Publishing reports and alerting the proper authorities about public dangers such as dangerous intersections and potentiallly dangerous products. New Insurance Products and Innovation Another space where insurers are addressing sustainability is in product development.
Starting in the s, Bengali nationalists used the term in political rallies in East Pakistan. The term Bangla is a major name for both the Bengal region and the Bengali language. The term Vangaladesa is found in 11th-century South Indian records.
The Portuguese referred to the region as Bengala in the 16th century. History of Bangladesh Early and medieval periods Seal of the King Shashankawho created the first separate political entity in Bengalcalled the Gauda Kingdom Stone Age tools found in Bangladesh indicate human habitation for over 20, years,  and remnants of Copper Age settlements date back 4, years.
By the 11th century people lived in systemically-aligned housing, buried their dead, and manufactured copper ornaments and black and red pottery.
The early Iron Age saw the development of metal weaponry, coinageagriculture and irrigation. These states had well-developed currencies, banking, shipping, architecture and art, and the ancient universities of Bikrampur and Mainamati hosted scholars and students from other parts of Asia.
Xuanzang of China was a noted scholar who resided at the Somapura Mahavihara the largest monastery in ancient Indiaand Atisa traveled from Bengal to Tibet to preach Buddhism. The earliest form of the Bengali language began to the emerge during the eighth century.
The Islamic conquest of Bengal began with the invasion by Bakhtiar Khilji ; after annexing Bengal to the Delhi SultanateKhilji waged a military campaign in Tibet. Bengal was ruled by the Delhi Sultanate for a century by governors from the MamlukBalban and Tughluq dynasties.
During the 14th century, an independent Bengal Sultanate was established by rebel governors.
The sultanate's ruling houses included the Ilyas ShahiJalaluddin Muhammad ShahHussain ShahiSuri and Karrani dynastiesand the era saw the introduction of a distinct mosque architecture  and the tangka currency. The Arakan region was brought under Bengali hegemony.
During the late 16th century, the Baro-Bhuyan a confederation of Muslim and Hindu aristocrats ruled eastern Bengal; its leader was the Mansad-e-Ala,  a title held by Isa Khan and his son Musa Khan.
The Khan dynasty are considered local heroes for resisting North Indian invasions with their river navies. During the reign of Emperor Akbarthe Bengali agrarian calendar was reformed to facilitate tax collection.
The Mughals established Dhaka as a fort city and commercial metropolis, and it was the capital of Mughal Bengal for 75 years. Mughal Bengal attracted foreign traders for its muslin and silk goods, and the Armenians were a notable merchant community. A Portuguese settlement in Chittagong flourished in the southeast, and a Dutch settlement in Rajshahi existed in the north.
During the 18th century, the Nawabs of Bengal became the region's de facto rulers.
The Nawabs forged alliances with European colonial companies, which made the region relatively prosperous early in the century.
The Bengali Muslim population was a product of conversion and religious evolution,  and their pre-Islamic beliefs included elements of Buddhism and Hinduism.
The construction of mosques, Islamic academies madrasas and Sufi monasteries khanqahs facilitated conversion, and Islamic cosmology played a significant role in developing Bengali Muslim society.
Scholars have theorized that Bengalis were attracted to Islam by its egalitarian social order, which contrasted with the Hindu caste system. Syncretic cults, such as the Baul movement, emerged on the fringes of Bengali Muslim society.identified a need for a revised definition of microfinance and microcredit provision in Europe, (sometimes also referred to as ‘the two sides of the microfinance coin’): an economic impact development services.
o Microcredit: loan of a small amount (normally smaller than the EU per capita. Jun 04, · According to function and nature of bank, in Nepal banks are classified in following types: 1)Central Bank 2)Commercial Bank (Class A) 3)Development Bank (Class B).
Microfinance is the supply of small loans and other financial services to people with a low income who would otherwise have no access to credit from traditional banks and financial institutions. Microfinance is seen by some as a viable solution to reduce poverty, enabling those at the Bottom of the Pyramid to reshape their destiny.
Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money. Poverty is a multifaceted concept, which may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty, extreme poverty, or destitution refers to the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs such as food, clothing and shelter.
Dec 05, · In short, sustainable business practices mean that companies (and the executives who run them) act in a socially responsible manner that considers the impact of its business practices on future generations, the health and well-being of consumers and employees, and the planet, while at the same time remaining profitable.
The insurance industry has a vested interest in embracing sustainability. The Inter-American Development Bank began supporting income generating nonprofit organizations and cooperatives in through its Small Projects Fund long before there was a field dubbed social enterprises.
In , the Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), which replaced the Small Projects Fund, was created to promote social equity and the economic development of poor and marginal groups.