IRI first year milestone: Members from more than 50 countries

The Islamic Reporting Initiative now has members in 50+ countries. Since its establishment just over a year ago, the IRI has built incredible momentum worldwide and continues to build active support across all sectors.

Dr Abdel-Aziz Sharabati, Board Member of the foundation for the IRI, stated: “This latest milestone in the development of the IRI is a clear sign that we are on the right track. We are seeing that all over the world, people are becoming increasingly aware of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and that they recognize great practical potential in addressing these goals from an Islamic perspective.”

The IRI, a not-for-profit organization, is established by and for organizations across all sectors as an independent organization to guide businesses in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals by building on the strengths of Islamic principles and values. Adopted by world leaders in 2015, these ‘Global Goals’ are set to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Since its launch in 2015, the IRI has been commended by the UN Global Compact Foundation and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and a growing membership base now spanning 50 countries.

OIC: “The OIC is dedicated to preserving and promoting Islamic values of peace, equality, human dignity, and environmental prosperity. The IRI, in its journey towards making business responsible through the application of CSR and CSR reporting, has many values aligned with our own. The OIC commends the IRI in its efforts in promoting economic, social and environmental prosperity in a manner that is not only impact-oriented and sustainable, but culturally relevant and responsive”.

By activating local and regional business communities worldwide to be part of the solution, the Islamic Reporting Initiative has the potential to systemically advance societies, the environment and the economy on a global scale.

The IRI encourages governments, businesses and philanthropists to support the IRI in making our shared vision a reality. To find out more about getting involved, please see

Article: IRI membership reaches 50 countries.