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Survey non-response
26 June 2019

Orascom Construction's non-response: Migrant Workers in UAE (2018 survey)

We invited Orascom Construction to respond to our 2018 survey on the welfare of their migrant workers on projects in Qatar; Orascom Construction did not respond. The results of the survey were published in our briefing On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers...

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Survey non-response
1 December 2016

Orascom did not respond to 2016 construction survey on migrant worker rights in the UAE

Orascom did not respond to our survey on migrant worker rights in the UAE.

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Article
20 November 2014

Egypt: Orascom Construction granted land for coal plant on Red Sea coast regardless of pollution concerns

Author: Mada Masr

"Orascom Construction granted land for coal plant on Red Sea coast", 13 Nov 2014...

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Article
10 December 2013

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa – A regional briefing

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides insights into many cases of alleged abuse, and company responses to them, alongside descriptions of positive steps that some firms are taking. It provides practical examples of the ways forward for companies and governments in...

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Article
24 May 2011

Can Egypt’s communication giants be sued in the US for the blackout early in the revolution?

Author: Yasmine Gado, Ahram Online

Beginning on 28 January 2011, on the orders of former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s telecommunications giants Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat cut services, phones and the Internet for five days. Mubarak took the action to inhibit Egyptians' freedom...

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Article
1 February 2011

Mobile Phone Service Restored in Egypt -- for Now

Author: Jeremy Kirk, IDG News

Vodafone and France Telecom say mobile phone service was restored in Egypt on Saturday as demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's government continued across the country on Monday. Vodafone said there were no legal or practical options to...

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Article
1 March 2009

[PDF] From Corporate Philanthropy to Strategic Partnerships: The Potential of Inclusive and Sustainable Business Models in MENA

Author: Djordjija Petkoski and Michael Jarvis, World Bank, and Cecilia Brady, Economic Development Specialist, paper for International Conference on“The Role of the Private Sector In Development: Assessment and Prospects” (23 - 25 March 2009, Beirut, Lebanon)

World Bank President Robert Zoellick’s has called for an “era of responsible globalization, where inclusivity and sustainability take precedence.” This leads to the question what role, if any, can the private sector play in fostering more inclusive...

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Article
1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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Article
29 January 2004

17 Egyptian firms join UN drive for better business practices

Author: AFP

Seventeen private Egyptian firms have joined...the Global Compact...[refers to Oriental Weavers, TEA Computers, Nile Clothing, Orascom, Sekem, Arabian Oil, Grain and Chemical Complex]

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