IRI certification for leading philanthropic organization

In March, employees of the Al Jisr Foundation in Oman completed the IRI certified training program in sustainable development. The 3-day course was held at Al Jisr’s office in Muscat and included stand-alone lectures, hands-on teamwork, and project-specific workshops during which the employees examined relevant examples of best practice.

Together, the staff formed a clear strategic vision for Al Jisr’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and made a start on finding effective sustainable solutions for community projects in which they are involved. The organization plans to produce its first annual sustainable development report in 2019.

Mohamed Amersi, Chairman of the IRI Board of Trustees, said: “We are delighted to have certified employees of the Al Jisr Foundation in Oman for their knowledge and expertise in sustainable development. Al Jisr is widely respected for its visionary leadership and track record in the field of philanthropy, and we look forward to achieving many more milestones together in pursuit of our shared goals.”

A family Zakat foundation, Al Jisr follows in the footsteps of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) by focusing on strategic philanthropy initiatives which have the potential to leverage high-impact, transformative change. Specifically, the organization focuses on (emergency) healthcare and education.

Sultan Al Busaidi, Director of the Al Jisr Foundation: “As a Zakat foundation, Islamic values and principles are at the heart of everything we do. Recognizing the compatibility between Islamic values and the more general values which underpin ‘modern’ concepts of sustainability and CSR, the comprehensive training course delivered by the Islamic Reporting Initiative provided a balanced introduction which was both highly relevant and intrinsically effective.”

With members in more than 50 countries, the IRI is an independent non-profit organization leading the creation of a unique reporting standard for sustainable development based on Islamic values and principles. By making sustainability and CSR culturally relevant, the IRI, whilst systemically advancing the implementation of the universally adopted Sustainable Development Goals, aspires to effectively accelerate the uptake of sustainable development through nearly a quarter of the world’s population with custodianship for vast reserves of natural resources.

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