Last year, Operation HOPE worked with our lead partner in Saudi Arabia, SEDCO Holdings, in launching its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Riyali, in September 2012. Since then, the program has made a huge impact both in the Kingdom and outside. We and they are proud to share that a short film which features Riyali and its achievements has been nominated for Boston College Award for Corporate Citizenship.
Riyali is the first program in the Kingdom and the region to be nominated for this prestigious award. Within 5 minutes or less you can both watch their inspiring video and vote. Of course, you can also invest a little more time and watch some of the other inspiring Social Corporate Citizenship Programs nominated with SEDCO.
Boston College has listed all the nominations here, and amongst the list you will find our proud partner, SEDCO Holding. You can watch the video by clicking on the link and click cast your vote on the right hand side of the page. All it takes is a click (smile).
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Bryant is a thought leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a specialty finance company that is managed by an affiliate of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset manager with approximately $59 billion in committed capital under management as of December 31, 2012.