News & Events

  • Launching Ceremony of the Textile Sustainability Platform (TSP)

    Launching Ceremony of the Textile Sustainability Platform (TSP)

    June 26th, 2016

    Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) officially launches the Textile Sustainability Platform at the city’s Lakeshore Hotel, on June 26, 2016. The Textile Sustainability Platform (TSP) is a national-level dialogue program, established to address resource use efficiency, and environmental...

  • IFC's Global Manager visits PaCT partner factory

    IFC's Global Manager visits PaCT partner factory

    June 12th, 2016

    Mr John Kellenberg, Global Manager, Energy and Resource Efficiency Advisory, IFC, World Bank Group visited Fakir Apparels Ltd. (FAL) on 12 June, 2016 during his short trip to Bangladesh. Located in Narayanganj, FAL is a PaCT partner factory and a pioneer in producing dyed and finished knitwear fabric....

  • CAFI tool for partner banks

    CAFI tool for partner banks

    May 20th, 2016

    PaCT organized two separate training sessions in May for partner banks BRAC Bank Ltd. and IDLC Finance Ltd. on the use of the Climate Assessment for FI Investment (CAFI) tool, a web-based software application. The sessions helped enable the partner banks to better evaluate and monitor results for climate-smart...

  • New Brand Engagements

    New Brand Engagements

    May 16th, 2016

    Leading brands BestSeller and GAP Inc. have partnered with Bangladesh PaCT to help increase sustainable industrial practices in the Bangladesh supplier factories. As a part of this engagement, PaCT will lead the design and implementation of Cleaner Production (CP) program in the factories nominated by...

  • FGDs at IFC Dhaka office

    FGDs at IFC Dhaka office

    May 10th, 2016

    PaCT recently hosted two half-day Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) at the IFC Dhaka office on two urgent issues pertaining to the textile sector: ‘Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP)’ and ‘Captive Power Plant’. The objective of the FGDs was to bring together key sector stakeholders...

  • IDLC Signs agreement with IFC, Daily Sun

    IDLC Signs agreement with IFC, Daily Sun

    May 6th, 2016

    IDLC has signed an agreement with Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) program of International Finance Corporation (IFC) with an aim to develop a concise action based business development strategy and a sustainable pipeline of clients, and gaining market recognition for its work in water &energy...

  • Experts stress energy-efficient lighting for textile sector, The Financial Express

    Experts stress energy-efficient lighting for textile sector, The Financial Express

    May 5th, 2016

    Speakers at a workshop Wednesday underscored the need for developing a strong business case for Solar PV and LED Lighting as 'green lighting options' and showcasing the opportunities for Solar PV plus LED lighting in the textile and garment sector. They said the industry must utilise energy-efficient...

  • Bangladesh PaCT signs agreement with IDLC Finance Limited, New Age

    Bangladesh PaCT signs agreement with IDLC Finance Limited, New Age

    May 5th, 2016

    IFC Bangladesh country manager Wendy Werner is seen along with others at a workshop on ‘Solar PV and LED Lighting' organized by Textile Technology Business Centre under the Partnership for Cleaner Textile programme of International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group in the city on Wednesday. Read...

  • IDLC signs an agreement with PaCT

    IDLC signs an agreement with PaCT

    May 4th, 2016

    Bangladesh PaCT signs an agreement with IDLC Finance Limited to catalyze the adoption of sustainable practices through investments in resource efficiency in the Bangladesh textile sector. The agreement seeks to expand IDLC’s loan portfolio in energy efficiency financing in the textile sector through...

  • PaCT organizes Solar PV and LED Lighting Workshop

    PaCT organizes Solar PV and LED Lighting Workshop

    May 4th, 2016

    Bangladesh’s RMG industry has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 743%1 over the last three decades, and is continuing to grow with a vision to become a US$ 50 billion industry by 2021. To achieve this goal the sector needs to adopt sustainable practices, particularly efficient use...