Standard Chartered Bangladesh wins ‘Best Bank in Covid-19 Initiatives’ and ‘Best CSR Bank’ awards
Standard Chartered Bangladesh has recently been awarded with the 'Best Bank in Covid-19 Initiatives' and 'Best CSR Bank' in Bangladesh at the BT Banking Award 2021.
"In the face of a pandemic that will mark an era, the need of the hour has always been to protect both lives and livelihoods," said Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO of Standard Chartered Bangladesh.
"When two distinct goals are equally vital, the only choice is to solve for both. Standard Chartered Bangladesh has been resolute in standing beside our communities, helping them become resilient against immediate challenges and prosper in the long-run."
"We are grateful that our efforts have been recognised by this award. 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 said.
The bank's commitment to support Bangladesh's continued journey of prosperity even in the face of the Covid-19 challenge saw the bank secure 25 major international awards in the past year.
The bank was also recognised as the international bank with the highest CSR spend in 2020 by Bangladesh Bank.
For 2021, Standard Chartered Bangladesh has announced a Tk 13.5 crore strategic Covid-19 response action plan that supports healthcare and immediate assistance, regenerate livelihood and catalyse long-term growth.
To enable longer-term recovery through skills development and workforce reintegration, the bank is working with UCEP Bangladesh in reaching economically vulnerable individuals who have lost their livelihoods due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, said the bank's CEO.