Southeast Bank operates under a double bottom line agenda where Bank’s sustained growth objectives and social responsibility go hand in hand as it strives towards a poverty free, prosperous Bangladesh. The Bank considers CSR activities not as a voluntary service but incorporates this with core Banking operation as long term sustainable ongoing process with a view to increase Bank’s brand image. In other words, the Bank strives to establish corporate social responsibility as a key strategy for corporate excellence in Banking to maximize stakeholders benefit. Whether it is a donation to a hospital, providing fund for sporting events or a contribution during natural calamities, SEBL and its CSR activities reach the elements of the society for helping the people.
The Bank with a view to institutionalize corporate social responsibility, established Southeast Bank Foundation in 2002 to participate in social work. However, up to the year 2008 CSR activities of Southeast Bank Limited had been confined in the form of grants and donations. In 2009, the Board Directors has identified education sector as the area of activities for sustainable development of human resources. To begin with the secondary education sector has been selected as the area of concentration. So far the Foundation has awarded scholarships to a number of 828 students through its long term and renewable scholarship program.