Sustainable Investment Policy

Ahlia University

Ahlia University (AU), situated in the Kingdom of Bahrain, recognizes the critical role that its investment decisions play in shaping the future of the institution, the local community, the broader Gulf region, and the world at large. As a responsible educational institution committed to sustainability, social responsibility, and addressing global challenges such as climate change, AU is dedicated to implementing an Investment Policy that aligns with ethical, environmental, and socially conscious principles.

The Kingdom of Bahrain, like many countries in the Gulf region, faces unique economic and environmental circumstances that underscore the significance of responsible investment. In this context, AU seeks to play an active role in promoting sustainable development, supporting socially responsible enterprises, and contributing to the region’s economic growth in a sustainable manner.

Globally, the investment landscape is increasingly influenced by initiatives and policies centered around sustainability and climate change. Investors worldwide are recognizing the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations in their decision-making processes. AU aims to be at the forefront of this movement by integrating ESG criteria into its investment strategies.


The Investment Policy of AU will be guided by the following principles:

Sustainable Investment

Give priority to investments that align with sustainable development goals, support renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmentally responsible projects

Social Responsibility

Promote investments in companies and organizations that uphold human rights, fair labor practices, and contribute positively to local communities.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Support initiatives that aim to mitigate the impact of climate change and promote resilience in the face of environmental challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion

Encourage investments in businesses that promote diversity and inclusion in their operations and workforce.

Transparency and Accountability

Ensure transparency in investment decisions and hold investment partners accountable for their adherence to ethical and sustainable practices

Continuous Evaluation

Regularly assess the performance and impact of investments in line with ESG criteria and
adjust strategies accordingly.

Through this Investment Policy, Ahlia University strives to make informed investment
decisions that not only generate financial returns but also align with its core values of
sustainability and social responsibility. By adopting a responsible investment approach, AU
seeks to set a positive example for other educational institutions and contribute to the
creation of a more sustainable and equitable future for the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Gulf
region, and the global community.


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