CSR & GREEN BANKING

LANKABANGLA FOUNDATION

CORPORATE

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) of LankaBangla is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into our business model based on the objective of good business for good society at the moment and in near future. LankaBangla in its core management concept and corporate responsibility integrated CSR with focus on social and environmental concerns in all business operations and interactions with its stakeholders including shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, business partners, local communities and other organizations.

With these CSR policies & principles, our organization believes in achieving a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives (“Triple-Bottom-Line- Approach”)besides safeguarding interest of stakeholders. We have also considerably achieved efficient business operations and conscience corporate governance and compliance to facilitate smooth and effective business. As a result we have been able to contribute for our sustainable society.LankaBangla through its Foundation extends its support for underprivileged people of the community in particular to ensure their education, health and living.

CSR activities of 2017 of LankaBangla Foundation

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    LankaBangla Tree Plantation Program at Ramu Cantonment, Cox’s Bazar ...

    LankaBangla Foundation undertook a tree plantation program on 09 August 2017 at Ramu Cantonment, Cox’s ...

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    LankaBangla Foundation undertook a tree plantation program on 09 August 2017 at Ramu Cantonment, Cox’s Bazar. A total of 6,000 mango saplings are planted at lake side road in this new Cantonment. The plantation was supported by the 2 Infantry Brigade.

    GOC and Area Commander, 10 Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Maksudur Rahman, psc; Commander 2 Infantry Brigade, Brig. Gen. Abu Syed Mohammod Bakir of Ramu Cantonment; Mr. Mohammed Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, Managing Director, LankaBangla Securities Limited and Mr. Khwaja Shahriar, Managing Director, LankaBnagla Finance Limited jointly opened tree plantation program in a small ceremony. The plantation began by planting lengra mango sapling by each of the above personalities.

    LankaBangla undertakes tree plantation program every year as part of its CSR responsibility on environmental protection. This year the plantation took place at Ramu Cantonment with focus on sustainable long term environmental protection for better living for local community.

    Commander 2 Infantry Brigade and his team managed and executed the overall plantation in a smooth manner. LankaBangla emphasized on green revolution through tree plantation in remote areas to create a healthy environment for locality.

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    LANKABANGLA DISTRIBUTED RELIEF AMONG FLOOD VICTIMS OF KURIGRAM ...

    LankaBangla Foundation undertook a relief distribution program among flood victims of remote villages of Ulipur ...

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    LankaBangla Foundation undertook a relief distribution program among flood victims of remote villages of Ulipur Upazila, Kurigram on 28 July 2017.

    More than 25 metric tons of Relief goods were distributed among 2,000 destitute families stranded by flood water. Relief goods included rice, pulses, flattened rice (beaten rice), gur (jaggery), orsaline, edible oil, medicines, biscuits and other dry food items.

    Head of Branch Distribution and Management Division, Mr. Mahbubur Rahman; Head of Liability Management, Mr. S. M. Abu Washib from LankaBangla Finance Limited; Mayor Mr. Tariq Abul Ala of Ulipur Pourashava and Ulipur Upazila Chairman Mr. Haider Ali distributed relief goods among marooned families of different flood affected areas of the Upazila.

    LankaBangla Foundation as part of its CSR activities every year extends support for health, education & environment sectors; always extends supports to victims of natural calamities. Besides, it also undertakes different projects and programs for the disadvantage group of people. This year in May LankaBangla also distributed relief goods among 750 families and extended medical support to more than 1000 people of flood victims of Birgoan village of East Birgoan Union, Soouth Sunamganj Upazila, Sunamganj.

    Considering the present miserable situation of flood victims Management of LankaBangla Foundation has distributed these relief goods among flood victims of Kurigram as part of its CSR activities.

    Other Officials from LankaBangla Head Office, Bogra & Dinajpur branches and other local leaders attended the relief distribution program.

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    LankaBangla and OCAS jointly distributed relief goods and arranged medical ...

    LankaBangla Foundation and Old Cadets’ Association of Sylhet (OCAS) jointly undertook a relief distribution program ...

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    LankaBangla Foundation and Old Cadets’ Association of Sylhet (OCAS) jointly undertook a relief distribution program and medical camp among flood victims of Birgoan village of East Birgoan Union, Soouth Sunamganj Upazila, SSunamganj on 25 May 2017.

