Knowledge Note

CES Knowledge Notes offer insights into diverse cutting-edge issues affecting businesses, the macro economy, and society in Bangladesh and beyond. These research pieces will provide readers with up-to-date analysis on various crucial topics of interest to researchers, civil society, and policy-makers.

  • Can doing good be good for business? - Many business leaders associate environmental sustainability with increased expenses and reduced profits. However, what if being environmentally sustainable led to higher profits in the long run? Many businesses have tried incorporating greener policies and initiatives for some time now, and there are lessons to be learned from their stories. The white paper will take a look at some of the criticisms and benefits of aforementioned policies and highlight initiatives by global and Bangladeshi companies that are enjoying growth and profitability despite and perhaps due to greening initiatives. 
  • Socio-Economic Implications of Disability-Inclusive Education: Global and Local Views – Disability-inclusive education has recently come under great international and local attention, owing to its importance to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This education approach has been linked with academic and social benefits for all students, disabled or otherwise; and significant economic benefits for the countries. Given the importance of this topic, this CES Knowledge Note assesses the current situation with regard to disability-inclusive education in Bangladesh, and articulates its benefits, with the hope of generating public and private sector attention to this area.