Corporate social responsibility in Bangladesh: the role of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited

Shafiqur Rahman, Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad

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Abstract

Purpose - This paper analyses the CSR Role of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited targeted to contribute in the economic, social and environmental betterment of Bangladesh as well as for its citizens. Methodology - For the purpose of this study, Content Analysis has been considered as the most appropriate research method. To understand the role of IBBL in CSR activities in Bangladesh, a content analysis has been conducted utilizing relevant articles, books, periodicals, annual reports and websites. Findings - The study reveals that IBBL is making significant contribution towards Bangladesh society through its CSR activities. It is evident that IBBL effectively addresses the social, environmental and economic concerns of Bangladesh within its limits. Research limitations - This study is based on content analysis, which requires the access to all relevant information, which is limited in case of IBBL, except the Annual Reports, websites and a few journal articles on the CSR activities of this bank. Practical implications: This study will be a useful tool for future researchers. This study will also be a good source of information for different users like government, NGOs and civil society members. Originality - The number scholarly work on CSR in Bangladesh from Islamic perspective is very limited. Moreover, there has been no prior work on IBBL’s CSR performance except a study on IBBL’s CSR by in healthcare. So, a study on the CSR role of IBBL is an original contribution to literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational journal of excellence in Islamic banking and finance
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CSR
  • Role of IBBL
  • Bangladesh

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