Inclusive business incorporation in public and private companies could be an effective tool to alleviate social problems, experts said in a seminar on Saturday.
Speakers shed some light on this topic in a seminar jointly organised by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Dutch Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DBCCI) and Social Responsibility (SR) Asia in the capital, said a statement.
Southeast University supported the seminar as institutional partner.
President of DBCCI Faruque Hassan was present as the chief guest with Country Director of SR Asia, Bangladesh Sumaya Rashid as moderator.
Country Director of SNV Netherlands Development Organization Jason Belanger, and Vice Chancellor of Southeast University Dr ANM Meshquat Uddin, were also present as special guests.
The seminar was organised to acknowledge the changing paradigm of business in Bangladesh and provide a platform to discuss the current issues and developments related to inclusive business.
The objectives include sharing and discussing ideas on how the state, development partners, corporate and universities could collaborate to provide an enabling environment to solve social challenges.
Zahedul Amin, Director-Strategy, Light Castle Partners presented the keynote speech on “Inclusive Business.”
There was also a panel discussion on this topic where the panel was moderated by Rubaiyath Sarwar, Managing Director, Innovision Consulting and the key discussants were: Md Arfan Ali, president & managing director of Bank Asia Limited, Jalalul Azim, managing director of Pragati Life Insurance, Abdul Mumit, deputy managing director of Dutch-Bangla Pack Ltd and Ms Faratheeba Rahat Khan, team leader of RMG Sector, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation.