Lebanon Collaboration for the SDGs

First Event

  • Youth Innovation Lab:

The project will offer numeracy, literacy and entrepreneurship programs to about 15,000 youths. Programs will be set up in the more vulnerable areas so as to offer kids opportunities and alternatives.

  • Partnership objectives: The private sector can engage through seed funding accelerators, offering mentorship programs and in-kind donations for startups, as well as taking into consideration UNICEF’s business principles and children’s rights.
  • Project Objectives:

The project aims to lower the carbon emissions and make use of more sustainable forms of energy.

  • Partnership objectives:

Have the private sectors invest in renewable (“green”) energy through loans/grants offered to them over 10 years with minimal interest rates (0.6 to 1%) and a 4 year grace period.

UNDP (Anti-corruption and Integrity in Arab Countries)
  • Project Objectives:

The project aims to prepare the quality of the legislation being prepared, come up with a strategy as to how the corruption must be approached and raise awareness (especially among the youth) as to what is right and what is wrong in order to reduce the corruption.

  • Partnership objectives:

Aid the UNDP in their goal to raise awareness and reduce corruption.

  • New Joiner Development Program:

Offers the employees, as well as children, opportunities and allows them to further their education through training hours, sponsorships…

  • SME Banking:

Cater to the needs of the SMEs’ as they are a major component of the local economy.

  • Grow Green:

Program launched at the bank for sorting, recycling, monitoring waste and carbon emissions. It saved about 378, 000 trees, and induced a drop of 2% in carbon emissions despite the bank’s growth.

  • com:

The project consists of an electronic platform that allows women to post their products and have their own online store in order to enhance their businesses and broaden their horizons.

  • Partnership Objectives:

The project requires partnership as the NGO needs help with developing its website.

  • Project Objectives:

The goal is to promote women empowerment and achieve gender equality.

  • KIP Project:

The project studies how academia and the private sector can support the work done to further gender empowerment (especially women empowerment). 15 studies were done. However, the theme that emerged: specifically was sexual harassment (in the workplace, on the streets…). A conference will be held in March building a multi sectorial multi-disciplinary dialogue to combat gender related harassment.

  • Partnership Objectives:

The project urges all sectors to make sure the management, employees, students are well-briefed on HR policies in order to be rid of sexual harassment.

  • Project Objectives:

The organizations intend to establish an environmental center that would educate students on the environment and the problems it faces, offer them solutions and motivate them to make a lifelong commitment to the environment by raising awareness on the importance of energy efficiency, water conservation and pollution reduction.

  • Partnership Objectives:

The government, the civil society, as well as the private sector.

Lebanon Collaboration for the SDGs

Second Event


Go Green Strategy

SDG 13: Climate Action

Objectives: Fransabank works on incorporating climate and environmental concerns in their products and services through:

  1. Minimizing environmental footprints
  2. Creating general internal and external awareness
  3. Transmitting the Bank’s commitment to their clients

Challenges: embedding a new culture within the bank and proving to customers the importance of energy efficiency measures

150 sustainable energy projects were financed for over USD 120 million, at end of year 2015



7: affordable and clean energy

9: industry innovation and infrastructure

13: climate action

Environmental objectives:

Improve employee awareness of environmental issues

Waste Reduction

Ensure safe use of solvents

Ensure proper disposal of generated waste

Reduce excess solvent use

Ensure proper maintenance for all equipment

Preserve natural resources by reducing consumption of

nonrenewable natural resources

Ensure readiness in case of emergency situation

Corporate Social Responsibility Outcomes:

  1. Preservation of natural resources by reducing consumption of non-renewable natural resources
  2. Minimization of pollution

Grant Research Program

Objective: designed to support research projects fully or partially from various institutions in Lebanon in all fields of knowledge.

Priorities for 2016: cultural heritage, Arabic Language and history, sociology and political science, economics and finance, medical studies, agriculture and food, environment and natural resources, basic science and engineering


We Initiative

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Objective: Launched in March 2012, it is the first comprehensive program dedicated to the economic empowerment of women in the Middle East.

This initiative goes beyond financial services to provide women with: non-financial products and services such as trainings, educational workshops, networking events, a dedicated online platform and advisory services to enhance their professional and personal lives.

