UK organisations showcase CSR initiatives

British Deputy High Commission organises an Education and Trade Expo


Press Release March 10, 2019
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KARACHI: The British Deputy High Commission organised an Education and Trade Expo as part of ‘UK and Pakistan: Smart way of doing business’ initiative. The exhibition aimed to showcase corporate social responsibility (CSR) undertakings by United Kingdom organisations in Pakistan.

The expo highlighted the UK’s expertise in sectors of competitive advantage such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, energy, financial and professional services, pharmaceuticals, retail and consumer goods.

Speaking at the briefing, deputy high commissioner and UK trade director for Pakistan, Elin Burns, said, “I am delighted to be showcasing the work being done by the leading UK companies that are investing in Pakistan’s future”. These initiatives, he said, span a range of areas and serve to highlight the breadth and depth of the UK’s engagement on the agenda of prosperity.

He said that boosting trade between UK and Pakistan was vital for mutual prosperity.

Various organisations like Department of International Trade (DIT), the British Council, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser (RB), Shell, Glaxo Smith and Kline (GSK) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) set up booths.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2019.

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