23 May 2022, 17:41

StanChart Bangladesh receives "Best CSR Bank" accolade 

DHAKA, May 23, 2022 (BSS) - Standard Chartered Bangladesh has received the "Best CSR Bank" accolade at International Finance Awards for innovative community engagement initiatives.
The Bank was recognised by International Finance recently for its commitment to empowering all members of the community and for enabling both long-term and sustainable progress, growth, and recovery, said a press release. 

In dealing with the pandemic, Standard Chartered Bangladesh has facilitated lasting economic and social recovery while addressing the pressing need to save lives.

To deal with immediate challenges, Standard Chartered Bangladesh worked with development sector partners to deliver aid and essentials to communities hit hard by the pandemic and to support frontline health services. 

To enable longer-term recovery, the Bank focused on empowering individuals through education, skills development, and workforce reintegration. Standard Chartered Bangladesh has also launched community initiatives centered on health, environment, and sustainability in recent months.

Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh said, "The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for a multi-pronged approach, addressing both the short-term needs and long-term aspirations of our communities. The employment and entrepreneurship opportunities launched by Standard Chartered Bangladesh are geared to future-fit individuals facing an evolving work environment. Digital pathways are built into our education initiatives, and our partner community hospitals are setting the standard for community healthcare." 

He added, "Standard Chartered Bangladesh is very proud to receive the award for Best CSR Bank from International Finance. We hope this will help showcase our tested initiatives to the corporate sector, so that together we can achieve the large-scale impact that is required to address the need of the hour."