KARACHI: The American Business Council of Pakistan (ABC) hosted its first annual CSR Day.
This year’s them was “Impacting Futures – Building Communities” and showcased the work being carries out in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility by American companies operating in Pakistan. Last year ABC members partnered with NGOs nationwide contributing over Rs 570 million and impacting more than 400,000 lives.
In this first inaugural session to celebrate and showcase the commitment to CSR, a number of ABC member’s highlighted various initiatives to support NGO’s like Green Crescent Trust, Hunar Foundation, Indus Hospital, FESF (Deaf School), HOPE and many more. Through programs such as “Maseeha”, “WeSeeEqual”, “Mitao Bhook”, in various sectors including Healthcare, Education, Women’s Empowerment, Special needs, Environmental Conservation, Child Welfare and many others.
USAID Director, Michael Hryshchyshyn was present at the event and conveyed the remarks of the US Consul General in Karachi, JoAnne Wagner when he said, “It is exciting to see that American companies are finding success here in Pakistan. But success for American companies is more than just making a profit. Success also means doing the right thing, giving back to the community, making lives better for your customers, and being a positive role model for others to follow.”
In addition to running successful businesses, ABC members with their global expertise and best practices are contributing significantly to enhancing social development in Pakistan.
The President of the ABC, Jamal Mir thanked everyone for attending and making ABC’s first CRS day success. He said, “This first step not just showcases our work, but encourages even great involvement and participation for the future – enhancing ABC’s contribution and commitment the development of Pakistan.”
The American Business Council of Pakistan (ABC) was formed in 1984. It is the single largest chamber of US Businesses in Pakistan recognized by the Ministry of Commerce.