Established in 2009, CSR LEBANON S.A.R.L. is an independent consulting firm, a social enterprise aiming to raise awareness about Corporate Social Responsibility. Through our consultancy, from strategy to reporting, we provide a better understanding of the CSR concept among the public and private sectors, and in the community.

Our Vision

To Make CSR an essential part of our national culture; towards a National CSR Strategy 

Our Mission

To provide an informative platform to companies, and support  them in embodying CSR in their core business  strategies and  operations, aiming to align profitability  with sustainability and  human development.


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In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, corporations have an ethical and moral obligation to protect the environment not only through complying with regulations, but also by innovating and reducing their environmental impacts. A significant number of corporations have taken action on this objective by integrating green practices in their daily operations and products and promoting them among customers.


For corporations to survive and grow, they need to achieve a “social license” through getting involved in fulfilling direct community needs and providing sustainable solutions. Acting beyond formal regulatory processes, corporations can win their surrounding communities’ endorsement through timely and effective communication, meaningful dialogue, and impactful initiatives.


Displaying commitment to CSR is one way to achieve brand loyalty and build a positive reputation and goodwill with stakeholders. Winning the heart of your employees and community and saving on capital through mainstreaming ethical practices and enhanced management of resources can only improve a company’s bottom line on the long term.



CSR LEBANON works with companies to set a CSR vision, design, and implement a CSR strategy that leverages...more
We work with companies to create a reporting and communications strategy based on global standards and guidelines...more
CSR LEBANON advises corporations on how best to move forward with their CSR plans in a way that helps them protect...more
Our training workshops help companies better understand the CSR culture, adopt new CSR trends and communicate CSR...more
CSR LEBANON works with companies to develop highly collaborative and innovative engagement strategies ...more
CSR can no longer be considered as a luxury that companies use for short-term gains and brighter public exposure...more


  • H.E. Mr. Riad Salamé
    Governor, Banque du Liban
    Born on July 17, 1950 in Lebanon, son of Toufic SALAMÉ and Renée ROMANOS, Riad Salamé attended the Jesuits’ College of Notre -Dame de Jamhour and then graduated with a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut.
    Riad Salamé is the Governor of Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s Central Bank, since August 1, 1993. He was reappointed for three consecutive terms in 1999, 2005 and 2011.
    Governor Salamé is assisted in his functions by four vice-governors and the Central Council.

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  • H. E. Mr. Mohammad Machnouk
    Minister of the Environment in the Lebanese Government
    - Born in 1941.
    - Married to Minou Hexspoor and has four children.
    - Has a B.A. in political Science and Public Administration from AUB in 1968.
    - Has a degree in Media from University of Strasbourg in France in 1970.
    - Director General of the Beirut al Massa newspaper (1966-1973).

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  • Mr. Saad Azhari
    Chairman & General Manager, BLOM BANK
    Saad Azhari was born in 1961. He is the Chairman of BLOM BANK since 2008, and prior to that, between 2001 and 2007, he was the Vice-Chairman and General Manager of BLOM BANK. Mr. AZHARI also assumes several functions on the Board of Directors of BLOM BANK Group’s entities. He is, in addition, the Vice President of the Association of Banks in Lebanon since 2001. He joined BLOM BANK (SWITZERLAND) in 1991, was appointed its General Manager in 1997 and its Chairman in 2001.

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  • H.E. Mrs. Diana Janse
    Ambassador of Sweden to Lebanon
    Ambassador Diana Janse joined the Swedish Foreign Service in 1999. Since then, she has served in Belgrade, Moscow, New York, Kabul, at the EU Council Secretariat in Brussels and as Minister Carl Bildt’s special assistant and advisor.
    Before coming to Lebanon in September 2014, she served as the Swedish Ambassador of Georgia and Armenia.
    Before joining the MFA, Ambassador Janse worked in the Ministry of Defence and in the Swedish Military Intelligence.

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  • Mr. Alain Bejjani
    Chief Executive Officer, MAJID AL FUTTAIM HOLDING LLC
    Alain G. Bejjani is the Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim – Holding, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa. Combining business acumen with strategic leadership, Alain oversees the corporate centre of the business, representing shareholders’ interests across the portfolio of companies throughout the MENA region. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Holding, Alain was Chief Corporate Development and Brand Officer at Majid Al Futtaim – Holding.

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  • Dr. Joel Carboni
    President and Founder - GPM Global

    Dr. Carboni is a leading figure on sustainability in project management.  He is a graduate of Ball State University, holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment and has has over 18 years’ experience in portfolio, program and program management for government, banking, legal and big five consulting.
    He is the President of asapm The United State’s Member Association to the International Project Management Associaion and the founder of GPM Global (Green Project Management).

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  • Mr. Joseph Martin
    Director, Clean Energy and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
    Joseph is Director, Clean Energy and Sustainability Services with EY and is leading the Sustainability Consulting practice for EY MENA. He has directed Sustainability Strategy Development, Implementation and Reporting across MENA for Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Financial, Luxury Retail, Telecom and Family business groups. He has more than 30 years of Industrial and Consulting Experience in India and Middle East. He has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Indian Universities.

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  • Mr. Abdul Hafiz Mansour
    Secretary of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC)
    Mr. Mansour was appointed as the Secretary of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC- FIU of Lebanon) on June 1st 2010. He was elected as Vice Chairman for the Egmont Group in June 2015, and was elected as the Egmont MENA Regional Representative in January 2015. Before his appointment as the SIC Secretary, he was Chairing the Board Audit Committees of two commercial banks, the Board Audit committee of an Islamic bank, and Board member of Solidere (Beirut Central District reconstruction company). For intermittent periods, Mr. Mansour held advisory positions to their excellencies the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Lebanon.

