Corporate Social Responsibility
Community is the essense of our Bruneian at Heart spirit. As a Partner in Progress, we work closely with relevant stakeholders and strategic partners to affect change in issues at the heart of the community.
We focus our efforts on three main areas: Education, Entrepreneurship and Community.
Education projects nurture future leaders and thoughtful citizens. As a bank, we have particular expertise in financial knowledge and skills. We can help participants with financial planning, creating a business plan, leadership and teambuilding. As a Partner in Progress, we also believe in the value of lifelong learning as an essential component for nation-building. Through our education support programs such as BIBD ALAF, we hope to nurture a future generation of leaders who will lead the country toward achieving Brunei Vision 2035.
Entrepreneurship proejcts empower individuals and small businesses. Our entrepreneurship awards, micro-grant schemes and micro-credit schemes help to identify and empower local micro enterprises.
Community projects preserve our tradition and way of life, helping Bruneians help each other and the environment. These are the projects with the widest social impact and for which we have received a lot of love from the Bruneian public.
BIBD“s Advocating Life-long Learning for Aspiring Future (ALAF) Program is an education community-funding initiative in the form of financial support and assistance. The program is a manifestation of BIBD“s belief in the value of life-long learning in line with the objectives of Brunei Vision 2035.
The BIBD ALAF program supports less fortunate children in Brunei Darussalam so that opportunities for success are accessible for all. Besides education support, the program also provides necessities such as stationery, transportation and meals.
The program is run in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs along with the support of local corporates and members of the public.
Launched in August 2020, the BIBD Special Entrepreneurial Empowerment and Development Scheme (BIBD SEED) is an award-winning program that aspires to enhance the livelihood of underprivileged women in Brunei Darussalam by empowering them with entrepreneurial skills and facilitating their development into competitive, resilient and successful entrepreneurs in the local landscape and able to penetrate international markets.
Community for Brunei (CFB) is a CSR initiative by BIBD, launched in 2020 and managed in partnership with local social enterprise The Collective Arts Events and IT Partner, Think Axis. It is a significant example of corporate and grassroots collaboration which benefits the community. CFB also works to raise awareness on issues surrounding sustainability and sustainable ecosystems.
This is Brunei“s first large scale digital platform for social and charitable causes in the Sultanate, allowing NGO“s to fundraise, call for volunteer resources and advertise their causes all in one platform.
It also features a virtual marketplace designed to help small businesses digitise, mobilise and scale towards IR4.0.