The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site. Please see our Subscription Terms & Conditions.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2022 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
AwardsBest Bank Awards

Bangladesh's best bank for CSR 2017: Dutch-Bangla Bank

Dutch-Bangla Bank

Dutch-Bangla Bank, founded in 1996 by a group of Bangladesh based entrepreneurs, working in cohort with the Netherlands based Development Finance Company, has always taken its responsibilities in the field of corporate social responsibility seriously.

The lender launched its first financial inclusion campaign in 2007, with the stated aim of bringing more people in rural regions into the banking sector and of boosting financial literacy across the country. A year later, it issued its inaugural standalone corporate and social responsibility report. Dutch-Bangla Bank is one of just two local lenders to implement a state-backed mobile banking system that aims to promote financial inclusion.

Its CSR mandate goes way beyond the world of banking and finance. Dutch-Bangla Bank has in recent years run campaigns to send blankets to victims of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, extended financial scholarships to more than 5,000 local students, donated Tk100 million ($1.25 million) to diabetic associations, funded campaigns to help reduce homelessness, and organized a plastic-surgery camp, which, as part of the ‘Smile Brighter’ programme, transforms the lives of hundreds of Bangladeshi children born with cleft lips and palates.

We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree