Standard Chartered ‘Best Bank in Covid-19 Initiatives’
Standard Chartered Bangladesh has recently been recognised as the "Best Bank in Covid-19 Initiatives" and "Best CSR Bank in Bangladesh" at BT Banking Award 2021.
For 2021, the bank has announced a Tk 135 million ($1.6 million) strategic Covid-19 response action plan that supports healthcare and immediate assistance, regenerates livelihood and catalyses long-term growth, says a press release.
The bank secured 25 major international awards in the past year. Bangladesh Bank recognised the lender as the international bank with the highest CSR spend in 2020.
"Standard Chartered Bangladesh has been resolute in standing beside our communities, helping them become resilient against immediate challenges and prosper in the long-run," said CEO Naser Ezaz Bijoy.
"At the same time, the job is far from over, and we hope others will build on some of the tested initiatives so that together we can achieve the large-scale impact that is imperative," he added.