The private sector in Bangladesh can play a vital role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation process in line with the government's efforts.
Speakers said this at the Green Delta Insurance Company's event to publish the "First report on SDGs" at private sector level on Thursday.
"Though the government is working to meet the requirements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, private sector has to play substantial roles in the SDG implementation process," said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen while addressing the programme as the chief guest.
Green Delta, in partnership with the CSR Centre and CRAB Ltd (Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh), published the report.
The report focuses on the private sector's roles over implementation of the SDGs in Bangladesh, based on UNGC Principles, Global Reporting Initiative standards and OECD Guidelines.
The foreign minister said, "Bangladesh will achieve the SDGs in terms of the government's political commitment for development transformation."
Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Farzanah Chowdhury said, "In light of the SDG goals, Green Delta Insurance is working with the government and non-government organisations to improve people's standard of living without harming the environment."
The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity by 2030.
Financial Institution Division Senior Secretary Ashadul Islam, Insurance Development Regulatory Authority's Member Dr M Mosharraf Hossain, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatternton-Dickson and UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo were present at the programme.
CSR Centre Chairman Farooq Sobhan moderated the pre-launching discussion meeting.