainability ratings and rankings, it is easy to get lost in the race to earn the highest scores and be an industry leader.
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COP21: A Halt to  Climatic Disruption?

COP21: A Halt to Climatic Disruption?

The two-week COP21 climate conference in Paris (also known as the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change, or UNFCC) ended on Saturday 12 December with a historical and legally binding universal agreement covering 195 countries, which provides a framework for voluntary efforts to significantly reduce carbon emissions starting 2020. The purpose of this conference was to develop a binding agreement ...
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Establishing the New Business Language

Establishing the New Business Language

A strategic approach to CSR is increasingly important to a company’s competitiveness. It can bring benefits in terms of innovation, cost savings, brand differentiation, and employee and customer engagement. Most importantly, embedding CSR into the corporate strategy can help save brand reputation. Therefore, CSR is a must for every company that aims at maintaining good market share while making good profits.
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Food Safety: Walk the Talk Building Ethical Supply Chains  Food Safety & CSR  It is all about managing supply chains ethically and sustainably

Food Safety: Walk the Talk Building Ethical Supply Chains Food Safety & CSR It is all about managing supply chains ethically and sustainably

Last November, Lebanon’s Health Minister revealed a shocking truth. “The Lebanese citizen’s food is not only dipped with sweat, but also in diseases and microbes,” he said. During a news conference, the minister named and shamed numerous supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and restaurants that had been violating food safety standards as revealed by a nation-wide inspection campaign. Since that day, several inspection campaigns have followed, e...
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Waste Management: An Opportunity for the  Private Sector Strategies for integrated waste management practices

Waste Management: An Opportunity for the Private Sector Strategies for integrated waste management practices

One challenge that almost all cities share is sustainable waste management. Urbanization, rapid population growth, higher product consumption rates are all resulting in a vast increase in the quantity of waste generated. Meanwhile, communities are becoming more alert on the importance of living in a waste free environment and enjoying the natural resources that our planet Earth has to offer.
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Yes, it is our business: how corporations can help on Sustainable Development Goals

Yes, it is our business: how corporations can help on Sustainable Development Goals

The shift in the perceived role of corporations as solely profit generators to agents for positive change has become clearer than ever before with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Sustainability at Core of Business

Sustainability at Core of Business

Over the past 20 years, Majid Al Futtaim has grown from a single property to one of the most prolific portfolios of retail, leisure and entertainment destinations across the Middle East and North Africa. Its rapid expansion across the MENA region is part of the company’s strategic direction to double the size of the business in the next five years, providing a powerful network of malls for local, regional and international brands to access milli...
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New Sustainability Milestones 2015 Sustainable Development Report with New Promises

New Sustainability Milestones 2015 Sustainable Development Report with New Promises

Holcim Lebanon is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, founded in 2015 as a result of the merger of Lafarge and Holcim. With a global spread in 90 countries, the Group provides innovative cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, and asphalt products as well as associated services and solutions. Holcim Lebanon is established as one of the leading cement companies in Lebanon since 1929.
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Stakeholders:  The Key to Responsible Business in the Extractive Industry

Stakeholders: The Key to Responsible Business in the Extractive Industry

The concept of responsibility in the extractive industry has grown immensely over the past few years and a number of practices aimed at good corporate citizenship have taken shape. Admittedly, you may be able to think of a number of cases of irresponsibility straightaway, because many companies in the extractive industry continue to exploit the weaknesses of corrupt governments and powerless inspection mechanisms. But there are also many good cas...
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