16 November 2020
The 10th Egypt CSR Forum
Intercontinental Citystars Cairo
Under the guidance of His Excellency, President Abdelfattah Al Sisi, to achieve sustainable development in order to enhance the life standards of Egyptian citizen and build a better future, thus achieving sustainable inclusive growth, and based on CSR Egypt’s adoption of the 17th SDG, CSR Egypt company to organize the 10th Egypt CSR Forum, entitled “The Responsible investment is the key to recovery and passing crises” on 16 November 2020 in Intercontinental Citystars Cairo Hotel, with the participation of key businessmen, government representatives, in addition to CSR and sustainable development experts.
After Covid-19 pandemic by which the whole world is severely affected and tested how interconnected it is and capable of facing crises, this year the forum will focus on the importance of achieving SDGs and reflect how countries with both responsible corporates and investment were able to integrate efforts and overcome Covid-19 pandemic crisis. As well as showcasing how Egypt was a success story that shows the flexibility of government in dealing with the crisis and its consequences by engaging all society parties in all possible scenarios.
Thus, the forum will shed light on the necessity of adopting the principles of responsible investment and implementing the concepts of corporate citizenship, as well as showcasing the best practices and efforts.
The forum aims to create an interactive environment for all stakeholders to facilitate strategic level discussions, in order to unify visions, make partnerships and providing solutions to the most important issues and topics that will support achieving Egypt Vision 2030. This will be achieved through a number of panel discussions and workshops and bilateral meetings between the different stakeholders.
The forum will also discuss a number of topics to make a social impact in the fields of education, health, SMEs and entrepreneurship, in addition to highlighting the mechanisms of achieving sustainable growth for all sectors and means of integrating informal economy into the formal economy, as well as shedding light on the importance of business enterprises’ participation in supporting the government plan to establish a social protection network for the Egyptian citizen.
It will also address the impact of financial inclusion, digital transformation, development of sustainable cities, sustainable transport and adoption of green economy policies on achieving the desired sustainable development.
And for the First time, the forum will host specialized workshops to discuss how to create shared value and how to prepare sustainability reports, and identify concepts such as LEED, SROI, and ESG.
Furthermore, it will highlight the best practices in the field of CSR, sustainable development and the knowledge revolution, especially artificial intelligence and its applications in various fields such as agriculture, tourism, transport and sustainable financing.
CSR Egypt was established in 2015, with the aim of spreading awareness among companies and state institutions on the importance of fulfilling their social responsibilities toward the community.
CSR Egypt plays an important role in creating a state of integration between all community work stakeholders; whether they are government institutions, civil society institutions, private sector companies or experts, through organizing several conferences, forums and workshops, in addition to providing technical and marketing consultations.
CSR Egypt Philosophy is built around bridging between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and development. In addition, we believe that networks and partnerships can be powerful vehicles for change. Thus, our services are designed to spread awareness among private sector on the importance of fulfilling their social responsibilities towards the community.
CSR Egypt also aims to ensure effective and dynamic channels of communication between governmental institutions, private sector and civil society organizations to support the alignment of CSR plans and activities with the overarching national policies and strategies of the government to achieve sustainable development.