Corporate Social Responsibility - A viable tool for sustainable development in the MENA region

Sustainable economic development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will depend on job creation, education, poverty alleviation, and careful environmental management. Companies have a particularly important role to play through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that align with national development objectives. In order to improve CSR as a discipline, companies and governments should follow a four-step process: Define CSR for the MENA Región, Study Current CSR Activity, Identify CSR Best Practices, and Create an Environment for CSR.