Standard Chartered Bangladesh joined the Regional Climate Summit 2023 as the programme’s Sustainable Investment Partner.
The overarching theme for this year’s event was “Towards a Resilient South Asia” – driving dialogue, consensus, and commitment towards sustainable and scalable development while placing a focus on regional cooperation.
The Regional Climate Summit 2023 brought together hundreds of policymakers, diplomats, experts, academics, researchers, community members, and senior stakeholders from both private and public sector organisations.
Standard Chartered has been a partner in progress to Bangladesh for 118 years and remains committed to directing capital to where it is needed most and championing climate adaptation measures in order to transform lives across climate-vulnerable communities.
Senior leaders from Standard Chartered also served as panellists over the course of the three-day programme.
As part of the panel on “Strengthening Resilience: Addressing Climate Impacts, Loss and Damage, and Locally-led Adaptation,” Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, commented, “An investment of USD 1.2 billion between now and 2030 – to help Bangladesh in our journey to adapt to climate change – has the ability to offset projected damages and lost GDP growth of USD 11.6 billion.”