Client Case Study
Developing Egypt's Sustainable Development Policy
A collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) sought to develop a National Sustainable Business Promotion Policy for Egypt.
The UNDP helps countries to make progress in their development efforts by providing support
in developing policies, leadership skills, partnerships, and institutional capabilities.
The ECRC empowers businesses to develop sustainable business models and enhances the national capacity for sustainable CSR policies.
The client asked for advice on how to build the capacity of governmental institutions for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), raise awareness on CSR among business and other stakeholders and establish incentives for businesses to integrate CSR in their companies.
Our team identified opportunities to profile existing CSR government engagement, derive lessons from related policies worldwide, reassess CSR 'drivers', and ultimately develop a blue print sustainable business policy.
Our team conducted a multi-stakeholder engagement to carry out a CSR profiling key sectors in Egypt. Interviews with business stakeholders, the public sector, and NGOs were conducted and CSR 'drivers' (cultural, political, etc.) were reassessed. We evaluated the current state of CSR engagement and major concerns existing, and analysed other national CSR models to formulate a framework for action. The resulting blue print sustainable business policy report highlights emerging themes and areas of focus for Egypt's sustainable development strategy. Our recommendations and initiatives focused on addressing the pressing issue of unemployment by nurturing start ups, SMEs, and MSMEs, and creating an education for employment.
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