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Corporate Social Responsibility in Bangladesh: An Assessment in Effectiveness

The assumed dichotomy between business profitability and responsibility to society, is one that is continually challenged through modern business models especially now with the Fourth Industrial Revolution in full throttle. There has indeed been an elevation of the Triple Bottom-Line agenda, “Profit, People, & Planet”. Coupled with the international focus on the achievement of SDG-s, […]

The Bangladesh RMG Sector: The Path to Revitalization

Whenever the agenda of growth-drivers is in focus within the context of Bangladesh, the conversation is rarely bereft of the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) Industry.  In terms of employment, The Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) reported that the sector employs approximately 3.5 million people, of which, approximately 60.8% are women. The country’s RMG exports make up […]

Bangladesh Addressing Climate Crisis: Struggling and Surviving through Environmental Adversity

Starting from a school strike, a seventeen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg became an iconic figure for climate activists all over the world. By raising her voice loud about the seriousness of the climate crisis, she led a global movement calling for change and demanding immediate actions from world-leaders. Climate change primarily refers to significant changes […]

Bangladesh: An Unexpected Leader in Green RMG

Despite being a developing country with a ready-made garments sector that is focused on cheap production, Bangladesh leads the world in “green RMG” . Green RMG, the increase of which has also been termed the green revolution, refers to environmentally-sustainable production practices in the sector. It includes waste management, energy efficiency, and water conservation. As […]

Bangladesh RMG Sector – Difficult Relationship with Sustainability

Bangladesh’s affiliation with cloth has a long history. From being renowned throughout the world and even conquered by the British for its high-quality muslin, silk, and pure cotton, to becoming the second-largest ready-made garments producer in the world , the country has long depended on the textile industry for its growth. The production of RMG […]
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