A socially responsible investor.
Environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) criteria are fundamental to Al Mada’s investment decisions. In particular, Al Mada includes the the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in its analysis, investment and support processes.
This CSR dimension is central in two ways:
Al Mada follows a policy of investing in companies whose activities have a positive impact on socioeconomic development in the countries where they operate.
Then, once a company joins its portfolio of assets, Al Mada sets it various obligations in terms of CSR. Al Mada encourages and supports actions taken by its affiliates, through its CSR & Sponsorship Committee. Specific actions plans are drafted in collaboration with the companies they invest in, designed to set targets and roll-out programs suited to the specific nature of every company, depending on their area of business, their location and their sensitivity.
Through a dedicated foundation, Al Mada contributes to social solidarity towards the most underprivileged in society, to the reintegration of prisoners, to cultural and sports activities and to education and health.
Al Mada is active in business sectors of structural importance to Africa’s economies and societies, where its investments generate positive impacts.
With a diversified investment portfolio, Al Mada is currently active in seven main business sectors, either as a reference shareholder or as a co-shareholder.