The seminar discussed sustainability reporting and its importance in highlighting the company’s activities in environment, social responsibility and good governance. The seminar also focused on the importance of including sustainability concepts within the strategic plan of the company due to its correlation with risks and opportunities and its impact on investors and rating agencies. Speakers pointed out that Palestinian companies are being monitored and evaluated by sustainability rating agencies.
The Palestine chapter of MEIRA was launched in February 2012 and is headed by the Palestine Exchange. MEIRA was established in 2008, as an independent, not-for-profit organization with membership open to all investor relations, financial communications, and capital markets professionals throughout the Middle East region. It aims to enhance excellence in investor relations through the provision of executive training, professional qualifications, seminars and networking events, and works in partnership with stock exchanges, regulators and experts in the region.