Green Business Opportunities in Bangladesh

Bijon Islam
November 6, 2022
Green Business Opportunities in Bangladesh

Green trade is critical for countries in Asia to scale up climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in order to maintain export competitiveness and diversify export baskets in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This seminar has two objectives: (i) to present the key results of analytical work on trade in environmental goods and services (EGS) carried out as part of the Bangladesh and India Country Economic Memoranda and a regional study on deepening linkages between South Asia and Southeast Asia; and (ii) to stimulate a discussion on the important role that green trade can play in terms of reducing the damaging impacts on the environment and become an opportunity for economic growth.

Greening traditional export sectors such as ready-made garments will be critical for countries such as Bangladesh to ensure worker health and maintain productivity. Greener trade can contribute to the production and export of environmental goods through regional value chains, to increased exports of environmentally friendly goods with lower carbon footprints, and to improved access to environmental technologies. To this end, reducing trade barriers to environmental goods and services (technologies) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce greener products is key to all countries’ major export industries and foreign exchange earnings.

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WRITTEN BY: Bijon Islam

Bijon is the co-founder and CEO of LightCastle Partners, an organization that focuses on creating data-driven opportunities for growth and impact for development partners, corporates, SMEs, and Startups. Over the last ten years, Bijon has led the company in engagements across 150+ businesses/development partners, 650+ SMEs/Startups, and 40+ accelerator programs in multiple industries including Technology, Agriculture, Health, Ed-tech, Energy, E-commerce, Logistics, and Manufacturing. Previously Bijon has worked with Citibank, N.A. and Citi Foundation and oversaw the execution of Bangladesh's first Interest Rate Swap, Equity Convertible Bonds, Largest IPO, Microfinance Securitization, and Block Equity Trades. Due to outstanding performance, Bijon received the CEO Excellence Awards for two years in the organization. He completed his BBA and MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.

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