Corporate Social Responsobility (CSR) in the Ethiopian Banking Sector: A Case Study on Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE)

Mathias Nigatu BIMIR


This case study was carried out to assess the social responsibility practices of commercial bank of Ethiopia. The study was carried out based on secondary data taken from the reports of the bank for the year 2011-2013 and other literatures. Variables used in the study are: priority sector lending, environment protection, health, education and community welfare. The finding shows that though commercial bank of Ethiopia is making efforts in the CSR areas, still there are gaps in implementing well planned CSR and making disclosure. It also shows that existing altruistic practices in this bank are of reactive to meet the interests of social and community concerns and the bank lacks proactive involvement. 


Corporate Social Responsibility; Banking; Ethiopia; Commercial Bank

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