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Minister of Economy and Commerce inaugurates CSR Qatar 2015 Forum and renews support for private sector.
The two-day forum, dubbed “Transforming CSR to Support a Socially Responsible and Sustainable Economy,” brought together CSR experts, corporate executives and government officials along with representatives of non-governmental organizations and universities from across Qatar. Qatar's Minister of Economy and Commerce HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani inaugurated the annual corporate social responsibility forum ‘CSR Qatar,' which was held in Doha for the third consecutive year. The incorporation of CSR strategies into the daily operations of companies and their activities in Qatar will lead to tangible positive results within Qatari society and will have a positive impact on the private sector practices, HE Al Thani said. HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani highlighted that the government is also working on the development of logistics areas south of Qatar. The logistics zones represent one of the largest economic projects currently under development in Qatar. The forum included several workshops on a number of CSR-related topics such as sustainable development, labour rights and social responsibility in the field of sports.