| The Global Compact Local Network was formally launched in Bangladesh in January 2009. It is a start that augurs well for the future given that the Global Compact is expected to receive more coverage in the country in the coming years.
Since 2002, BEI has been active in promoting the principles in Bangladesh. In September 2007, CSR Centre came on board to take forward the UNGC agenda in Bangladesh. At present, BEI and CSR Centre together comprise the principal promoters of the UNGC and its principles among the Bangladeshi signatories.
CSR Centre has significantly contributed to increasing the promotion of these ideals in the fabric of the Bangladeshi business community by contributing to achieving the human development targets set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Bangladesh through private sector led growth.