Bangladesh

Md Nazmul Hasan, Md Shafiqul Islam

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Abstract

Bangladesh has made reasonable progress in reducing poverty, maintaining economic growth, achieving gender parity in education and eliminating famines and severe epidemics. A few multinational subsidiaries have plans for sustainability, but for most local enterprises in Bangladesh, the concept of sustainable and socially responsible business is still unknown. The SWITCH-Asia Programme, funded by the European Commission, is running a project to strengthen the export competitiveness of Bangladesh through promotion of environmentally friendly jute products. A complementary project funded by the Asian Development Bank is promoting market awareness and generating demand for funds to construct energy-efficient kilns. Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate Limited was producing over 300,000 kg of tea, 50,000 kg of which was being sold under the brand name Teatulia, the first branded Bangladeshi tea in the US market. The idea of Pabna Meat was conceived by Md. Liaquat Ali, a director of Bengal Meat, the largest meat processing company in Bangladesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise: Volume 2—Asia Pacific
EditorsWayne Visser
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages36-41
Number of pages6
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781351284486
ISBN (Print)9781783534630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Bangladesh

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Bangladesh'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Nazmul Hasan, M., & Islam, M. S. (2016). Bangladesh. In W. Visser (Ed.), The World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise: Volume 2—Asia Pacific (1st Edition ed., pp. 36-41). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351284486