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.
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.
Denise Sandquist, one of the youngest female CEOs of a technology startup in Vietnam

Denise Sandquist, one of the youngest female CEOs of a technology startup in Vietnam

Fika co-founder and CEO Denise Sandquist shared with VIR the company's core values and ambitions in Vietnam.
Focusing on compliance of social-led governance criteria

Focusing on compliance of social-led governance criteria

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria are internationally seen as the foundation of long-term sustainable growth. Robust ESG initiatives could thus help companies access a larger pool of high-quality capital, especially from value
Bankers are the leaders in ESG criteria implementation

Bankers are the leaders in ESG criteria implementation

Implementing and meeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria is not easy in the Vietnamese market.
Social trading - Not every investor needs to be a trader

Social trading - Not every investor needs to be a trader

With the advent of social trading, investing without putting in the hours of research and getting down the fundamentals no longer sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Social security needs to change ahead of the Industry 4.0

Social security needs to change ahead of the Industry 4.0

Social security mechanism and regulations will have to be changed since the fourth industrial revolution and free movement of labour have led to new kinds of jobs and ways of working, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.
Unpaid social insurance fees skyrocket

Unpaid social insurance fees skyrocket

Unpaid social insurance fees have hit a record on the back of dark economic woes.
Slow reforms dog property firms

Slow reforms dog property firms

Frustration is growing among real estate developers who were expecting a faster deployment of Resolution 02/NQ-CP’s reforms designed to revive the lackluster property market.
Property developers move with the times

Property developers move with the times

Numerous real estate developers facing the perilous economy are proposing to convert on-going projects from market-rate commercial housing to subsidised social housing.
PM Dung's New Year message stresses top priorities

PM Dung's New Year message stresses top priorities

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has sent a New Year message emphasising the central tasks of 2013, which include institutional improvement, combination of monetary and fiscal policies, support for businesses, administrative reform, economic restructuring, and guarantee of social welfare.
75 per cent of Asia Pacific organisations will adopt enterprise social tools

75 per cent of Asia Pacific organisations will adopt enterprise social tools

Microsoft believes organisations are rapidly seeking the benefits of creating a connected user experience in the workplace.
Giving social entrepreneurs a reason to prosper

Giving social entrepreneurs a reason to prosper

On the occasion of 2nd Annual Social Entrepreneur Affair in Hanoi during October 25-26,  International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI) Singapore chairwoman Ann Phua talks with VIR about the group’s  support for Vietnam’s social entrepreneurs.
Sharing brings great happiness

Sharing brings great happiness

Through its practical corporate social responsibility activities, Jahwa Vina Company has helped make the dreams of disadvantaged people come true since it arrived in Vietnam two years ago.
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