An overview of CSR in the renewable energy sector: Examples from the Masdar Initiative in Abu Dhabi

  • Mezher T
  • Tabbara S
  • Al-Hosany N
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is the introduce corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Abu Dhabi, the biggest Emirate and one with the largest oil reserve in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi set the first renewable energy policy in the region in January 2009. The policy calls for at least 7 percent of Abu Dhabi’s power generation capacity to come from renewable energy sources by 2020. In 2006, the leadership of Abu Dhabi made a strategic decision to establish a globally competitive renewable energy sector in the country and hence the Masdar Initiative was created. It is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), also called Masdar.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Emission
  • Gases
  • Renewable energy
  • Social responsibility
  • United Arab Emirates

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