Event Reports

KAS promotes responsible entrepreneurship

Arab CSR-Conference in Abu Dhabi

"Corporate Social Responsibility means for entrepreneurs to take on an active and responsible role in society. This principle is also a fundamental idea of the social market economy," said Thomas Birringer, Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States at a panel discussion at the Arab Corporate Social Responsibility Conference on May 9th, 2010 in Abu Dhabi. Individual solidarity, a market economy with appropriate regulations on a national level and international development cooperation belong together, added Birringer.

Sheikhs, corporate leaders and heads of non-governmental bodies were among a cross-section of people to gather in Abu Dhabi to promote and disseminate the culture of giving and the concept of corporate social responsibility among individuals and companies.

And words were put into action right away with the Abu Dhabi government spearheading the movement: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, and Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority, lunched the „Right to Life Initiative”, a humanitarian initiative that aims at providing less fortunate children around the globe with medical and health services.