UNICEF Offers Companies Guidance On Protecting And Empowering Kids Online

Launch of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations and New Pew Report UNICEF and UNICEF USA’s launch of a new Children’s Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression Toolkit could not have come at a more propitious moment for American companies. With the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) having come into force on May 25, 2018, even American companies must comply with these new regulations governing personal data privacy if they interact online with — or sell services or goods to — EU…

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Kosmos Energy supports pre-harvest agribusiness exhibition

By Julius K. Satsi, GNA Accra, June 21, GNA – Kosmos Energy Ghana, a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has presented a cheque for GH¢35,000.00 to Agrihouse Foundation, organisers of the eight pre-harvest agribusiness exhibition and conference. The cheque presentation is part of Kosmos Energy’s commitment to the agriculture sector as demonstrated through its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility – the Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC). Mr Joe Mensah, the Vice President and Country Manager of Kosmos Energy,…

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Obaseki lauds ATC Nigeria :: Bestnaira.com

    Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the American Tower Company (ATC) Nigeria, for the laudable initiative in supporting the state government’s skills development programme for youth with the setting up of a Digital Skills Village.Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obasek Conveying the governor’s commendation, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said that the company was keying into the new thinking of the state government in equipping youths with on-demand skills for…

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Refugees can and should be good business for everyone

Alpha Saliou Diallo, an refugee from Guinea, holds his daughter Aisha after he became a U.S citizen during a special naturalization ceremony on June 20, 2016. Kathy Willens/AP Images The business case for companies to help refugees is growing stronger. Refugees have already contributed $63 billion worth of positive financial gain to the U.S. economy. Research from the Fiscal Policy Institute suggests that turnover rates for refugee hires in the US are lower than for other hires, and there is…

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Stephen Labaton to Join Booz Allen in EVP Role

Stephen Labaton Stephen Labaton, president of North American business at communications firm Finsbury, will join Booz Allen Hamilton in July as executive vice president of corporate affairs. He will oversee government and media relations, marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility functions in his new role, Booz Allen said Wednesday. “Stephen is uniquely qualified to help us in the dialogue around critical issues for our clients and society and bring together our colleagues across government, industry and community to exchange ideas,” said…

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Douglas Craig: ‘Much of enterprise stems from pioneers of 1970s and 80s who set up businesses to meet needs of oil and gas’

Douglas Craig is chairman and managing director of Craig Group Aberdeen is recognised as one of the most enterprising cities in the UK. Indeed, recent statistics from Elevator, the social enterprise which fosters and promotes entrepreneurship in the region, underline this. Our ingenuity can be seen in the many inventions and brands to come out of the Granite City, from the iron lung to the MRI scanner to the self-seal envelope and to the creation of brands such as Buick,…

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QFC aims social welfare from its charity treasure hunt

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing onshore business and financial centres, is to organise Qatar’s first charity treasure hunt ‘Hand in Hand Treasure Hunt’ at Aspire Dome, Aspire Zone on  June 28 from 4pm to 8pm. The treasure hunt event is open to all members of the community, and families of all ages are invited to join, as they work in teams to follow clues in search of gifts hidden throughout Aspire Dome.…

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Alfahim, UAE Triathlon ink new 3-year partnership

Alfahim, one of the UAE’s most successful family businesses, has announced a new three-year partnership deal with the UAE Triathlon Federation. The tie-up will see the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate work closely with the Federation to increase the number of triathlon events held across the UAE, as well as boost the number of Emiratis and residents taking part in sports on a regular basis. The new partnership will support the Federation in hosting a greater number of projects, from grassroots sporting…

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 21/6 – News VietNamNet

Digital economy offers SMEs a bright new world of opportunity With the application of digital technologies and e-commerce, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to compete on a more level playing field with major enterprises when accessing the market. Mr Trinh Duy Hoang, from Vietanalytics Market Research Company said the digital economy has developed rapidly in Vietnam but there remains limited application of digital technologies in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to Mr Hoang, digital technologies have…

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Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches second Business awards

Julius K. Satsi/Stella Opokuwaa Asare, GNA Accra, June 20, GNA – The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) on Wednesday launched the second edition of its business awards in Accra to celebrate the contributions of key Ghanaian businesses and personalities. The launch, which was supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, was on the theme: “Empowering the Private Sector to Move Ghana beyond Aid” and seek to excellence in business leadership and innovation. The awards are also to…

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Najib: I did not benefit from 1MDB in any way – Nation

LANGKAWI: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has denied that he benefitted from 1MDB, adding that he believed that the sovereign fund had been created to do “something good for the country”. “If I knew there was going to be misappropriation of funds, if that was my knowledge, I would have acted,” he said. To a question if he blamed the 1MDB board for the fund’s troubles, he said: “No. I am saying as a general principle, if…

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Saudi university launches survey into the effects of women driving

Members of a Riyadh firm visit hospitals to help bring happiness during the holiday RIYADH: It was like a dream came true for orphans at the rehabilitation center run by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and for the patients at hospitals in Riyadh as a private firm turned up to celebrate Eid festivities with them. Hospitality Board (HB), a Riyadh-based company in the food and consumer staples retailing sector, visited patients at different hospitals and distributed gifts for…

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Saudi university launches survey into the effects of women driving

Members of a Riyadh firm visit hospitals to help bring happiness during the holiday RIYADH: It was like a dream came true for orphans at the rehabilitation center run by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and for the patients at hospitals in Riyadh as a private firm turned up to celebrate Eid festivities with them. Hospitality Board (HB), a Riyadh-based company in the food and consumer staples retailing sector, visited patients at different hospitals and distributed gifts for…

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Landbank cited for Gawad Katubigan Program

The Land Bank of the Philippines was cited by the Waves For Water (W4W) Global Organization for its contribution to providing access to clean water to disaster-stricken and underserved communities. At the recent Partner Recognition Ceremony, W4W recognized LANDBANK’s Gawad KAakibat na TUlong sa Bayan para sa Inuming KailanGAN (KATUBIGAN) Program which to date reached 56 cities/municipalities across the country and benefited more than 100,000 individuals who now enjoy convenient access to clean drinking water. LANDBANK Executive Vice President for…

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Orange launches ‘For tomorrow’ social responsibility platform

Orange Romania launched a social responsibility platform named ‘For tomorrow (Pentru maine)’. The platform brings together all its CSR projects under a unitary joint mission, namely to inspire people to make a further step towards the transformations that await them in the future through the use of technology. The platform communicates Orange Romania’s social responsibility initiatives and Orange Foundation’s philanthropy programmes and presents the main areas the company supports, digital education, responsible technology, social involvement and green cities. It expresses…

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