blackstone minerals spearheads sustainable mining

Blackstone Minerals spearheads sustainable mining

A new mining corporation from Australia Blackstone Minerals is breaking the stigma of unsustainability in mining with a flagship project in the northern mountainous province of Son La. The Ta Khoa project will produce green nickel in compliance with the highest environmental, social, and governance standards to support Vietnam and the world’s electric vehicle revolution.
carrying on akzonobels crusade for sustainability in vietnam

Carrying on AkzoNobel’s crusade for sustainability in Vietnam

With Vietnam experiencing a seismic shift towards sustainable spaces to live and work, the market’s leading paints and coatings company has a great deal to contribute. My Lan Nguyen, the newly appointed general director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Vietnam, shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen how the company will continue supporting green and sustainable living across the country.
dual crowns for nestle in sustainability and hr

Dual crowns for Nestlé in sustainability and HR

In probably the most challenging year in decades, Nestlé Vietnam has maintained an implacable drive towards sustainability and people-centric operations, earning recognitions as the most sustainable company and the best place to work in Vietnam. Binu Jacob, CEO of Nestlé Vietnam, shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen what initiatives took the company to the top.
electrolux to empower green living by 2030

Electrolux to empower green living by 2030

On the occasion of the launch of the Global Report as part of the ambitious Better Living in 2030 sustainability programme of Electrolux, Tomasz Sypytkowski, general manager Vietnam and head of Sales Area Southeast Asia shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen the key pain points identified in the report and how Electrolux is looking to help address them.
quick reversals expected as new normal gradually replaces lockdown gloom

Quick reversals expected as new normal gradually replaces lockdown gloom

The latest KPMG CEO Outlook for 2021 shows a revival in business confidence as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and life returns to a new normal. Warrick Cleine, chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen what changes the world can expect in the rebound.
tech advances in algorithmic trading

Tech advances in algorithmic trading

Digital transformation has made a strong presence in stock trading with the rise of digital brokerage services and platforms that support traders not only in getting a more accurate reading on the market but even trade automatically on their accounts.
technology paving the way for the industrial revolution

Technology paving the way for the industrial revolution

The 2021 edition of the Taiwan Expo will showcase innovations by Taiwanese manufacturers that are driving 4.0 development in the global heavy industry. Covering all facets of production, the exhibition will feature award-winning solutions like Sun Firm’s flat-bed computer numerical control lathes that provide unparalleled cutting precision and adaptability, and RenAn’s simulation workstation, which makes the training of lathe operators safer and more efficient.
digital foundations for increased sme agility

Digital foundations for increased SME agility

COVID-19 has resulted in a mixed bag for businesses large and small, highlighting the need for agility and resilience. Warrick Cleine, chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen the key takeaways for smaller and mid-sized groups.
carlsbergs community values woven into the heart of business

Carlsberg’s community values woven into the heart of business

Living the purpose of “brewing for a better today and tomorrow”, for nearly 30 years now Carlsberg Vietnam has been facing down local challenges through its core brand Huda, working relentlessly towards a well-developed, strong-bond central community.
bringing tried and tested eu know how to bear in vietnam

Bringing tried-and-tested EU know-how to bear in Vietnam

Discussing European  Union’s ambitions to combat plastic pollution, Rui Ludovino, first counsellor of Climate Action, Environment, Employment, and Social Policies at the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam, shared with Tom Nguyen how the Rethinking Plastics Project is supporting Vietnam in cleaning up its marine environment.
nestle vietnam setting sights higher

Nestlé Vietnam setting sights higher

Nestlé Vietnam has been awarded the Vietnam National Gold Quality Award 2019-2020, highlighting the corporation’s vision, leadership, and strong business performance in the past year. Binu Jacob, managing director of Nestlé Vietnam shared with VIR’s Tom Nguyen how the comprehensive business evaluation award fits flush with the companies development orientations so far and future plans to be the leading sustainable “glocal” company in Vietnam.
rethinking plastics kick off workshop of pilot activities

Rethinking Plastics kick-off workshop of pilot activities

The kick-off workshop for the Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter Project took place on April 9 in Hanoi, highlighting important policy developments and four pilot projects currently underway, to jointly address the concerning plastic pollution issue in Vietnam.    
ge highlights gas potential in low carbon energy production

GE highlights gas potential in low-carbon energy production

At an online media roundtable held to share the findings of its latest Whitepaper on energy transition builds, GE has reiterated its commitment to carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030 and to exit the new-build coal power market.
first high end playground of hanoi on road to expansion

First high-end playground of Hanoi on road to expansion

As Hanoi’s first indoor playgrounds targeting upper-class and foreign families, Smart Kids Playground has done well in its very first year of opening – so well in fact, that the owner is now negotiating multiple franchising contracts across Vietnam.
supermarkets hammer out details on future of plastics

Supermarkets hammer out details on future of plastics

A pilot project on establishing a plastic alliance of Vietnamese supermarkets and shepherding the retail industry towards the more sustainable production and consumption of plastics was launched on March 31 by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, along with the Department of Industry and Trade of Hanoi.