HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT
The International CSR Summit also witnessed the launch of the Business Solutions for Human Development Report. A report – commissioned by the UNDP and the Ministry of Investment with collaboration from two private sector supporters; Vodafone and the Mansour Group, with input from several experts under the direction of lead author, Dr. Laila Iskandar.
This pilot report features the first ever market research study to analyze corporate engagement in Egypt and its relationship to the Millennium Development Goals. The Report explores factors that motivate companies of all sizes towards engaging in pro-developmental activities. It analyzes prospects for future action within the current socio-cultural and political context. Showcased in the report were a number of the best practices and success stories of multinationals, national companies, and small and medium enterprises – all of which contribute to the development of Egypt. These inspiring stories illustrate how companies can invest in their supply and value chain while simultaneously making a profit.
The report uses the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) as a framework to assess Egypt’s developmental needs and to highlight areas most in need of private sector engagement. The report is driven by a strong conviction that the private sector remains the greatest untapped resource for investment and innovation in the race to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, goals which the world has committed itself to since the beginning of this century.