The consultant will assist the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of several activities in order to design and implement a sustainable investment framework and programme to promote and support sustainable enterprises and business projects in Egypt based on the following activities:
Organisation of a launch event in March,2023 allowing to:
Identify and gather relevant stakeholders (both governmental or private) to present the ambition of CLUSTER4GREEN sustainable investment programme as well as the standard proposal of IMPACT RATING online tool allowing to assess the sustainability of investment projects
Discuss the more relevant approach(es) to support sustainable investment in Egypt and the potential associated institutional schemes
Agree on a selection of economic, social, environmental & territorial criteria to be included in the national rating tool (out of 33 criteria included in the standard tool +identification of missing criteria)
Discuss the co-design and implementation process for CLUSTER4GREEN sustainable investment programme.
Design of the sustainable investment framework and programme:
This activity will consist of the following:
Defining and propose the scope of the sustainable investment framework and programme and supporting its implementation, including but not limited to the following:
Approach: type of activity to be implemented under the framework and programme (cf. Annex 2).
Review impact rating tools such as IMPACT RATING online tool and tools developed under the EMBRACE project.
Communication tools to be used to inform and engage relevant partners and promote the programme through the following process:
Conduct One-on-one meetings with relevant stakeholders and regular updates and discussions with the project partners (it is required to meet with (10) stakeholders /organizations).
Present and discuss the main objective and approach of CLUSTER4GREEN sustainable investment framework & program as well as the standard version of IMPACT RATING tool allowing to assess the sustainability of investment projects/ enterprises.
Define, design and propose the scope of the sustainable investment framework and submit recommendations on a selection of priority economic, social, environmental & territorial criteria to be included in the Egyptian national IMPACT RATING tool (out of 33 criteria included in the standard version of the tool).
Identify additional needed criteria when relevant, according to the national strategies, economic, social & environmental priorities in Egypt.
Discuss and propose appropriate approach to support implementation of the sustainable investment program and framework in Egypt and potential associated institutional schemes.
Propose incentives schemes by mapping the current incentives and proposing new potential incentives in addition to visibility and special facilitation services.
Organisation of Networking and dissemination events allowing to:
Identify and gather relevant stakeholders to present sustainable investment framework and programme: partner organisations involved in the implementation, organisations likely to support the implementation / promote the programme / raise awareness among potential final beneficiaries or support them
Prepare the event: agenda, communication outputs, presentation the proposed sustainable investment framework and programme, inspiring experiences identified in other Mediterranean and EU countries, methodology allowing to facilitate discussions for the forging of partnerships at the national levels.
Support the implementation of the event: presentation and/ or moderation, etc.
The Consultancy service is expected to start in Mach and last for 3-month timeframe (extend upon FEI approval with no extra fees). For its whole duration, the expert will work in close collaboration with the FEI team and the partner organisations that will be identified throughout the consultancy task. Ultimately, the expert will present their work as a full report submitted at the end of the implementation of the consultancy service.