Partner: Prakruthi (India)
Duration: Jan 2010 to Jul 2012
Team Member: Afshan Ahmad
CSR is an emerging concept in Pakistan. The potential for CSR in a developing country automatically calls for a greater role of large businesses in addressing the issues faced by the societies they operate in. The trend for CSR related activities is increasing, both in terms of more companies developing CSR policies and investing in increasing percentages of gross sales to community service and sustainable development.
The purpose of the study is to contextualize Corporate Social Responsibility in Pakistan. The report “Corporate Conscience: CSR in Pakistan – A study” was launched by SDPI on 3rd July 2012.
Moreover, under this programme, a network was born out of the need to improve the sustainability of value chains, especially in the South Asian Countries, South Asian Network on Sustainability and Responsibility (SANSAR). This network was formed in Dhaka where a common goal and agenda for CSR Networking was identified among the founding members. Founding members include: SDPI from Pakistan, Prakruthi from India, CSR Center from Bangladesh and the Center for Afghan Civil Society Support from Afghanistan. SANSAR was officially launched on 29th March, 2012 in Bangalore, India.
To become a member of SANSAR Pakistan please fill out the form. You may send in soft copies of the filled form at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3 Islamabad.
New study by SDPI: CSR in Pakistan