LightCastle Co-Founder & CEO Bijon Islam recently attended the Sustainability Day 2022 – a day-long event to discuss Sustainability in Bangladesh, challenges, and progress. Global Compact Network Bangladesh (GCNB) hosted the event with assistance from BRAC Bank Limited and DBL Group.
Bijon Islam spoke at a panel titled, “Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Future,” while Abir Ahmed Chowdhury, Social Protection Consultant of the World Bank, moderated the discussion. The following esteemed panelists spoke on the panel alongside Bijon Islam:
Businesses must raise their ambitions and drive exponential change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The panel discussion explored how innovation and technology can accelerate progress and help businesses achieve the SDGs. Meanwhile, the session brought together thought leaders in the innovation space to discuss the importance of digital transformation.
Business practices have fundamentally changed. Sustainability is no longer an option; it is a competitive requirement and the driving force behind operational efficiency and innovation. Companies that operate in a sustainable manner are more profitable and resilient. They have greater access to capital and are more responsive to employees, customers, and society.
Echoing other panelists, Bijon Islam stressed the importance of partnerships among businesses and young professionals to become more intentional in their work concerning sustainability.
Global Compact Network Bangladesh (GCNB) is the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) secretariat in Bangladesh. They aim to promote and support incorporating the UNGC 10 principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into private-sector business practices. They locally carry out the Global Compact Office’s projects and initiatives in Bangladesh.
Since 2009, GCNB has been working on human rights, labor standards, and environmental issues. Their mission is to raise awareness through roundtable discussions and capacity-building training to promote sustainable development in the country.