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Sustainable Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region Report (English)

This is the first report measuring the amount of sustainable investment in the Middle East and North Africa. It assesses current levels of sustainable investment awareness, practices, and demand in the region and finds that while current volumes are small, there is scope for much greater sustainable investment in the region. The report also identifies opportunities to increase the flow of sustainable investment funds to the region. For the purpose of this report, sustainable investment is taken to mean investment techniques that integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) value drivers into financial research and investment process. The report includes Shari' ah-complaint investments within this definition. The assessment draws on available information from eleven key markets in the MENA region: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


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    Sustainable Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region Report

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Sustainable Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region Report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.