CSR Annual Report 2019
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The CSR Centre is delighted to share with you its 7th Annual CSR Report entitled “Report on CSR in Bangladesh 2019 – Encouraging Youth as Changemakers.” Over the years the CSR Report published by the CSR Centre has highlighted interesting thematic issues in regards to critical agendas both at national and global levels. The last three reports had emphasized on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a lot has been happening around the world but if we take a look at Bangladesh there are unique opportunities of engagement and we through this report would like to continue sharing all the examples on corporate sustainability through the SDG lens. This issue of the Report has emphasized on how today’s young generation of entrepreneurs is envisioning a changing world through innovation to achieve certain SDGs. We know that technology has come a long way and in Bangladesh has stimulated positive growth and impact. There have been many social innovators and this report highlights some of their stories.

We would also like to share a section on the United Nation’s largest CSR/ sustainability platform known as the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the initiatives being undertaken by the various Local Networks in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, Indonesia, Turkey with a glimpse by UNGC office in New York’s specific initiative on youth innovation through the Young SDG Innovators Program.

I would like to thank all the contributors to this report through case studies, interviews and articles we have been able to capture the “Youth as Changemakers”. Thanks to bKash, Shuttle, BRIDGE Foundation, LightCastle Partners, Mastul Foundation, MindMatters and JAAGO Foundation for their time and interest in sharing their thoughts. I take the opportunity to especially thank H.E. Charlotta Schlyter, Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh for sharing her insights on the SDGs and the priority of the Swedish government for young people in the society. We hope you will enjoy reading this CSR Report!