Amr ElAlfy

Assistant Professor
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Dr. ElAlfy serves as a Co-investigator for the municipal net-zero action research partnership (N-ZAP)project, demonstrating his commitment to advancing sustainability on a local level.

His research focuses on exploring the intricate dynamics of sustainability, shedding light on non-financial reporting practices, and deciphering the materiality of sustainability risks and opportunities for investors. By bridging the gap between financial and non-financial metrics, his contributions aim to empower decision-makers with the knowledge to drive sustainable growth and responsible investment strategies. Dr. ElAlfy’s research has gained recognition from esteemed international academic editors and publishers, including renowned names such as Routledge, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Palgrave MacMillan, and Elsevier, who have featured his work in their publications.

Dr. ElAlfy has a long history of working in business development in multinational conglomerates, namely Nestlé and 3M, where he led the marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agendas for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region. Moreover, Dr. ElAlfy has played an instrumental role in the development and translation of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Universal and Sector standards, further solidifying his work as a driving force in the realm of sustainability disclosure and responsible business practices.


SUSM 602: Theories and Concepts of Sustainability Management

ENBUS 407:  Corporate Sustainability Accounting and Reporting

ENBUS 302: Strategies for Environment and Business

Selected publications

Driver T., ElAlfy A., Weber O. (2023) The Future of Standardized Sustainability Reporting. Waterloo, ON: Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Oyegunle A., Weber O., ElAlfy A. (2023) Carbon Costs and Credit Risk in a Resource-Based Economy: Carbon Cost Impact on the Z-Score of Canadian TSX 260 Companies. Journal ofManagement and Sustainability, 13(1).

ElAlfy A., Geobey S., Weber O. (2021). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): "A rising tide lifts all boats"? Global Reporting Implications in a Post SDGs World. the Journal of Applied Accounting Research.

Folger-Laronde Z., Pashang S., Feor L., ElAlfy A. (2020). ESG ratings and financial performance of exchange-traded funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 1-7.

ElAlfy A., Darwish K. M., Weber O. (2020). Corporations and sustainable development goals communication on social media: Corporate social responsibility or just another buzzword? Sustainable Development, 28(5), 1418 -1430.


Doctor of Philosophy – Sustainability Management 2020, University of Waterloo – Waterloo, ON, Canada

Master of Arts – International Development Studies 2015, Saint Mary’s University – Halifax, NS, Canada

Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Finance 2005, Ain Shams University, School of Business – Cairo, Egypt

Research Interests

  1. Comprehensive Sustainability Reporting
  2. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting
  3. Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Social Media Analytics and Corporate Sustainability
  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) frameworks.