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A green, resilient, inclusive approach to development can usher in a new model of growth for MENA: Badr Jafar at the... Sharjah, United Arab Emirates -Thursday 26 May 2022  

The World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted an expert dialogue on the collaborative action Middle East leaders must take to navigate between net-zero ambitions and socioeconomic realities. The session, titled “Transitioning to a Green Middle East,” took place during the WEF Annual Meeting 2022 in...

Crescent Enterprises Hosts Columbia Business School Students -Tuesday 22 March 2022  

30 MBA students meet Crescent Enterprises leadership to gain insights and understanding of the UAE business practices and landscape Over 150 students have been hosted by Crescent Enterprises since 2015 Crescent Enterprises welcomed 30 MBA students from New York-based,...

Crescent Enterprises commits to digital inclusion to impact 100,000 youth -Monday 14 February 2022  

Crescent Enterprises is the first business in the MENA region to commit to the World Economic Forum EDISON Alliance 1 Billion Lives Challenge to accelerate digital inclusion The digital divide has left 2 billion people with no access to healthcare, 1.7 billion adults unbanked, and 265...

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: Arab philanthropists should apply their business acumen and experience to their giving -Monday 4 October 2021  

In a candid conversation with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, renowned Emirati philanthropist and Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) and Chairman of the Dubai Chambers of Commerce,...

NYU Abu Dhabi launches MENA’s first Strategic Philanthropy Initiative to study and promote high-impact... -Monday 27 September 2021  

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced the launch of the Strategic Philanthropy Initiative (SPI), the first academic and community-based platform that aims to shape a dynamic and strategic practice of philanthropy within the UAE as well as across the Gulf and wider Middle East and North Africa...

Gulf Region to Invest over USD 70 billion in Digital Infrastructure by 2024 -Thursday 23 September 2021  

Crescent Enterprises CEO Badr Jafar, participated in the World Economic Forum EDISON Alliance discussion on Boosting Digital Inclusion alongside Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon and Chairman of the EDISION Alliance, Ruth Porat, Senior Vice-President and CFO of Google, and Dr. Precious...

MENA tech-driven ventures could pay professionals more than double the current average salary -Sunday 4 July 2021  

Cultivating a tech start-up culture is key to driving economic as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Crescent Enterprises’ Deputy CEO and Head of Investments Tushar Singhvi has said. According to public policy...

Crescent Enterprises joins World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance to champion inclusive access to digital services... -Monday 28 June 2021  

Crescent Enterprises CEO Badr Jafar serves as a Champion of the Alliance, mobilizing peers, networks and initiatives in the region and beyond Company amongst MENA’s first to join the global movement to prioritize digital inclusion as foundational to the achievement of the...

Businesses must embrace the power of corporate philanthropy in accelerating pandemic recovery -Wednesday 2 June 2021  

Crescent Enterprises CEO Badr Jafar has called for the creation of a Gulf Corporate Philanthropy Network to encourage all businesses to embrace the transformative power of strategic corporate giving, as businesses across the region and the world play a leadership role in the post-pandemic...

Crescent Enterprises to double its investments in start-ups to AED 1 billion by 2022 -Sunday 9 May 2021  

CE-Ventures, the venture capital platform of UAE-based Crescent Enterprises, has already invested AED 500 million in start-ups Over AED 3.6 billion of follow-on funding raised to date by its investee companies In Q1 2021, global venture investments reached AED 450 billion, marking a 94%...

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