    Relief materials were distributed among 750 families of Birgoan viallge. Relief materials included rice (20 kg), pulses (2 kg), soyabean oil (2 lit), cheak peas (1 kg), potato (5 kg), onion (3 kg), sugar (2 kg), salt (1 kg) and medical facilities with free consultation & medicines from volunteer doctors.

    LankaBangla Foundation as part of its CSR activities every year extended support for health, education & environment sectors and undertakes different projects and programs. This time jointly with OCAS distributing relief materials and facilitating medical camp for flood victims of 750 affected families of Birgoan viallge of South Sunamganj.

    Considering the present abject situation of flood victims Management of LankaBangla Foundation jointly with OCAS have distributed these relief materials among flood victims as part of its CSR activities. Besides, Cadet College Club Limited (CCCL), Cadet College Club Chittagong(CCCC) and All Cadet College Club Limited (ACCL) extended their support in this good cause.

    From LankaBangla Head of Alternative Delivery Channels (ADC), Mr. Md. Jahangir Hossain; Mr. Tashrif Haque, Head of Branch, Sylhet and from OCAS Mr. Shakil Ahmed, President; Mr. Ishtiaque Ahmad, Vice President and Mr. Md. Ataullah, General Secretary & other officials, doctors, volunteers and local authorities actively participated in the relief distribution program and medical camp.

CSR activities of 2016 of LankaBangla Foundation

Supporting Education of Underprivileged Brilliant Students:

LankaBangla Foundation always stands beside the underprivileged brilliant students to pursue their higher education. Scholarship program of Foundation for these students is a platform to ease the challenges to reach their aim in life. We extend this continuous financial support to make their dreams come true. Supporting education sector for building an enlightened society is not new for LankaBangla. Journey started from 2010 and continues till to date with an immense priority on education for building knowledge based society.

We provide educational support to a SSC completed poor brilliant student to continue his/her HSC and graduation with an objective to help the student to become self-sufficient in life. Scholarship program is one of the sustainable programs of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation.

In 2016, a total number of 55 students received financial assistance of 2.1 million to pursue their higher education. During 2016 total number 2 students completed their graduation.

Financial Assistance for Education for Children of deceased Ex-Officio of LankaBangla:

LankaBangla Foundation continues its support for education as part of its CSR activities. This support is extended to one female student who is the daughter of one deceased official of sister concerns of LankaBangla Finance Limited.

  • Foundation contributed an amount of Tk.164,000/= (in two installments- for one year support) to Ms. Nora Sumlina (daughter of Late Mr. M. Shakil Islam Bhuiyan, Ex-CEO, LankaBangla Securities Limited) to continue her studies.

Creativity & Cultural Development of children is an integral part of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation:

Creativity & Cultural Development of children is an integral part of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation. Foundation organizes art competition for the young school children every year with focus on psychological and cultural development. Our endeavor is to help children to become familiar with our rich cultural heritage and also to explore their hidden creativity.

In 2016, LankaBangla Foundation arranged 4th Art Competition for children in Chittagong. “Nandonik Shonderjer desh Bangladesh” was the theme of art competition of this year. LankaBangla Finance Limited selected top 17 arts works and printed in the calendar of 2017 of LankaBangla with caption of the respective names of the children and his/her schools. This unique facilitation definitely boosts up the children who won the competition and also keep alive the intention of others to compete in future.

The whole art competition program of 2016 costs 0.253 million.

Protecting Environmental & Ecological Degradation through Tree Plantation:

Another core area of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation is to extend support to protect environmental & ecological degradation through tree plantation every year. In 2016, Foundation undertook a tree plantation program during 16, 17 & 18 August 2016 at Shahzadpur Upazila, Sirajganj. In total 1,500 saplings of fruit-bearing, wood-trees & medicine-trees are planted at premises of different institutions and distributed among poor villagers of the Upazila. The plantation & distribution was supported by the local community voluntarily. The whole tree plantation program of 2016 costs 0.155 million.

Head of Human Resources of LankaBangla Finance Limited, Mr. Md. Shariful Islam Mridha and Chairman of Shahzadpur Upazila, Prof. Azad Rahman jointly opened tree plantation and distribution program in a simple ceremony.

LankaBangla undertakes tree plantation program every year as part of its environmental responsibility. This year our focus was on poverty alleviation and environmental protection through tree plantation. This time the plantation took place for 03 consecutive days.

High officials from LankaBangla Finance head office and Heads of Bogra branch attended the tree plantation & distribution program and also participated in the rally.

