Arab News : 2020-06-30

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14 ARAB NEWS Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Corporate PRESS RELEASES FROM THE WORLD OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCE Corporate Briefs THE BEST OF THE REST Saudi Arabia is a very important market for us and we have full confidence in the economic scenario and future prospects in the Kingdom, thanks to the wise leadership of the rulers and their proactive initiative­s. Yusuf Ali M.A. Chairman of LuLu Group Yusuf Ali M.A., chairman of Lulu Group, said: “Saudi Arabia is a very important market for us and we have full confidence in the economic scenario and future prospects in the Kingdom, thanks to the wise leadership of the rulers and their proactive initiative­s. “Our main focus will be to take the world-class shopping experience nearer to residents not only in big cities but also in Tier-2 cities such as Hail, Al-Ahsa, Al-Kharj, GLOBAL RESEARCH New center at Cambridge dedicated to philanthro­py, including in KSA The new Center for Strategic Philanthro­py has been establishe­d at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, dedicated to examining strategic philanthro­py within and from the world’s highest-growth markets, including the Middle East, developing Asia, and Africa. Through a combinatio­n of rigorous research, executive education and the convening of diverse stakeholde­rs, the center aims to become the leading hub of actionable knowledge to catalyze even greater philanthro­pic impact from the world’s fastest-growing regions. The center will also work with relevant institutio­ns and practition­ers in these regions in order to encourage collaborat­ion and the sharing of knowledge and insights. The center, whose founding patron is Emirati businessma­n Badr Jafar, is being launched in the midst of a fourth wave of globalizat­ion that is resulting in a reallocati­on of economic power southward and eastward. In 2019, the top 30 fastestgro­wing economies in the world were all in emerging markets. It is estimated that many trillions of dollars will be passed on from one generation to the next in these regions over the next 10 years, with close to $2 trillion in wealth transfer by 2030 within Asia alone. Saudi Arabia already has a proud tradition of giving. According to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Institute, nearly three quarters of the Middle East’s philanthro­pic foundation­s are concentrat­ed in Saudi Arabia. Jafar said: “Transparen­cy, technology and evolving attitudes toward wealth are reshaping donors’ approaches to giving worldwide. We will likely fail to address the myriad of challenges on the global agenda over the next decade with-

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