This 15th issue of the Hawkamah Journal focuses on how the MENA region can, through improved ESG practices, help attract foreign direct investment and deepen the region’s stock markets.
Corporate governance standards across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), like most of emerging markets, typically trail those in developed markets.
COVID-19 has wrought havoc around the world. How have markets valued environmental, social and governance factors during the pandemic?
There have been considerable advancements in recent years in improving the corporate governance environment throughout the MENA region.
The COVID-19 pandemic – and the global response to it – is a serious threat not only to global health, but to our communities, our economies and our investments.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are under ever-increasing scrutiny as investors and companies globally become more socially and environmentally conscious and the potential financial benefits are gradually understood.
There is widespread acknowledgement among investors and business leaders that a company’s ability to address material Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) concerns will have a significant impact on its long-term sustainability and intrinsic value.
The global Covid-19 pandemic is serving as a litmus test for companies’ business resilience, strength of leadership, agility of workforce, financial robustness, and perseverance to maintain their corporate purpose amid unprecedented challenges.
During these difficult times, many articles and research papers highlight how leaders should behave during a crisis, from speedy decisions, to adapting boldly to the new normal, taking ownership of problems, taking care of their teams and leading with aut
Before your company emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, spend a day, as a board, asking this question and setting the horizon. That way you can, as a director, influence long term outcomes profoundly and perhaps gain significant long-term strategic advantag