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Foundation held , Maat for Peace, Development, and Human Rights Yesterday, Saturday round table to discuss Improving legislation and procedures to advance corporate social responsibilityAnd hosted the table that was organized within the framework of the Foundation's implementation of a projectThe Universal Periodic Review as a Tool to Improve Public Policies during the Transition, Funded by the European Union over the course of 2016-2017, a group of parliamentarians, government officials, representatives of civil society organizations, media professionals and experts concerned with the issue, including Dr. Nasser Shehata, Legal Advisor to the CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Prof. Nancy Naseer, member of the Small Projects Committee in the House of Representatives, Professor. Shaima Ali Ali, Policy Officer at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Professor Tawheed Ramzi, Head of the Legal Affairs Sector at Misr El-Kheir Foundation.
The meeting discussed a set of recommendations that can be incorporated into the internal regulations of the new investment laws and NGOs, in addition to some proposed amendments to the tax law. Establishing an institutional unit at the Ministry of Investment to educate investors and society about social responsibility, monitoring and issuing reports, building the capabilities of employees working on the social responsibility file and educating the investor in turn through development plans in the governorates, setting a package of procedural and supervisory rules for the investor, coordination between civil society forces working on the issue , That the recommendations of the universal periodic review of corporate social responsibility are transformed into advertising the investment law with the creation of mechanisms to motivate companies to adhere to them, that the executive regulations of the investment law stipulate societal accountability within the framework of transparency and integrity, define a vision, strategy or program for the private sector through a development plan that includes Implementation goals And the creation of a database that includes local needs, which is updated annually at the governorate level.
The round table comes within the framework of Maat’s efforts to enhance the role of the universal periodic review to improve public policies and reform human rights in Egypt by adopting new policies compatible with international human rights standards, especially the UPR 2014 recommendations, through a set of alternatives, solutions, and legislative and policy proposals. Which the institution develops and sends it to the concerned authorities.