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Corporate houses launch CSR Network

November 29, 2018 00:00:00

Dr. Atiur Rahman, former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, launching "Corporate Responsibility Network" (CRN), a platform operated by a group of leading companies at a hotel in the capital recently

A group of leading companies launched a platform named the "Corporate Responsibility Network" (CRN) to promote and ensure sustainable development in the country.

This forum is the first of its kind in Bangladesh with an objective to promote Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) through knowledge sharing and integration of initiatives by various companies, said a statement.

The Network was inaugurated by the former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, Dr. Atiur Rahman at a hotel in the capital recently.

Dr. Atiur said, "By any economic standard, Bangladesh has done fairly well in last 10 years and has now emerged as a role model to be followed by the world. These success stories are attributed not just to the government organizations but corporate companies as well,"

Moderated by Sumaya Rashid, Country Director of SR Asia Bangladesh, the programme covered different sustainable CSR projects such as Bonayan, Probaho, Odomyo, and Swapna, undertaken by different companies.

The CRN President, Riaz Uddin Al Mamun mentioned, "There are significant number of companies in the country that are yet to come up with any CSR initiative. We are engaging with organizations for collaboration and contribute in taking the country forward through sustainable CSR initiatives".

Representatives of the founder members of SR Asia, Epyllion Group,BAT Bangladesh, Nestlé Bangladesh, Olympic Industries Limited, GSK and Marico Bangladesh were present on the occasion.

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