5 Social Businesses We Love In MENA and Why

Article published in Barakabits

At BarakaBits, we are constantly overtaken by the thousands of entrepreneurs working day and night to make a difference in the Middle East and North Africa. Working to empower Palestinian women in refugee camps, providing sustainable energy sources through DIY kits, or democratizing education through mobile softwares, these 5 social businesses make it to the top of our list.

1) SEP,…

UAE companies can improve business performance with CSR

Article published in Khaleej Time

YouGov interviewed 993 residents online in the UAE to understand the relation between a company’s success with how much it gives back to the community. Dubai — Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs can significantly increase UAE companies’ performance and recognition, a new study has revealed.

The research, commissioned by the social enterprise Consult and Coach for a Cause…

UAE C3 awarded first international social enterprise mark

Article published in Capital Business 

C3 – Consult and Coach for a Cause is confirmed as the first international organisation to be awarded Social Enterprise Mark, issued by Social Enterprise Mark Community Interest Company (CIC), the only global, independent certification authority for social enterprises. The process started a year ago and is now finalised, after meeting a series of specific criteria.

Emirates Foundation holds Business Breakfast Forum for 2015

Article published in AL Press

Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, has held the first round of its Business Breakfast Social Investment forum for 2015.

This quarterly event unites representatives from public and private sector institutions from across the UAE that are interested in furthering their…