CSR Annual Report 2015
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It is with immense pleasure that the CSR Centre launches its “Report on CSR in Bangladesh 2015: Transforming into a Value Driven Society”. I would specifically like to thank those companies and organizations who have contributed to Bangladesh’s CSR landscape and have shared their CSR journey within the realm of this report.

Through the case stories and interviews on women’s empowerment, education, agriculture and access to energy it has been possible to highlight the positive contributions in each of these issues in the spirit of partnerships by the various stakeholders. We appreciate the interviews from Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, the Speaker of the Parliament; Mr. Mikail Shipar, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment and Begum Yasmin Sultana, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industries of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in playing a critical role in transforming the ways of engagement with private sector and development partners. I would like to thank the former Ambassador for Netherlands in Bangladesh Mr. Gerben de Jong on his insights into women empowerment and the private sector in Bangladesh. A special thanks to all our corporates, both national and international development partners and UNGC members for sharing their stories with us.

Lastly I would like to thank the CSR Centre Board of Trustees for its strategic guidance and support as well as the CSR Centre’s report drafting team who has worked relentlessly over the past few months to publish this report.

In the past few years “CSR “has been the driver towards changing the way businesses think and operate. Globally and in Bangladesh more and more corporates are practicing responsible business through various long term partnerships. State actors and businesses realize that working within a multi-stakeholder approach will transform towards a value driven society and assist in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh.