Crafting fresh sustainable initiatives

Crafting fresh sustainable initiatives

The Vietnamese government has made pledges to support and encourage companies to apply environmental, social, and governance criteria as an instrument for appraisal, which are clearly reflected in several legal documents.
Why integrate ESG plans into business?

Why integrate ESG plans into business?

Environmental, social, and governance criteria apply to governments, companies, and individuals at all levels, but here we focus on companies.
ESG key to sustainable development: conference

ESG key to sustainable development: conference

On November 29, the “ESG - The Key to Sustainable Development” conference, organised by Vietnam Investment Review (VIR), saw the attendance of about 100 guests.
Printing a brand new chapter of environmental stewardship in Vietnam

Printing a brand new chapter of environmental stewardship in Vietnam

Embedding environmental action into business operations can be financially rewarding, as one company demonstrates by inking its first sustainability-linked trade finance credit facility.
ESG promises must be backed up by genuine progress

ESG promises must be backed up by genuine progress

The importance of environmental, social, and governance criteria (ESG) factors to businesses has been extensively acknowledged. Andrew Chan, Sustainability Strategy & Transformation leader at PwC Asia-Pacific’s Sustainability Centre of Excellence, explained to VIR’s Celine Luu how to address ESG concerns across a broad spectrum of industries.
ESG investing and the threat  of corporate greenwashing

ESG investing and the threat of corporate greenwashing

The term environmental, social and governance is now known far and wide. Dr. Seng Kiong Kok, interim senior programme manager for innovation and enterprise at RMIT University Vietnam, demystifies this major trends in investing, speaking with VIR’s Minh Ngoc.
From waste to wealth: circular economic prospects

From waste to wealth: circular economic prospects

As environmental concerns rise and resources deplete, businesses and individuals need to shift towards a new model of consumption which can support the economy and help the planet: the circular economy.
SCG Chemicals and Long Son Petrochemicals join Vung Tau to plant trees

SCG Chemicals and Long Son Petrochemicals join Vung Tau to plant trees

SCG Chemicals and Long Son Petrochemicals joined Vung Tau People’s Committee to plant 400 trees in the area of Nui Lon in the city.
Becoming a more responsible and green-based enterprise

Becoming a more responsible and green-based enterprise

Over recent years, there has been an increasing focus on responsible business and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) compliance among stakeholders in the global market.
Power of collaboration driving the ESG agenda

Power of collaboration driving the ESG agenda

Since 2020, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have been gaining momentum among investors and businesses all over the world.
USAID signs MoU with KOICA on climate change and environmental protection

USAID signs MoU with KOICA on climate change and environmental protection

USAID and KOICA signed their first MoU to reduce pollution, mitigate climate change in the Mekong Delta, and accelerate the transition to clean energy.
Mobilising a post-pandemic evolution of ESG in Vietnam

Mobilising a post-pandemic evolution of ESG in Vietnam

The acronym ESG - or environmental, social and governance - has been around for a while but has only recently become the business community’s go-to buzzword. Many companies worldwide are now touting their ESG credentials and Vietnamese companies are no different.
A year of environmental progress

A year of environmental progress

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has made tremendous efforts to fulfil the tasks assigned by the National Assembly and the government, contributing to the country’s economic targets for 2021. Here are the highlights for the sector from last year.
Getting to grips with ESG management

Getting to grips with ESG management

Amid rapidly rising global expectations for business to adopt responsible, transparent, and effective sustainable business practices, many companies are struggling to work out what it means to them, what they need to change, and why.
Home Credit Vietnam CEO: Our ESG policy is an evolution rather than a revolution

Home Credit Vietnam CEO: Our ESG policy is an evolution rather than a revolution

“Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is not new to us at all. It is something we have been working on forever. It us part of our DNA since we started doing business,” said Annica Witschard, CEO of Home Credit Vietnam on the releasing of its inaugural ESG Report.
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