Social Commitment Day with CCIFV Members

Written by Vi Cao

On last 30 June 2017, LIN Center and French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV) organized the Social Commitment Day with more than 60 participants from member companies in Ho Chi Minh City. The participants joined the panel discussion about the CSR stories of BEL, EXO Travel, and Sneider Electrics, and visited 10 local nonprofit organizations to learn about how the organizations work, overcome chanlenges, and drive toward future. At the end of the day, all participants joined the debrief session to share experience and lesson-learned.

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- Event report

- Debrief notes

- Resources for CSR

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How Doing Good is Good for Business - 19 May, 2017

Written by Vi Cao

A conference on 19 May introducing innovative approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Shared Value and the role of partnerships in sustainable business and community development, gathering about 100 industry leaders for the discussion of CSR and creating shared value

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Ho Chi Minh City, April 21st, 2017 - The LIN Center for Community Development (LIN), the Ho Chi Minh City Women's Association of Executives and Entrepreneurs (HAWEE), and the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) have just announced co-organizing the conference “How Doing Good Is Good for Business” on May 19th, 2017 at the Caravelle Hotel. The event is designed to highlight different approaches in Vietnam to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and creating shared value; the difference between charity and development initiatives; and various strategies for corporate partnerships with not-for-profit organizations.

The morning conference will be divided into two panel sessions. The first panel will focus on the concept of creating shared value - it will look at different ways a business can add value to a community while also supporting their corporate bottom line. The second panel will bring together companies, nonprofits and network organizations on how they identify, form, and maintain partnerships. They will also discuss how they mobilize resources, leverage strengths, and overcome weaknesses to achieve a shared benefit to the community. 

There will also be a dozen booths hosted by an assortment of local nonprofits who are working to address a variety of issues in Ho Chi Minh City including education, environment,  healthcare and access to opportunities. This is an occasion for corporate partners to directly meet and connect with local nonprofits.

The event is designed for business owners, senior leaders, department managers, employees and practitioners from businesses operating in Ho Chi Minh City, big and small. It is an opportunity for participants to learn from business leaders about innovative approaches to improve employee engagement; increase customer loyalty; deliver sustainable business growth; understand and create partnerships for greater impact; and more. In addition to hearing from experts, there will be opportunities to identify and connect businesses with relevant organizations that share common interests. The conference will enable all participants to explore how to leverage strengths and resources to join forces effectively. 

"Businesses and nonprofits share many common or complimentary goals, whether it is about safe places to live and work, matching qualified people to viable employment opportunities, or ensuring that people have access to products they need and want at affordable prices.”, said Ms. Tran Vu Ngan Giang, Executive Director, LIN Center for Community Development. “What LIN often discovers through our work with local businesses and local communities, are missed opportunities for collaboration that could create lasting and positive social and environmental impacts. If the nonprofit and private sectors could find ways to collaborate more effectively, imagine the potential for scaling solutions that improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community​ while contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development. We hope this conference will inspire companies and nonprofits to form long-lasting and impactful partnerships.”

Visit the event site here to find out the presentation of the speakers, and photos of the event.

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