Arab world "making progress on responsible competitiveness" - companies that address social & environmental problems - report finds

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16 May 2009

Arab world making progress on responsible competitiveness, major opportunities await countries, region, report finds

Author: CSR-News.net

The Arab world is making progress towards responsible competitiveness, according to a new report...“Responsible competitiveness is about rewarding companies that address social, environmental and economic problems,” said Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah...The report was created by AccountAbility...and Sustainability Excellence Arabia (SEA)...[The report] ...provides an assessment of regional performance for 15 Arab nations using new customized benchmarking. The verdict? The region offers significant strengths even in the face of the global economic downturn, but major hurdles to responsible competitiveness remain. [refers to The National Commercial Bank, Sekem Group, Masdar (a subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company), Aramex, Bayt.com, Rubicon, Abraaj Capital]

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Responsible Competitiveness in the Arab World 2009

Author: AccountAbility and Sustainability Excellence Arabia

The Arab World has an abundance of resources...The region is implementing a wide range of initiatives that are enhancing competitiveness and strengthening prospects for sustainable development at the same time. Responsible competitiveness is advancing in the Arab World. This report contains a new assessment of this linkage between enhancing competitiveness and sustainable development. It covers 15 Arab nations. The assessment comes in three parts: 1. an overview of the situation of Arab nations against the global sample...(Chapter 1); 2. an in-depth analysis of Arab issues and opportunities...(Chapter 2); and 3. detailed analysis of pressing challenges from seven sustainability leaders (Chapters 3 to 9), with concrete examples and recommendations...[refers to The National Commercial Bank, Sekem Group, Masdar (a subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company), Aramex, Bayt.com, Rubicon, Abraaj Capital]

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