Aligning CSR with the Qatar National Vision 2030

CSR Qatar Summit 2014

The popularity of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is growing. In a country like Qatar, CSR initiatives are driven by strong socio-cultural factors which already promote such values. Although traditionally it has been seen as a philanthropic practice, most businesses are now understanding the value CSR adds to the bottom line.

A recent study done by Informa Middle East, involving over 60 CSR experts revealed several CSR trends in Qatar. These trends encapsulate the current status and the future potential of this sector in the country.

According to Rob Sherwin, GM of Corporate Affairs and Deputy Country Chairman at Qatar Shell, “CSR activities have been aligned with the Qatar’s National Vision 2030’s priorities-moving away from philanthropy and towards sustainable partnerships that deliver measurable social impact for Qatar. Companies are now choosing to support initiatives where they can bring one or more of their core skills to the partnership.”

Access the full report here.

CSR Qatar 2014