Geoffrey Mazullo, Adjunct Professor, School of American Law (SAL) – Poland, delivered a training course entitled, “Strengthening Transparency and Boosting Competitiveness through Effective Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting” on March 24-25, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt.
The two-day training course defined ESG reporting and explained the relationship between it and related topics, including: competitiveness; compliance; corporate governance; corporate social responsibility (CSR), disclosure; socially responsible investment (SRI); sustainability; and transparency. It charted the development of ESG reporting as a concept and a phenomenon, by presenting several case studies about a number of companies’ ESG reporting and analyzing various methodologies for ESG reporting. Participants analyzed and debated the various case studies, discussing, inter alia, companies’ rationale for ESG report and the use of ESG data by shareholders as well as stakeholders.
An inaugural survey of reporting on CSR by the ten largest listed companies in Egypt was presented during the training course. The ESG disclosures of these Egyptian blue chip companies were compared with peers in other emerging markets as well as developed capital markets.
Participants in the training course represented Egyptian listed companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The course was organized by the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center and the Center for Transparency. For more information, please visit the website of the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center.
To download the agenda for the training course, please click here.