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Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB)

Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB)

CERB leverages global and local best practices to inculcate a change in mind-set among businesses including small and medium-sized enterprises.

Vision

To be a multi-sector business coalition assisting Pakistani enterprises to pursue sustainable value creation in the short, medium and long-term.

Mission

  • To engage with businesses and industry leaders and enable the transformation towards the conduct of responsible business in Pakistan
  • To leverage private sector growth for inclusive development, poverty reduction and sustainability guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework

CERB comprises of Online Research & Innovation Initiative and two inter-dependent business units.

Online Research and Innovation Initiative

This will be developed as an online research portal with a determined effort to integrate the business research community with industry to develop world class research to support CERB’s strategic objectives outlined in its Mission.

Ethics, Values and Governance Forum

This forum promotes responsible practices which strengthen the formal sector in pursuit of sustainable value creation.

Inclusive and Sustainable Development Forum

This forum focuses on generating livelihoods, promoting women’s empowerment and decoupling growth from its impact on the environment.

CERB’s outcomes

CERB aims to impact private sector to create wealth through the conduct of responsible business in a competitive global economy. It will assist businesses to maintain a competitive edge through high value research and dissemination of knowledge. It will use real time business knowledge and will turn it into sustainable competitive advantage for the private sector.

PBC Partners with IFC

PBC Partners with IFC

PBC Partners with ACCA

PBC Partners with ACCA

Past Events

September 23, 2020

Webinar on COVID-19 and Gender Based Violence: Workplace Risks and Responses

Hosted with IFC-PBC

Video Link to Webinar
August 19, 2020

‘Rebuilding a Greener, More Inclusive and Prosperous Recovery in Pakistan’ – Virtual Roundtable

Hosted with ACCA and PICG

August 13, 2020

Webinar on Flexible Work Arrangements

Hosted with IFC-PBC

Video Link to Webinar
July 28, 2020

Webinar on “Employee well-being during COVID-19: the changes, challenges, and how to best support those we work with.”

Hosted with EBM and British Asian Trust

Video Link to Webinar
July 21, 2020

Webinar on “Addressing wastewater”

Hosted with Alliance for Water Stewardship with panelists from Soorty Enterprises, ICI Pakistan Limited, LUMS, and AWS China.

Video Link to Webinar
June 25, 2020

IFC and PBC Webinar on Responsible Business Conduct: The Value of Transparency

Hosted with IFC & PBC

Video Link to Webinar
June 18, 2020

Webinar: Insights into Integrated Reporting 4.0 – The Story so far

Hosted with PBC & ACCA

Video Link to Webinar
March 10, 2020

Ring the Bell Ceremony for Gender Equality on International Women’s Day at the Pakistan Stock Exchange

Hosted with IFC, PSX and WOB

February 18, 2020

Workshop on “Adding value to the organization by developing people the Toyota way” with SDG 8 leader Indus Motor Company in Karachi

Hosted with Indus Motor Company

February 13, 2020

Workshop on “Effective Sustainability Communication” with SDG 12 leader ICI Pakistan Limited in Karachi

Hosted with ICI Pakistan Limited

January 17, 2020

Air Quality Monitoring

January 16, 2020

IFC-PBC: Webinar: Working Parent Groups

Hosted with IFC & PBC

January 15, 2020

Workshop on SDG12: Salient aspects of Sustainability Reporting

December 26, 2019

Webinar on SDG 3: Quality Management in the Food Industry: Lessons from Dalda Foods

Video Link to Webinar
November 7, 2019

Workshop on SDG 6: Accounting for Water

November 5, 2019

Workshop on SDG 13

October 30, 2019

Global Ethics Day (GED) 2019

From Our Blog

Jul 2020

Maintaining Business Culture with Remote Workers

By: Javeria Ameen (Coordinator and Research Associate - Transforming Business Culture)

Jul 2020

Article: Attracting Investment by Disseminating ESG Disclosures

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)

Jul 2020

Business and biodiversity – Why does it matter, and how to contribute and report on it

By: Farwah Shariff (Programme Manager - Sustainable Development)

Jul 2020

The need for ethical awareness and practice; now more than ever

By: Shirin Mehri (Programme Manager - Ethics and Governance)

Jul 2020

Employee Well-Being and Covid-19

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Apr 2020

How companies can continue to look towards contributing to the SDGs post COVID -19

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)

Apr 2020

COVID-19: Creating Significant Challenges for Corporate Cultures and Leaders

By: Javeria Ameen (Coordinator and Research Associate - Transforming Business Culture)

Apr 2020

COVID-19 and the environment – a brief respite or an omen?

By: Farwah Shariff (Programme Manager - Sustainable Development)

Apr 2020

Ethics in a time of Crisis

By: Shirin Mehri (Programme Manager - Ethics and Governance)

Apr 2020

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Apr 2020

Family-friendly workplace redefined

By: Shirin Mehri (Programme Manager - Ethics and Governance)

Apr 2020

The COVID-19 and Impact on our Livelihoods

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Apr 2019

Ethics and Governance Workshop – April 25, 2019

By: Mohammed Abrar Khan

Mar 2019

World Water Day: Leaving No One Behind

By: Abdullah Khilji

Mar 2019

Mental Wellness in Companies

By: Fatima Nayyer

Mar 2019

How Could Ethical Business Practices Help Water Issue?

By: Muhammad Talib Uz Zaman

Jan 2019

Air Quality, Health and Industry

By: Fatima Fasih

Dec 2018

A commitment to Sustainable Development in Pakistan’s Business Sector

By: Javeria Ameen (Coordinator and Research Associate - Transforming Business Culture)

Nov 2018

Breaking Boundaries: Gender Equality in the Workplace by signing the WEPs

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Sep 2018

What Does Safe Space Means to Young Fellows of Pakistan Business Council?

By: Muhammad Talib Uz Zaman, Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)

Aug 2018

A Review of “Pursuing Women’s Economic Empowerment – A study by the IMF”

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Mar 2018

News Update: CERB Event for International Women’s Day

By: Sara Laiq (Programme Manager - Inclusive Development)

Mar 2018

World Water Day at CERB – How do you prepare for future business risks?

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)

Mar 2018

Reducing the bottlenecks to increasing gender representation in your business

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)

Feb 2018

Defining Transforming Business Culture

By: Nazish Shekha (Senior Research Associate)