Walk the talk

Sustainable finance has become one of the mainstream considerations of City Bank. City Bank is a good contributor in financing sustainable rural agri-businesses and women entrepreneurs through its...

Bangladesh sees encouraging rise of green finance

Sustainable financing has gained popularity in recent years as both banks and enterprises in Bangladesh have become increasingly keen to embrace the business model that protects the environment...

Towards sustainable finance: the global and local imperatives

Following the global financial crisis of 2009, there has been growing recognition that the financial system must stay grounded and look beyond short-termism.

Lives buried under the weight of waste

At around 9 AM, two massive excavators were moving wastes from a waste dumping platform at Matuail Sanitary Landfill. Deafening noise from the engines and their gigantic moving arms equipped with...

They are called “untouchables”

26 years ago, a young Md Riajuddin came to Dhaka, from Mymensingh, to make a decent living.

Living on medical wastes

Md Rasel, a 27-year-old peddler, regularly visits hospitals and diagnostic centres in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area to collect recyclable medical wastes.

Menstruation and social stigma in Bangladesh

“When I was 15, I had sent my younger brother to the nearby pharmacy to get me a packet of sanitary napkins. He came back without having it

Biodegradable Shaathi Pads: Helping Women and the Environment

Have you ever imagined how many disposable pads a menstruating woman or girl uses in a year or how much they actually cost?

The journey towards becoming a cashless society

It was 1994 when Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Bangladesh rolled out automated teller machine and debit cards in tandem, which are considered to be the first example of technology integration in...

The journey at 50: Looking back, looking ahead

Bangladesh and I shared our first decade together. Unsurprisingly and somewhat self-servingly, I tend to relate to Bangladesh’s journey at an instinctive level, the way one remains absorbed with...

Mega Infrastructure needs mega planning

Mega infrastructure includes power, telecommunications, transportation, housing and health. Skilled engineering and technical professionals with ample understanding of the evolving needs of the...

Fifty years of disaster risk governance in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been facing the challenges of disasters due to natural or anthropogenic causes for decades. Prior to independence, this part of land was recognised only as a poor and disaster-prone...