Abu-Ghazaleh Takes Part in Arab Forum of Social Responsibility Experts

  • Date: 28 Apr 2021

AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), took participated as an invited keynote speaker at the Arab Forum of Social Responsibility Experts, virtually organized by the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) - the League of Arab States.

ARADO Director-General and Session Chair, Dr. Nasser Alqahtani welcomed Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh describing him as one of the most influential leaders in the world thanks to his lifetime achievements and outstanding contributions in the fields of education, accountancy, Intellectual Property, business administration and others.

During his speech, at the opening session entitled ‘Social Responsibility and its Role in Promoting Sustainable Development’, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said: “Social Responsibility is a culture, a philosophy, a belief and a moral obligation. As such it is one of the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which means that there is  international consensus and unanimity on social responsibility.”

Furthermore, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh refused any reference to social responsibility as a donation or an assistance, stressing that social responsibility is an ethical commitment on companies, not an aid or charity, which positively impacts sustainable development. 

Abu-Ghazaleh also reviewed TAG.Global’s Corporate Social Responsibility carried out by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Foundation (TAG-Foundation); a non-profit organization that contributes to social and economic development by providing capacity-building services that sharpen the skills of individuals to become qualified for  work requirements.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that social responsibility as a concept, a theory and a duty that should be taught at school to students at early ages to create a generation which believes in its duty towards society.

He also affirmed that social responsibility is a partnership between the citizen and his country and as such should be a source of pride for those who perform such a noble duty.

The Forum aims to adopt innovative practices and solutions to the most important challenges of sustainable development, thereby; contributing to the realization of social responsibility for effective participation that would be reflected on the 2030 Sustainable Development Indicators, through innovation in programs and in cooperation among all partners in the Arab world.
 


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