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  • Mr. Filippo Addarii
    Director of International Strategy and Head of EuropeLab
    Filippo’s ambition is to reform Europe, through the power of networks, to fulfil its mission of global peace, prosperity and justice. He’s the Director of International Strategy and Head of EuropeLab at The Young Foundation (UK), and senior research associate at the Global Climate Forum, the Berlin-based research center for sustainable development. He is a Director of the impact investment fund Hub Launchpad (UK), in the French Movement of Social Entrepreneurs Mouves), and Nethical s.r.l. Italian company leader in e-healthcare.

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  • Mrs. Andrea Paniagua Borrego
    Trade and Investment Officer, ProMexico
    Andrea Paniagua is a Mexican public officer with more than 12 years of international experience. She served as part of the Mexican diplomatic corps until 2012 after which she moved to the United Kingdom to work closely with the private sector and advice on matters of social policy and development. As part of the Mexican Foreign Service, she served as Consul for Instinstituional Relations at the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, California were she has worked closely to implement social development policies amongst Mexican immigrants in California.

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  • Mr. Filippo Bettini
    Head of Group Sustainability & Risk Governance; Head of Group Reputation, PIRELLI
    Mr. Bettini holds a degree in bio-mechanical engineering from Politecnicoof Milan and Master in Business Administration from Bocconi University of Milan. He entered Pirelli in 2008 to manage some of the non-core activities of the Group while actively cooperating in company portfolio reshaping. He covers current role since 2010. From 2001 to 2008, he worked in Telecom Italia Group covering roles with increasing responsibility in innovation management until being appointed Chief Strategy Officer.

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  • "On the occasion of the 5th CSR LEBANON FORUM, I wish to recognize the progress made in instilling the culture of CSR in the business community and the consequent growth in the number, diversity and value of initiatives sponsored by this community. This development is due to the efforts of CSR LEBANON. Much remains to be done, however, in order to deploy all the synergies that only a concerted, focused national strategy can help achieve. I wish the Forum great success"

    H.E. Mr. Tammam Salam, Prime Minister of Lebanon
    10 July 2015
  • "There is no doubt that socially and environmentally responsible corporations will earn greater competitiveness, better relationships with their stakeholders, and more efficient risk management. On the banking level, CSR is essential to leverage customer confidence. We applaud CSR LEBANON’s efforts throughout the past Six years in building the foundations for proper CSR adoption in Lebanon. It has been a pleasure to be a strategic supporter of the CSRLEBANON FORUM since its establishment in 2009. This is an excellent regional business and social platform for sharing international knowledge and experience about Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility."

    H.E. Mr. Riad Salamé, Governor of Banque Du Liban
    25 June 2015
  • "CSR LEBANON, under the guidance of Mr. Khaled Kassar, is building momentum for sustainable business practices in Lebanon and the region, and its mission is to support companies seeking to develop their strategies inthis area. UNDP and CSR LEBANON recently signed an MOU in order to cooperate in preparing for the Lebanese CSR Country Report and move towards a national CSR agenda."

    Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UNGC
    18 May 2009
  • “I was very pleased to see so many entrepreneurs present at the 4th CSR LEBANON FORUM and ready to work in the true spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The European Union has been advancing in Lebanon on the practice of a ‘social contract’ and we are fully supporting CSR LEBANON, led by Mr. Khaled Kassar.”

    H.E. Mrs. Angelina Eichhorst, Head of EU Delegation to Lebanon
    10 December 2014
  • “Congratulations on the very considerable success of the conference. Having organized various events myself, I know just how much hard work has to go into such conferences. You did exceptionally well to get so many speakers from outside Lebanon. CSR LEBANON achieved an international level event in Beirut, one which we only see in annual conferences organized by global sustainability leaders like the UNGC, GRI, and the BITC."

    Professor David Grayson, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University UK, London
    20 March 2013
  • “Thank you for the opportunity to be part of such a great event. It is always great to hear from like-minded individuals who are passionate about sustainability.
    I attended the UN Global Compact’s 10th anniversary of the 10th Principle on Anti-Corruption in New York and the main theme was directly in line with the message that I took away from the CSR LEBANON Forum that "Values and principles should be a fundamental part of business transactions.”

    Dr. Joel Carboni, President and Founder, GPM Global, New York, USA
    10 December 2014
  • “Such a privilege to be part of the Conference again this year. Each year there is more passion, more knowledge and more examples of a Lebanese version of CSR. Long may it continue! Thank you all for making the Forum one of the highlights of the year, and I look forward to seeing you next year!"

    Mr. Dwayne Baraka, CEO, Value CSR, UK, London
    20 December 2014
  • “On behalf of my colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important conference. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of the Forum and the high caliber of speakers and audience from the corporate and academic sectors.”

    Dr. Ahmad Dallal, The Former Provost, American University of Beirut, AUB
    18 December 2014
  • “Thank you for all your efforts to promote CSR concepts and profound aims in Lebanon professional community through this forum. It has been a privilege and honor to participate.”

    Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, Former Associate Provost, Qatar Chair in Energy Studies & Professor of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, AUB
    10 December 2014

of consumers worldwide are willing to pay more for a product from a company they feel is socially responsible


of CEO’s believe that the greatest benefit of addressing sustainability is improved brand reputation.


of corporate social practices in lebanon remain philanthropic Not Strategic, with little consideration beyond PR.


of big Lebanese Firms have short-term “CSR initiatives”, yet only 2% of banks published official CSR reports.