Category Archives: Sustainability Strategy and Integration

East Africa / Kenya 2016 Business Sustainability Roadmap

In recent years, economies in Africa have grown more rapidly than any other time in history. Traditional investors in Sub-Saharan Africa have been joined by local and regional investors, in exploiting the rich natural resource base and market potential to boost profitability and community good. This unprecedented growth and development has shown the potential to lift millions of Africans out of poverty and enhance self-sustaining economies and livelihoods.Unfortunately, Africa’s development challenges [...]
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India: Business Sustainability Roadmap for 2016

With the New Year, arrives a sea of recommended changes and trends to watch in the coming year. The waves of which, as tall they are to read on paper, generally come with a multitude of challenges. The most pressing challenge is effective implementation. The resolution of said challenges result in the full social participation of an organization.With the launch of the CSR Laws in India, a clear distinction popped between the companies who had a game plan of how to handle it and the others were clueless [...]
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Middle East: 2016 Business Sustainability Roadmap

In 2015, we presented a Sustainability Road Map for the Middle East.  Some of the most discussed topics included the increased exposure to young people being educated on topics related to sustainability, how governance and sustainability can be integrated, the negative correlation between sustainability regulation and innovation, that confusion between sustainability frameworks and standards is normal, and solutions to struggles can often be as simple as finding a good partner. Since the release of [...]
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غرفة عجمان توقع إتفاقية تعاون لمركز عجمان للمسؤوليّة المجتمعيّة

 غرفة عجمان توقع إتفاقية تعاون لمركز عجمان للمسؤوليّة المجتمعيّةوقّعت غرفة تجارة وصناعة عجمان إتفاقية تعاون لمركز عجمان للمسؤوليّة المجتمعيّة مع شركة ميدان الإستدامة للإستشارات والدراسات، في خطوة تعكس مساعي غرفة عجمان لتفعيل دور المركز في زيادة الوعي والثقافة بدور المسؤولية المجتمعية لدى المجتمع بما يحفز دور مجتمع الاعمال للقطاع الحكومي والخاص بإستدامة تلك الممارسات. وقع من جانب غرفة عجمان سعادة ناصر الظفري ـ الرئيس التنفيذي لمركز عجمان للمسؤولية المجتمعية، ومن جانب شركة سستينبل سكوير للاستشارات و [...]
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Sustainable Square Founders Contributing to a Sustainable Africa

The Co-Founders of Sustainable Square - Eric Hensel and Monaem Ben Lellahom participated in the 5th cycle of the Africa CEO Round-Table and Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (AR-CSRTM) in Lagos on the 19th and 20th November 2015 – The most prestigious annual Sustainability conference in Africa.The AR-CSRTM 2015 themed under ‘From Corporate Governance to Sustainable Governance.’ Featured the Keynote address delivered by Prof. Mervyn King Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate [...]
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Monaem Ben Lellahom’s Speech at the Global Sustainability Conference 2015

Our Founding Partner Monaem Ben Lellahom - delivered a session at the Global Sustainability Conference 2015 which took place in Mumbai India. Monaem's session focused on proposing a Global Sustainability Road map that  tackles the most urgent practices useful to support change in the corporate sector.To do so, I’m using the Balanced Scorecard Model; as put forth by Drs. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton in early 1990, which is a strategic planning and management system that is used extensively in [...]
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The Global Business Sustainability Roadmap 2015

Every year, experts share their views and predictions on the most critical upcoming CSR and sustainability trends. Their opinions are widely shared within social media channels and may even become topical lectures for freeriding university professors.After examining as many articles as I could regarding the 2015 global sustainability trends, I noticed a “trend” of my own; there was no real trend at all.  After questioning whether my peers really understand the meaning of the word trend, I came to the [...]
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Sustainable Square experts advise key Saudi organizations at the 1st Forum on Social Responsibility in Dammam

Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 5, 2014 - Sustainable Square experts advise key Saudi organizations at the 1st  Forum on Social Responsibility in the Saudi organizations organized by Dammam University at Sheraton Dammam. In partnership with the Global Expert Cabinet for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Sustainable Square participated at 1st forum of the social responsibility in the Saudi organizations organized by Dammam University at Sheraton Dammam.Sustainable Square – represented [...]
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Pourquoi Les Entreprises Tunisiennes Ne Profitent Pas Assez De La RSE

La Responsabilité et la Soutenabilité des Entreprises (RSE) est la déclinaison à l’entreprise du concept de développement durable ou soutenable recherchant une convergence entre la performance économique, le progrès social et sociétal, le respect de l’environnement ainsi que le bien-être des employés au sein du milieu de travail.Une véritable démarche RSE intégrée par les entreprises peut générer de meilleures performances financières, ainsi que favoriser l’amélioration de ses capacités de négociation, [...]
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CSR in the Eyes of Economists

What do economists have to say about CSR?  The leading economists almost universally see CSR in its archaic practice, as a waste.  Milton Friedman, an economist-idol says “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits”.I now understand why I am such a skeptic of CSR and sustainability and, for that matter, NGOs.  I am an economist.  It is nearly impossible for us, bottom line thinkers, to evaluate, assess, and report that CSR activities are worthwhile for anything more than a promotional [...]
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