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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 2, 2019

Workshop on SDG 7: Energy Management – learnings from IIL

Hosted with IIL

August 7, 2019

Workshop on SDG 5: Moving towards Equal with insights from HBL

Hosted with HBL

August 1, 2019

Workshop on SDG 6: Accounting for Water – the Coca-Cola Way, Karachi

Hosted with Coca-Cola

July 24, 2019

Ethics and Governance Workshop

Hosted with ACCA and Business Integrity Initiative, British Deputy High Commission

July 9, 2019

Webinar: Integrating Ethical Practices across the Supply Chain

Hosted with ACCA and Business Integrity Initiative, British Deputy High Commission

Video Link to Webinar
June 21, 2019

Webinar: Driving Positive Change Through Integrated Reporting: Case Studies from Pakistan and Around The World’ in collaboration with ACCA Global and Engro Corporation

Hosted with ACCA Global and Engro Corporation

Video Link to Webinar
June 17, 2019

Private Sector Peer Learning Collaboration to Create Family Friendly Workplaces in Pakistan with IFC-PBC

Hosted with IFC-PBC

May 14, 2019

SDG 7: Webinar – Towards Energy Efficiency in the Business Sector of Pakistan

Video Link to Webinar
April 30, 2019

Spreading Learning through Vocational Training and Capacity Development of Suppliers

Hosted with Engro & CERB

April 25, 2019

Ethics and Governance Workshop

Hosted with CERB and ACCA Pakistan

April 16, 2019

Webinar on Drivers and Benefits of Ethics In Business

Hosted with CERB and ACCA Pakistan

Video Link to Webinar
March 22, 2019

SDG 6: World Water Day – Leaving No one Behind

Hosted with CERB and Sponsored by Coca-Cola

March 8, 2019

Ring the Bell Ceremony at Pakistan Stock Exchange

Hosted with Pakistan Stock Exchange, International Finance Corporation

February 25, 2019

SDG 13: Webinar on Call for Climate Action: Business in the Age of Uncertainty

Hosted with SDG 13: Webinar on Call for Climate Action: Business in the Age of Uncertainty

Video Link to Webinar
February 22, 2019

Roundtable on ESG and Sustainable Value Creation

Hosted with PBC and ACCA

January 16, 2019

Webinar: Air Quality, Health & Industry

Hosted with CERB

Video Link to Webinar
December 17, 2018

Employer of Choice for Gender Balance Awards

Hosted with PBC and International Finance Corporation

November 15, 2018

Breaking Boundaries – Gender Equality in the Workplace

Hosted with CERB and UNWOMEN

November 1, 2018

Transforming Business Culture in the Business Sector of Pakistan

Hosted with CERB and PwC Pakistan (A.F. Feroguson and Co.)

October 30, 2018

Transforming Business Culture in the Business Sector of Pakistan

Hosted with CERB and PwC Pakistan (A.F. Feroguson and Co.)

October 23, 2018

Breaking Boundaries – Gender Equality in the Workplace

Hosted with CERB and UNWOMEN

October 17, 2018

Global Ethics Day

Hosted with PBC, ACCA and CFA Institute

October 2, 2018

Webinar – Advancing Women in Business Leadership & Management

Hosted with IFC

September 24, 2018

Advancing Women on Boards – Face to Face training

Hosted with IFC

From Our Blog

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

Nov 2018

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

By: Sara Laiq (Project Manager, Women’s Employment Enhancer)

Sep 2018

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

By: Muhammad Talib Uz Zaman, Nazish Shekha (CERB)

Aug 2018

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

By: Sara Laiq (Project Manager, Women’s Employment Enhancer)

Mar 2018

News Update: CERB Event for International Women’s Day

By: Sara Laiq (Project Manager, Women’s Employment Enhancer)

Feb 2018

Defining Transforming Business Culture

By: Nazish Shekha (CERB)