Center for Sustainability and Climate

Prince Sultan University

Center for Sustainability and Climate


Special Issue "Comparative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

Prof. Mohammad Nurunnabi July 07,2022

This Special Issue is designed to spotlight contemporary research on comparative corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The impact of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require changes in business attitudes and behaviours. For example, in support of the UN SDGs agenda 2030, CSR Europe is setting the foundations for being the European Business Hub for the SDGs. CSR Europe engages and supports over 10,000 enterprises already active in 41 CSR National Partners Organisations (

Special Issue "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Developing Countries: Current Trends and Development"

Prof. Mohammad Nurunnabi July 07,2022

This Special Issue is designed to spotlight contemporary research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries, with preference given to research emphasizing local or context. Previous research on CSR has been focused principally based on the western contexts in the last 40 years. The Special Issue will, therefore, provide an opportunity for contributors to spotlight their contributions to the broad fields of business, economics, political science, law accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain, international business and management are all welcome. The following themes would be of particular interest (NB: this list is not exhaustive):

COVID-19: Corporate governance in emerging economies will have to change.

Prof. Mohammad Nurunnabi July 15,2020

In this report Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi explores how COVID-19 exposes the challenges to corporate governance practices in emerging economies, in particular AGMs, executive pay, audit committee, and disclosure. Despite the enormous challenges COVID-19 poses, he argues it should be seen as an opportunity for reform of their corporate governance structure.

Impact of COVID-19: How CEOs Respond to SMEs Recovery Planning in Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mohammad Nurunnabi, Dr. Hisham Muhammad Alhawal, Dr. Zahirul Hoque June 25,2020

Businesses have been forced to find creative and innovative ways of addressing some of the great challenges facing our world resulting from COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents an analysis of the findings from the interviews of chief executive officers (CEOs) of 111 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia. Three key areas are highlighted: a) challenges that SMEs in Saudi Arabian businesses are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic; b) the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on their businesses; and c) their recovery plans to sustain in their business.

The Impact of COVID-19 on SME in Saudi Arabia: A Large-Scale Survey

Dr. Hisham Mohammed Alhawal, Prof. Mohammad Nurunnabi, Professor Nourah Al-Yousef May 21,2020

The report evaluates the impact of COVID-19 on SME in Saudi Arabia. The General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises conducted a large-scale survey of 918 MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) from Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Qassim, Eastern Region, Asir, Tabouk, Hail, Northern Border, Jazan, Najran, Al-Baaha, and Al-Jowf.

Impact of Covid-19 and SME Employment in Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mohammad Nurunnabi, Dr. Hisham Mohammed Alhawal, Professor Nourah Al-Yousef May 20,2020

The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had far-reaching consequences in both social and economic impact. The number of job creation in Saudi Arabia for SME in March 2020 has been decreased by 59%. However, the net employment (job creation) in March 2020 is 37,432.