The program has ended by a rally to create awareness on tree plantation among the local citizens.

Tree Plantation 2016

Distribution of Relief among poor flood victims of Sirajganj district:

In Bangladesh, flood hits the country almost every year. This year flood was more devastating and prolonged. Many ultra-poor people of different districts were the worst victims. LankaBangla Foundation took the initiative to distribute relief materials among the poor victims of Kawakhali Char of Sirajganj.

We have distributed relief items among 2000 marooned families of Kawakhali Char. The relief materials included rice, pulses, flattened rice 9beaten rice), gur(jiggery), muri(puffed rice), orsaline, drinking water, biscuits and other dry food items etc.

Head of Treasury of LankaBangla Finance, Mr. Kamrul Islam, Head of ICC of LankaBangla Fianance, Mr. Kamrul Hasan; other high officials from LankaBangla Head office and Head of Bogra Branch and other officials from Bogra branch were present during the distribution of relief materials. Upazila Chairman of Sirajganj Sadar played the key role in relief distribution

The whole relief distribution programs costs 0.711 million.

This year Foundation with the help of local community has made an extensive effort for proper distribution of relief materials among the flood victims.

Relief Distribution 2016

Support for local community to protect from Cold Wave:

In Bangladesh, during winter ultra-poor people fight against cold every year and LankaBangla Foundation distributes blankets every year to facilitate better comfort to the ultra-poor people. This year Foundation distributed more than 2,500 blankets on 28 November 2016 among the cold victims poor people of remote villages of Ulipur Pouroshova, Kurigram.

This year Foundation has made an extensive effort for proper distribution of blankets by identifying & listing ultra-poor people of Ulipur Pouroshova, Kurigram. An amount of Tk.0.508 million was spent in this regard.

Blanket Distribution 2016

Bicycle Distribution among female students of Mithapukur, Rangpur :

To facilitate education of poor school going female students of northern region of Bangladesh, LankaBangla Foundation took the initiative to distribute bicycles among school going poor female students of Mithapukur Upazila of Rangpur District.

As a pilot program/project we have distributed 20 bicycles among these female students on 28 December 2016. These female students were very happy to receive these bicycles from LankaBangla.

Head of Treasury of LankaBangla Fianance Mr. Quamrul Islam and other high officials from LankaBangla were present during the distribution of bicycles.

The whole program costs 0.134 million.

Bicycle Distribution Rangpur 2016

CSR activities of 2015 of LankaBangla Foundation

Supporting education of underprivileged brilliant students:

LankaBangla Foundation always stands beside the underprivileged brilliant students to pursue their higher education. Scholarship program of the Foundation for these students is a platform to ease the challenges to reach their aim in life. We extend this continuous financial support to make their dreams come true. Supporting education sector for building an enlightened society is not new for LankaBangla. Journey started from 2010 and continues till to date with an immense priority on education for building knowledge based society

We provide financial support to SSC completed poor brilliant students to continue their HSC and graduation with an objective to help them to become self-sufficient in life.Scholarship program is one of the sustainable programs of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation. Voices from some of the scholarship holders who achieved their aim-in-life with the support from Foundation indicate that CSR initiatives from LankaBangla significantly contributed to build a sustainable society.

In 2015, a total number of 64 students received financial assistance of BDT 2.1 million to pursue their higher education. At the end of 2015 total 5 nos. of students completed their graduation. Three of them are already in their professional life and other 2 students are still pursuing further higher education. Moreover, 5 students are pursuing their education in different Medical Colleges.

LankaBangla Foundation Scholarship was like a new sun shine in the dark nights for me. For a poor student like me, continuing higher study was difficult because I had to think about my earning to support my education. LankaBangla has taken the burden on their shoulder and gave me the chance of concentrating my full time only in study. I feel no hesitation to state that if LankaBangla were not beside me, I might not be able to continues my study properly.Throughout my under graduation LankaBangla Foundation was like a trusted, effective, exemplary and exceptional partner who had ease my path to reach my destination. I was supported by the scholarship from mid 2010 till my last month of graduation.Presently, I am working as a Fellow in Teach For Bangladesh. I am looking forward for further improvement of my career

Mashfiq Tamim

Fellow

Teach for Bangladesh

mashfiq Tamim

I could never think of my present condition if I were not studying well in my under graduation. I could never think of effective study in my university time if the scholarship were not there. My family did not have financial strength to support for my engineering study.But LankaBangla Foundation stood beside me and supported my higher education. Soon after I got the scholarship I did not require to look back - just concentrated on my study. I have no hesitation to say if the scholarship was not there I might not be able to be here where I am now - showing all my excellences. I am indebted to LankaBangla Foundation. Thanks for the scholarship. Thanks for everything.

