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Recht nach dem Arabischen Frühling

Beiträge zum islamischen Recht IX


Edited By Bruno Menhofer and Dirk Otto

Der von der Gesellschaft für arabisches und islamisches Recht herausgegebene Band enthält die Vorträge, die auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft 2012 in Heidelberg gehalten wurden. Ergänzt werden diese durch eine Reihe von Vorträgen, die ebenfalls die Veränderungen der rechtlichen Strukturen nach dem Arabischen Frühling in den betroffenen Ländern und im gesamten Rechtskreis islamisch beeinflusster Rechtsordnungen zum Gegenstand haben. Die Beiträge spannen dabei einen Bogen von den islamischen Einflüssen auf die ägyptische Verfassung über Chancen der Rechtsentwicklung im Arabischen Frühling und Strukturen des Vereins- und Versicherungsrechts bis hin zu aktuellen Fragen der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Saudi-Arabien.
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Egypt, Lessons learned



By Sherif El Saadani, LL.M, Attorney at Zaki Hashem and Partners, Cairo, Egypt


Corporate Philanthropy is now considered an important line item in the agenda of every public relations department in Egyptian companies that can afford to operate one. Meanwhile, a coinciding trend of sponsoring/funding non-profit social programs is increasingly gaining popularity among companies in Egypt. This trend could be viewed as an attempt by Egyptian companies to follow the increasing global phenomenon that is Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a term used to refer to modern standards of corporate philanthropy that have proven to achieve better results for the welfare of society as a whole. This article aims to illustrate the principles of CSR; the appraisal of CSR practices worldwide and particularly, in Egypt; the monitoring of previous and current endeavors to support CSR in Egypt; and finally to recommend efficient steps of change to the current CSR approach of the Egyptian government.

I.  Introduction

Peter Drucker said: “If you find an executive that wants to take on social responsibilities, fire him. Fast.”1

In his controversial and significantly often cited article The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits in the New York Times (1970), the Nobel Prize winning Economist, Milton Friedman, described businesspersons that claim a social responsibility for corporations as “unwitting puppets of the intellectual forces that have been undermining the basis of a free society”.2 For...

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