Why Islamic Banking is good for the environment

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The focus on sharing profits and taking communities into consideration means that the Islamic way of banking is (theoretically) better for the planet The recent announcement by the CEO of Doha Bank, R Seetharaman, that Islamic banking is the right platform to boost ‘green financing’ as its values sustainable environmental development has got me thinking […]

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Tehran Residents Complain About Air Pollution and Water Quality

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The biggest environmental concerns of the residents of Tehran are air pollution and water quality. The public awareness of environmental problems is of great importance in today’s societies. It is somehow more important than the governmental privileges. In Iranian society, this awareness is in shadow of political, economic and social issues, which look more substantial […]

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Israel Joins Prestigious OECD Economic Club. What Does That Mean for the Environment?

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OECD Officials: Is Israel’s entry enough to ward off political adversaries? We hope it will advance clean tech and initiatives like Desertec into the Middle East. Israel is the only Middle East member. Israel’s dynamic economy, especially in science, information technology (IT) and now clean technology has propelled it to ascend to one of the […]

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Participate in the Middle East's Biggest Corporate Responsibility Survey

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Help Sustainability Advisory Group hear the real deal about corporate responsibility and sustainability in the Middle East. [image via: Ben] Environmental organizations are, of course, very important.  But often big change comes from the big companies who have big power.  Which is why it’s important not only to support green non-profits, but companies that are […]

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Israelis, Palestinians Dispute Over Quarries in the West Bank

Disputes over natural resources are not a new part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Water, for instance, is a famous bone of contention between the two parties.  Recently, however, a newer twist developed in this ongoing battle between nations. On Monday, Yesh Din – Volunteers for Human Rights, an Israeli rights group, petitioned the High Court […]

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