Businessmen’s Perception on State of Environmental Risks & Clean Energy in 2021

A media briefing on ‘Bangladesh Business Environment 2021: Findings from Entrepreneurs’ Perception Survey’ was organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on 26 January 2022. While speaking at the media briefing, Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD noted that the businesses are facing two challenges – how can the businesses overcome the pandemic crisis and reach an even better situation than before, and coping up with the changing economic, geopolitical, technological and environmental risks in order to sustain its competitiveness. Usage of advanced technologies by entrepreneurs and ensuring administrative and good governance in the business sector are the major preparations that we need to take keeping LDC graduation in mind. Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Research Director, CPD made the keynote presentation.

Businesses are increasingly emphasizing environmental and energy-related issues and concerns. These issues have been identified in the Annual Executive Opinion Survey conducted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) during April – July 2021. The objective of the perception survey was to identify businessmen’s perception of the state of the business environment during 2020, especially during the period of the pandemic. The environment and clean energy-related issues have been covered in the survey particularly to trace their relationship with business competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and managing risk along with other issues. The survey was conducted among 73 businesses who are based in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayaongonj, and Gazipur.

Check out the brief (link given below) to know more about it.