Tawfiq Protim

Sr. Executive, Runner Group

Tawfiq Protim

I’m Md Tuhinur Rahman, BSc (Hons), MSc (Ongoig), Dept. of Physics, University of Dhaka. I have been a stipend holder from LankaBangla Foundation (LBF) since June 2010.

Without the financial help from LBF it would be difficult to continue my study. To me LBF is the silent guardian and blessing for me and I strongly believe that other students who receive the financial help from the Foundation have the same feelings. I am blessed and privileged to have LankaBangla on my side. The way LBF helps poor talent students it is actually “Unique” and “Exemplary”. I also feel that LankaBangla has the strength and goodwill to “set the bar very high” in helping poor students so that it can become one of the best Foundation. I have high hope that LBF will continue helping and encouraging the poor and talented students who face financial barrier in completing their studies

Md. Tuhinur Rahman

BSc(Hons.), MSc(ongoing)

Deptt. of Physics, University of Dhaka

Tuhinur Rahman

Financial Assistance for education for Children of deceased Ex-Officios

LankaBangla Foundation continued its support for education as part of its CSR activities. This support is extended to two female students who are daughters of two deceased officials of sister concerns of LankaBangla Finance Limited.

  • Foundation contributed an amount of BDT 164,000.00 (in two installments - for one year support) to Ms. Nora Sumlina (daughter of Late M. Shakil Islam Bhuiyan, ExCEO,LankaBangla Investments Limited) to continue her studies
  • Foundation also contributed an amount of BDT 363,655.00 (in two installments) to Ms. Auritree Ahmed (daughter of Late Mr. Golam Faruk, Ex-Managing Editor of the Daily BonikBarta) to continue her studies

Protecting Environmental & Ecological Degradation through Tree Plantation

Another core area of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation is to extend support to protect environmental & ecological degradation through tree plantation every year. In 2015,the Foundation undertook tree plantation program on 25 August 2015 at Daudkandi Upazila. In total 1,500 saplings of fruit-bearing, wood-trees & medicine-trees were planted at the premises of different institutions and distributed among students of different institutions of the Upazila. The plantation & distribution was supported by the local government of Daudkandi Upazila

Tree Plantation 2015

Support For Local Community To Protect From Cold Wave

In Bangladesh, during winter ultra-poor people fight against cold every year and LankaBangla Foundation distributes blankets every year to facilitate better comfort to the ultrapoor people. This year the Foundation distributed more than 4,000 blankets among the cold victims poor people of different districts. Beside the tradition, we have distributed small number of blankets to different orphanages of Gazipur, Sirajganj, Dhaka Cantonment and among hindu community of Loknath Shrine of Narayanganj.

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Support For Renovation And Modernization Of Library

LankaBangla Foundation donated additional financial support of BDT 210,980 to renovate & modernize Library of different Colleges. Last year for the same purpose Foundation donated an amount of BDT 2,115,956. In 2015, LankaBangla Foundation arranged 3rd Art Competition for children in Chittagong. “Six-seasons of Bangladesh” was the theme of art competition. LankaBangla Finance Limited selected top 12 arts works and printed in the calendar of 2016 of LankaBangla with caption of the respective names of the children and his/her schools. This unique facilitation definitely boosts up the children who won the competition and also keep alive the intention of others to compete in future.

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Creativity And Cultural Development Of Children Is An Integral Part Of CSR Of LankaBangla Foundation

Creativity and cultural development of children is an integral part of CSR of LankaBangla Foundation. The Foundation organizes art competition for the school children every year with focus on psychological and cultural development. Our endeavor is to help the children to become familiar with our rich cultural heritage and also to explore their hidden creativity.

In 2015, LankaBangla Foundation arranged 3rd Art Competition for children in Chittagong. “Six-seasons of Bangladesh” was the theme of art competition. LankaBangla Finance Limited selected top 12 arts works and printed in the calendar of 2016 of LankaBangla with caption of the respective names of the children and his/her schools. This unique facilitation definitely boosts up the children who won the competition and also keep alive the intention of others to compete in future.