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CSR Egypt head: CSR first step for realizing SDGs in Egypt

CSR Egypt head: CSR first step for realizing SDGs in Egypt
Monday 16 November , 2020
By Dina Mohamed - - | Edited by Marwa Nassar

Hassan Moustafa – Chairman of the CSR Forum and Board Chairman of CSR Arabia – said corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the first step for realizing sustainable development in Egypt.

He made the remarks on Monday during the inauguration of the 10th annual Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development – known as CSR Forum.

Moustafa said “sustainable development can never be accomplished without investment in minds.”

He highlighted the importance of promoting cooperation between the three key players “government, civil community and private sector” in order to achieve effective partnerships that would help attaining the sustainable development goals.

Earlier Monday, Ministers Ashraf Sobhi of Youth and Sports, Mohamed Saafan of Manpower and Nabila Makram of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates inaugurated the 10th CSR Forum.

The event – organized by CSR Egypt – is held under the theme of “Responsible Investment Gate for Recovering and Overcoming Crises.”

The forum tackles a number of key issues on CSR and Sustainable Development.

The first session of the forum addresses means of accelerating the implementation of Sustainable Development plans in Egypt and promoting effective partnerships in various sectors to accomplish these plans.

The forum focuses on a number of issues on means of realizing development in the fields of education, health and small and medium sized enterprises as well as supporting entrepreneurship.

The forum is scheduled to thrash out mechanisms of expediting the implementation of the national plan for achieving sustainable development in Egypt in 2030 as well as the role of the private sector in propping up the recycling mechanism.

The 10th forum brings to limelight the importance of the business community’s adoption of the principles of responsible investment and corporate citizenship in addition to reviewing the best practices and the efforts exerted to surpass the pandemic crisis.

 

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