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Shift Green

From Vision to Action

The Fourth Forum on Green Economy will be held this year under the theme “From Vision to Action” aiming to discuss the roadmap of the private sector to take a step forward from shaping visions to taking action not only to stop climate change and its devastating impact, but also reverse it.

The forum is held within the framework of the national efforts being exerted by the Egyptian government, and development partners - under directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi - to give priority to projects and programs for shifting to green economy, supporting climate action, and promoting development partnerships among the private sector as well as international and regional development institutions to achieve green and sustainable growth.

The forum also corresponds with the context of getting companies and parties concerned with green transition ready for the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP27) which Egypt will host in November 2022.

Over the past eight years, Egypt has taken serious strides for shifting to green economy. This included the launch of a national strategy for green economy, increase of the percentage of green investments in the state budget, and for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa, issuance of green bonds. Moreover, Egypt expanded development partnerships and integrated environmental sustainability standards and implemented many projects in the field of green economic development, such as renewable energy, transportation, sustainable cities, recycling, and cleaner industrial production. Additionally, Egypt adopted other measures that aimed to cut carbon emissions and pollution rates to provide healthy and sustainable environment for citizens, reduce poverty and face the impact of climate change.

This year's forum aims to review the practices of the business community in Egypt with regard to climate issues and adaptation in light of local and global challenges and Egypt's Vision 2030.

The forum will also highlight the efforts of the private sector and its attempts to adopt sustainable practices, reduce emissions, rationalize resources consumption and improve manufacturing processes. the forum will also address the role of business institutions and companies to boost the national strategy for green economy, curb the impact of thermal emissions and climate change, and unite efforts to achieve the best results for shifting to green economy.

Moreover, the forum’s sessions, activities, and training workshops will focus on increasing awareness of green economy and highlighting the benefit of green finance, sustainable investment opportunities, in addition to assessing social and environmental returns.

The forum also falls with the context of getting companies and the parties concerned with green transition ready for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) which Egypt will host this year 2022.

The forum will also:
  1. Shed light on green banking, the financial sector’s services, and funding of green projects as well as mechanisms of advanced risk management and climate change issues.
  2. Address green job opportunities due to be available under green economy.
  3. Provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators to show their green technology projects to share and exchange expertise, build effective partnerships, communicate with financing institutions, and benefit from the incentives and initiatives of government entities to serve climate action and green growth.

CSR Arabia

CSR Arabia is a company established in 2015, with the aim of spreading awareness among companies and state institutions on the importance of fulfilling their social responsibilities toward the community, and it plays an important role in creating a state of integration between all community work stakeholders; through organizing several conferences, forums and workshops.
CSR Arabia Philosophy is built around bridging between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and development. It also aims to ensure effective and dynamic channels of communication between governmental institutions, private sector and civil society organizations to support the alignment of CSR plans and activities with the overarching national policies and strategies of the government to achieve sustainable development.

Forum Experts

HE. Dr. Ashraf Sobhy

Minister of Youth And Sports

Dr. Nevin Riad Al-Kabbaj

Minister of Social Solidarity

H.E.Dr. Yasmine Fouad

Minister of Environment

Dr.Dalia Abdel Kader

Chief Sustainability Officer - Commercial International Bank (CIB)

Ms. Malak El Shishiny

Investment Director at Hassan Allam Utilities

Dr.Mathis Wackemagel

creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of Global Footprint Network

Mr. Sameh Saleh

Chief Operations Officer, Arabian Cement Co. (Egypt)

Ms. Nivanne Mortagy

CNorth Africa Lead -Upstream - Financial Institutions Group- Africa- International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Dr. Dina El-Kayaly

Chief Operating Officer at CSR Egypt

Dr. Emad Hassan

Project Manager, EBRD GEFF

Ms. Reem El Saady

Regional principal manager for the SMEs F & D (EPRD)

Ms. Donia El-Mazghouny

Managing Partner Mazghouny & Co. Law Office

Dr. Mohamed El Morsy

Country Head, Finance Motion GmbH

Dr. Basel Hussein Roshdy

CEO - Nile Capital Holding General Secretary - Egyptian Private Equity Association EPEA

