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United Arab Emirates: Saturday, October 11 - 2008 @ 11:52

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is organizing a joint seminar and networking event, ‘Investing in Community Healthcare’ with pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson on October 27 at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel.

As part of its successful workshop series to create Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awareness and building capacity for businesses in Dubai and the UAE, this Dubai-Chamber organised seminar comes at a time when healthcare is becoming a vital sector in the country. With the rapid growth in population numbers it is predicted that the healthcare sector will grow rapidly in the next five years in the UAE. Sustainability in this sector is becoming a vital subject as CSR moves from the periphery into the mainstream business agenda of businesses encouraging broader corporate responsibility toward communities and humanitarian needs.

In response to the need for an open discussion on the changing face of healthcare by leaders and companies in this rapidly-expanding sector it is important that the sector conducts its business in a responsible manner to match international best practice and to find sustainable solutions to health challenges.

This seminar will explore issues and solutions to achieving environmental,
social and economic sustainability in the healthcare sector. The CEO Panel discussion at the end of the seminar will focus on opportunities arising from CSR, key societal challenges related to healthcare and recommendations to improve public private partnerships to tackle community healthcare issues.

Besides HE Eng Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, high-profile speakers at the seminar include, Frank Welvaert, Director, Johnson & Johnson, and local companies adopting best-practices. The seminar will identify the key environmental, social and economic impacts of this sector and will explore a range of community engagement strategies by healthcare companies to invest in and improve community health as well as providing the opportunity for like-minded professionals to network.

This seminar has been designed for directors and managers from industries interested in implementing Corporate Social Responsibility and achieving sustainability within their companies. Those wanting to register or get more information about the event can log on to www.dubai-ethics.ae

Formed in 2004, the Centre for Responsible Business (formerly known as the Dubai Ethics Resource Centre) is the longest standing centre promoting Business Responsibility in the UAE. As part of the Dubai Chamber, its international team of experts assist Dubai businesses to apply responsible practices that enhance performance and competitive advantage. The Centre for Responsible Business offers research, training, assessments, certification, programmes, events and advisory services that cover all aspects of CSR.

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