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CSR challenges in Egypt

In February, Business Sweden together with the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo organised a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility. The purpose of the workshop was to promote Swedish business initiatives and raise awareness of sustainable business among Egyptian companies.

The one day seminar was held at the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo with about 65 people participants from the Egyptian business community, Government and private organisations Among the guests were Arab Contractors, Unilever and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The panel consisted of five Swedish and Egyptian CSR active companies; Vodafone, Etisalat, ABB, Ericsson and Purcell Systems. Debates were held on anti-corruption and human rights, and the participants had the chance to discuss the greatest challenges for the implementation of CSR in Egypt.