Mr.Walid Labadi

Assistant General Counsel for Africa - IFC

Arch. Karim Farah

Green Building Expert Sustainability Consultant

Dr. Bassem Fahmy

Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institution UK Former UN Strategic Development Principal Adviser (MRTPI, PhD, MPhil, Oxford BU) Bariq International for consultations & management

Dr. Sayed El Okda

Professor of Occupational health and environment faculty of medicine Ain Shams Universty

Xan Northcott

YOUNGO Global ,Focal Point at UNFCCC

ENG. Abdallah Emad

National Focalpoint of COY17

Dr. Deb L.Morrison

climate and anti-oppression activist

Mostafa Ezz El-Arab

COP Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the Policy Unit at the Ministry of Youth and Sports

Mr. Abdelrahman Fahmy

Managing partner youthinkgreen Egypt

Mr. Mostafa Magdy

Associate to the Minister of Youth and Sports for Policies & Youth development

Ahmed Sabaa El-Leil

Member of the Arab Youth Council for Climate Change

Dr. Nasser Ayoub

CEO, EPD Egypt, Professor and Environmental Consultant, Certified LCAP, GSAS-CGP

Dr. Ehab Shalaby

Chairman of D-Carbon Egypt

Mr. Abdel Nasser Taha

President Founder of FIABCI Egypt Chapter (the international federation of Real Estate)

Ms. Shereen Shaheen

Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Middle East and Africa Tetra Pak

Dr. Moustafa Samir Moussa

Director of the Valley of Science & Technology (VST) - Zewail city of Science & Technology

Dr. Omar Elhosseiny Elnady

Researcher at the Economics and Energy Studies Unit at Egyptian Center for strategic studies, ECSS

Ms. Amal Ismail

Researcher at Egyptian Center for Strategic studies, ECSS


Shift Green From Vision to Action
About Forum

Schedule Plan

10:00 AM
10:30 AM

Opening Speeches

11:45 AM
11:55 AM


Egyptian Carbon Center
10:30 AM
11: AM

Opening session:

Public Private Partnership for Climate Finance
"Sustaining Sectors... Sustaining Growth
11:55 AM
1:15 PM

First Session

Green Investment Opportunities in Egypt and Means of Financing

In accordance with the efforts of the Egyptian Government towards achieving sustainable growth, many executive authorities have adopted strategies for green transformation led to creating investment opportunities for relevant parties. Therefore, this session aims to shed light on these opportunities and mechanisms for harvesting them and addresses the challenges that must be taken into consideration to expedite the exploitation of opportunities and turn them into supportive engines for the Egyptian economy.
  • Opportunities Map
  • Partnership between the private sector and the government
  • Challenges to be considered
1:15 PM
1:45 PM
Arch. Karim Farah
Green Building Expert Sustainability Consultant

Experts Talk:

(LEED)-(EDGE) Standards
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
Dr. Bassem Fahmy
Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institution UK Former UN Strategic Development Principal Adviser (MRTPI, PhD, MPhil, Oxford BU) Bariq International for consultations & management

Experts Talk:

Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities Standards
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
Dr. Sayed El Okda
Professor of Occupational health and environment faculty of medicine Ain Shams Universty

Experts Talk:

The Excellence Requirments for Green Sustainable Healthcare Facilities
2:15 PM
2:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM
4:15 PM
Dr. Nasser Ayoub
CEO, EPD Egypt

Experts Talk:

Carbon Footprint management
4:15 PM
5:15 PM

Third session

Growing sustainable sectors

Egypt is witnessing an impressive economic development and growth concentrated in certain sectors characterized by being the driving engine of green economy as they are the drivers of economic growth. Therefore, this session will shed light on the most important sectors that are expected to support the transformation towards green economy.
The Venue

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

Previous Events

1st CSR Arabia Forum

2nd CSR Arabia Forum

3rd CSR Arabia Forum