Lebanon Collaboration for the SDGs

Third Event

Banque Du Liban: Mr. Raed Charaffedine

SDG 1: No poverty

Objective: BDL works on ending poverty in all its forms everywhere through:

  • Works on reducing the exposure of the whole economy to financial shocks and crisis.

SDG 2 (zero hunger) & 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure)

Objective for SDG 2: BDL works on ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoted sustainable agriculture.

Objective for SDG 9: BDL is continuously encouraging the building of resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Promoted agricultural and industrial sectors and activities through incentivizing banks to give its actors credits with minimal interest rates.
  • Given credits in Lebanese pounds to SME’s working in agriculture, industrial and high tech sectors

SDG 5: Gender equality

Objective: BDL strives to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Worked on empowering women through providing them with equal opportunities of leadership and employment (51% of employees at BDL are women).

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

Objective: BDL has collaborated with several companies in order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

  • Collaborated with several organizations to give eco-friendly loans in energy sectors to banks with minimal interest rates.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Objective: BDL works on promoting sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

  • Strived to maintain economic stability through maintaining inflation rates between 0 and 4%, promoting productive sectors, and enabling MSME’s access to finances.

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Objective: BDL constantly works on reducing inequality among and within countries.

  • Lobbied with all Arab members of the AMF (Arab Monetary Fund) for a better representation and voice of our countries in decision making within global international institutions such as the World Bank and the international monetary fund.

SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Objective: BDL strives to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

  • Led prospective projects to support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development.

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Objective: BDL works on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • Being an active member in the steering committee for sustainable public procurement, BDL Strives to promote sustainable public procurement principles.

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Objective: BDL promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, build effective accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

  • Called since 2001 for the adoption by the Parliament of a law that prohibits money laundering and terrorism financing

à BDL has already started implementing most of the SDG’s in its scope of work, BDL aims to inspire and lead by example the concerned stakeholders from the public, civil and civic sectors.


SDG Number 17: Partnership for the Goals: Partnered with the ministry of the environment on their project go green

SDG number 3: Shtrumph aims to raise awareness to its guests about food safety.

    • Shtrumph strives towards a 0 waste program in its operations
    • Has a very low turnover rate of its employees (8%)
    • Happy companions program: 1 branch manager every month takes one or several disabled people to a nice area of Lebanon to spend the day there
    • At Christmas, employees save money before Christmas and then go spend the day with families in need.
ONLIVERY: Mr. Daniel Kofdralli

SDG 2 (zero hunger): big community over 400,000 people and over 500 restaurants.

Objective: Onlivery believes in synergies and in the Lebanese community.

  • Helps donner sang compter in their events
  • Helped in Ahmad Sherkawi’s initiative to feed street helpers with 200 meals.
  • Helped raise funds for the Lebanese Autism society, through the Onlivery app
DIET CENTER: Sawsan Wazzan

SDG 2 (Zero hunger): Donated free meals for needy people during the holy month of Ramadan in collaboration with several other organizations.

Collaborated to help feed 40 elderly people for 3 consecutive months free of charge.

SDG 3 (Good health and wellbeing): Continuously researched and innovated through new food programs and new products to help the community.

SDG 4 (Quality education): Gives free awareness sessions about healthy eating habits at schools, colleges and municipalities.

SDG 5 (Gender equality): Empowered girls and women through internships and mentorships programs.

SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth): Hired 8 people with disabilities on the Diet Center team.

SHAREQ: Samer Sfeir

Mummy made social enterprise is comprised of 2 branches: Distributed more than 50,000 meals for children or youth with social and financial challenges funded by CSR or by donors.

MODON GROUP: Aya Ibrahim

SDG 6: Aims towards having an integrated water management plan

SDG 7: Modon group has established a department for solar energy and many clients are interested in the solar energy sector.

ECO SOLUTIONS: Gilbert Tegho

Meets 10 SDG’s such as: SDG 3-good health and wellbeing, SDG 6-clean water and sanitation, SDG 7-affordable clean energy, SDG 8-decent work and economic growth, SDG 11-sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13- climate action, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: partnerships for the goals.