The partnership aims at getting together relevant stakeholders to support private sector engagement, channelising capital towards creating impact through innovative models of engagement.
Unilever Bangladesh and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh have teamed up to help the country attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Unilever Bangladesh in a statement said, the partnership aims at getting together relevant stakeholders to support private sector engagement, channelising capital towards creating impact through innovative models of engagement and generating data from collaboration for policy advocacy.
Sudipto Mukerjee, country director of UNDP Bangladesh, and Kedar Lele, CEO and managing director of Unilever Bangladesh, signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard.
The partnership will also help Unilever Bangladesh and the UNDP to co-create a platform to invite ideas on how to ensure safe drinking water for people of Bangladesh. It will create awareness among the disadvantaged people through its water purifier brand Pureit.
Meanwhile, Unilever will support various projects of the UNDP to create employment opportunities for women and also enable small entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities by providing means of livelihood.
Mukherjee said, “Through 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world is going to embrace a transformative journey, in which private sector is one of the main partners.The deal will inspire other private companies to join us in achieving all the targets by 2030.”
Lele said, “Unilever's commitment to SDGs is well recognised across the world…with the nature, scale and reach of our business we contribute to global goals. We are delighted to bring that partnership to Bangladesh by committing ourselves to work together with UNDP's agenda to create a positive impact for the local communities.”