CSR Centre

Commitment . Sustainability . Responsibility

Vision:

To be the catalyst for better society by encouraging public, private and development sectors towards promoting responsible business

Mission:

To be the innovator for a positive change in society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

 

Established with private sector start-up funding to raise awareness about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the CSR Centre’s goal is to promote sustainable development through responsible business practices. Registered as a Trust, under the Trust Act 1882, the autonomous CSR Centre was set up as a non-profit organization in August 2007 and launched publicly in September 2007 under the direction of a Board of Trustees comprised of leading private sector companies and think tanks.

The primary objective of the Centre is to become the prime source of information, resources, and advisory services on CSR in Bangladesh, and the operational principal is to contribute to achieving the human development targets set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  through private sector led growth.

Along with the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), the CSR Centre is the joint focal point for United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in Bangladesh. The Centre is the principal promoter of the UNGC and its principles in the country. The Centre is also a member of a regional CSR platform called South Asian Network on Sustainability and Responsibility (SANSAR). Currently, SANSAR has five member countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Centre has wide access to different business sectors and a strong local and international network to promote responsible business practices. Apart from this, the CSR Centre has conducted several studies on behalf of foreign investors regarding the present CSR positioning and sustainability issues in different business sectors in different areas of Bangladesh.

CSR Centre is capable of providing services for CSR policy development, capacity building programs, trainings and workshops on CSR topics, guidance on international standards (SA8000, BSCI, etc.), corporate governance, and stakeholder engagement and dialogue.