ABOUT US

Capital Concept is a recognized leader in sustainability advisory services, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessment services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We have been the front runners in advocating regional corporates, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), family owned (FOEs) and state owned (SOEs) enterprises, on the adoption of ESG best-in-class practices and on the implementation throughout the core management systems.

With over 20 years of experience, Capital Concept has been diligently analyzing governance practices, collecting data, running regressions and finding correlations between corporate behavior and economic resilience. In April 2013, Capital Concept became the first corporate governance (CG) advisory firm recognized by Lebanon’s Central Bank, Banque Du Liban (BDL), to review and rate the banking sector in Lebanon and the MENA region. We developed trustworthy methodologies to assess governance practices, control environments, disclosure and transparency, investor relations and women participation on board – among many others.

We provide extensive research that covers every level of operation, with an emphasis on bringing quality services to our clients. Through the outstanding combination of expert-led and data-driven research, we offer our clients a unique in-depth knowledge and expertise, and guide them towards making sound business, sustainable, and responsible investment decisions.

In December 2018, Capital Concept released its ESG Methodology developed in collaboration with United Nations Lebanon, IFC and EBRD making it fully aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Business and Human Rights Guiding Principles, UNIDO, ILO, FAO, UNDP, as well as international development funds’ investment expectations.

We offer on-demand support for a wide range of business operations, such as conducting research, assessments and peer reviews, advisory services to shareholders, board evaluation and training, board placement, remuneration and nomination services, as well as code of ethics and policy writing. In addition, it also advises institutional and retail investors in their due diligence process prior to completion of an investment in a company. Capital Concept’s services are tailored according to its clients’ needs to maintain a competitive value-based advantage in the market.

We believe that companies with sustainable business practices and high standards of environment, social, and governance will become the success stories of the future.

THE TEAM

Yasser Akkaoui

Chairman/CEO

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Farah Abou Salem

Senior Analyst

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Dina Zeidan

Operational Manager

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