We create and disseminate research related to sustainability management, social entrepreneurship and inclusive growth.

We offer the following solicited and unsolicited research and knowledge creation on:

Regional Research
Country Diagnostics
Thematic Policy Briefs & White Papers
Comparative Studies
Case Studies

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Our Publications:

Trends in Responsible Business Practice and Social Entrepreneurship:

An Overview of the Arab Region (2016)

This first-of-its-kind, in-depth study on responsible business practice and social entrepreneurship in the Arab Region conducted by Ahead of the Curve, The American University of Beirut, represented by the Olayan School of Business, and The American University in Cairo (AUC), represented by the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement. Based on over 150 in-depth interviews and eight focus group discussions with decision-makers and stakeholders in the corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship fields across 7 Arab countries, namely: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

يمكنكم تحميل النسخة العربية من الدراسة هنا. 

Expanding Horizons in Development

The Rising Role of the Private Sector  (2016)

Published by UNDP and the Egyptian Ministry of Investment, this publication marks the second edition of the Business Solutions for Human Development Report. With ATC Cofounder Dina Sherif as Lead Author, as well as chapters by our other Cofounder Mohamed El-Kalla and ATC Senior Researcher Salma El-Sayeh, this report discusses recent trends and best practices in private sector engagement to tackle societal challenges in Egypt.

Entrepreneurial Compass:

Your Guide to Start Ups and Funding in the MENA Region (2015)

Commissioned by INJAZ Al-Arab and Boeing, this ATC-authored study is a comprehensive secondary analysis that maps financing opportunities for entrepreneurs, as well as strengths and weaknesses of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across 6 Arab countries: Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It includes a listing of available financing opportunities, as well as an analysis of the 6 countries’ respective financing ecosystems.

Communicating Corporate Sustainability in the MENA Region

A comparative study on non-financial reporting across 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (2014)

Conducted and published in collaboration with the GIZ and its Responsible and Inclusive Business Hub (RIBH MENA), this study examines trends in sustainability reporting among stock listed private sector companies in the MENA region. The study provides an integrated view of the incidence, frequency and content of sustainability reports published by companies across 17 countries and over 25 industry sectors.

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