Category Archives: Social Impact Measurement

A Journey to Social Impact Measurement

The G.C.C has seen a lot of volatility in the past decade.  Thanks to this, we have increasingly begun to practice fiscal restraint and responsible investing for the sake of our future.  However, when it comes to Social Investment the G.C.C is fairly new to the concept.With the recent shocks coming from the oil market prices, it has become apparent that we must think more about how we can practice smart, strategic social investing as opposed to how much we can contribute to a charity or a cause. Companies [...]
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Impact Investing and India

At varying points in our lives we would have come across names of the top 10 Philanthropic organisations across the world, with instances of getting overwhelmed by the scale of activity being spoken about.Let me provide an alternate theory. Let us begin with taking a combined value of these top 10 organisations which works out to roughly US$ 182 Billion (off which 23% is accounted for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Let me take the liberty of including a few more variables into this – 4 Billion [...]
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قياس أثر الإستثمارات الإجتماعية للشركات و الجهات المانحة – المملكة العربيّة السعوديّة

أتيحت لي الفرصة لأقدم ورشة تدريبية  تحت عنوان "المسؤوليّة الإجتماعيّة للقيادات"  خلال الملتقى الأوّل للمسؤولية الإجتماعيّة للشركات الذي عقد في مدينة الدمام يومي 5 و 6 مارس 2014: بحضور عدد كبير من الشركات الخاصّة  و العامّة, نخبة من العاملين في المؤسسات المانحة والداعمة للعمل الإجتماعي و الجمعيات الخيريّة من عدّة مناطق من المملكة العربيّة السعوديّة.شهد الملتقى توقيع العديد من الإتفاقياّت و علاقات شراكة بين العديد من المؤسسات المانحة وكبرى الشركات من القطاع الخاص إضافة الى منح الفرصة للحضور لتبادل الخبرات [...]
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Stakeholder’s Engagement as a Key to Sustainable Growth in the Arab Region

Having strong, honest and mutually beneficial relationships with local community groups ensures that all issues are approached openly and collaboratively and improves the effectiveness of companies’ development efforts. “Companies have about as much ability to choose their stakeholders as children have to choose their parents”; the location, scale and nature of operations are main factors that determine who is supposed to form the stakeholder group of a particular company and with whom organizations [...]
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Posted on Jul 1, 2013 by mohammad in Media Mentions, Social Impact Measurement with

Measuring Social Impact in the Middle East

 Our Co-Founder Monaem Ben Lellahom interview with the Gulf Business News and Analysis Newspaper talking about Social Impact Measurement as a new practice that Sustainable Square introduced to the Middle East market. 
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Interview: CSR & Sustainability in the Middle East

Interview conducted by Abeer Aslam, a Sustainability Practitioner in the Middle East in April 8th, 2013. Here are a few questions I’ve asked him to gain a further understanding of his take on the Middle East market for CSR.Interview:CSR and sustainability, trendy concepts in the Middle East market.  How do you see CSR being a part of the Middle East market? (Do you think the concept of CSR is a new concept for the region).I think that CSR has been very much part of our culture. Being born and raised [...]
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Measuring Social Impact – “Creating The Future Of The Social Edge”

A few years ago, most of the private sector companies, or CSR donors, probably wouldn’t have thought to ask organizations like INJAZ, Emirates Foundation and other non-profit organization in the region, what impact their financial or in-kind contribution will have at the end.They all have social, environmental and economic impacts that have an effect on the broader communityHow will they know when they have succeeded?How should they measure their social outputs?How should they measure the value of [...]
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