Dialogue Series on CSR in Action

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Event Name : Recent Events

Date : 12 April, 2007- ,

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The Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) organized the 18th Roundtable on CSR Practices and Challenges in Bangladesh on Thursday April 12, 2007. The roundtable was chaired by Mr. Farooq Sobhan, President of BEI.

The roundtable is a part of the dialogue series on CSR in Action that the CSR Centre organizes every month to hear the perspectives of key stakeholders and raise awareness on CSR practices and implementation challenges in Bangladesh.

At the 18th roundtable, presentations were made by Mr. Asif U Ahmed, Economic Empowerment Coordinator of CARE Bangladesh and Mr. Sabbir bin Shams, Executive Director, Advancing Public Interest Trust (APTI)

Speakers at the roundtable stressed the need for strengthening the CSR dimension by engaging various constituencies in dialogues on CSR.

The speaker from CARE Bangladesh, Mr. Ahmed, said that his organization is constantly engaged in initiatives with private sector, business associations and NGOs to raise awareness on the business and economic benefits of CSR implementation. One such initiative includes facilitating assistance to local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with implementing CSR measures as a means to increase their competitive edge.

The speaker also made a detailed presentation on his organization’s project in a RMG manufacturing unit (YoungOne) the Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ).

Mr. Shams from APIT stressed the need for establishing a multi-stakeholder CSR Board to promote strategic CSR and responsive business culture. He said that such initiative should be taken up at the policy level. He also said that it is essential that various CSR organizations or institutions should coordinate and work together to address CSR issues effectively and efficiently.

The roundtable was attended by representatives of the private sector, media, civil society, development partners, fair trade organizations, and CSR practitioners.

For further information, please contact Ms. Sherina Tabassum or Mr. Iftekar Ahmed.

Posted Date : 4 March, 2012

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