british university vietnam leading the way as a green university

British University Vietnam: Leading the way as a green university

British University Vietnam (BUV) stands as a pioneer in higher education, being the first and only international university in Vietnam authorised to deliver university degrees from the UK.
investors can take measures to ensure true sustainability

Investors can take measures to ensure true sustainability

Vietnam is enhancing its appeal to both domestic and international investors in line with its long-term green goals. Emily Hamblin, British Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, and Tiong Hooi Ong, partner at PwC Vietnam, shared insights on the prospects and challenges of climate finance with VIR’s Luu Huong.
region is integrating at speed with outlook on sustainability

Region is integrating at speed with outlook on sustainability

Environmental and sustainability issues have gained significant importance in a wide range of industries and organisations globally. Pulkit Abrol, regional director for Asia-Pacific at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), told VIR’s Nguyen Thu his vision for sustainable development and how to drive positive change.
sustainability established through more collaborations

Sustainability established through more collaborations

Vietnam’s sustainable development ambitions will be helped along through an international trade event taking place in Hanoi this week, aiming to foster regional economic development and sustainability.
esg investor conference discusses need for inclusive partnerships

ESG Investor Conference discusses need for inclusive partnerships

The 2024 Vietnam ESG Investor Conference saw industry leaders and investors converge at New World Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City on May 16-17 to address the pressing challenges posed by climate change and chart a course towards a more equitable future.
groundwork laid for the dual transition

Groundwork laid for the dual transition

Vietnam’s strategic focus on attracting high-quality foreign investment is being demonstrated through its emphasis on green and digital transformation projects, supported by robust legal frameworks and a strong commitment to sustainability and technological innovation.
a transition worth doing properly

A transition worth doing properly

Accountants are now crucial in managing both digital transformation and environmental sustainability. Pulkit Abrol, regional director for Asia-Pacific, and Chun Wee Chiew, regional lead for Policy and Insights for Asia-Pacific at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), emphasised to VIR’s Linh Le the role of upskilling and robust policies in driving sustainable business practices and tech advancements.
what vietnamese businesses can expect from the eus csrd

What Vietnamese businesses can expect from the EU's CSRD

The new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) aims to reshape environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards for businesses both within and linked to the EU. Nguyen Hoang Nam, ESG leader and partner, along with Luong The Cuong, ESG manager in Assurance Services at PwC Vietnam, explore the implications of the CSRD for Vietnam and outline the necessary strategic actions for compliance with these new standards.
vietnam is ready to make a statement with eco ips

Vietnam is ready to make a statement with eco-IPs

Vietnam is heading towards sustainability in its economic performance. Bruno Jaspaert, CEO of DEEP C Industrial Zones, talked to VIR’s Linh Le about the transformative journey towards sustainability in Vietnam’s business ecosystem, and DEEP C’s pivotal role in this evolution.
sustainability economics working with aci to phase out coal

Sustainability Economics working with ACI to phase out coal

Sustainability Economics, a global provider of net-zero solutions, announced on April 17 that it has chosen the Asia Carbon Institute's (ACI) standard for evaluating a 'transition-credits' methodology that aims to expedite the phase-out of coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) in the region.
citi wins three environmental finance awards

Citi wins three Environmental Finance awards

Citi was recognised by Environmental Finance magazine, a leading publication in the sustainable debt finance market, as lead manager of the year for corporate green bonds, lead manager of the year for corporate sustainability bonds and lead manager of the year for supranational, sub-sovereign and agency green bonds.
sheraton saigon grand opera hotel awarded green globe certification

Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel awarded Green Globe certification

Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel has earned the distinction of being the first Marriott International property in Vietnam to receive the Green Globe certification in sustainability.
uob vietnam partners with betrimex on sustainability

UOB Vietnam partners with Betrimex on sustainability

On April 12, United Overseas Bank (Vietnam) Limited (UOB Vietnam) signed a green trade finance facility agreement with Ben Tre Import Export Joint-Stock Corporation (Betrimex) on sustainable coconut production.
where is environmental governance in fdi attraction

Where is environmental governance in FDI attraction?

While Vietnam and businesses are moving towards sustainability, hubs of environmental concerns remain in attractive investment destinations, requiring a change in order to become competitive.
shortfall of planes adds to complexities

Shortfall of planes adds to complexities

Global airline giants insist they have enough planes in Vietnam, at a time when concerns are being raised over sustainability in the supply chain.