While progress has been made over the last few years, there are still areas that need continued support if Vietnam is ever going to have an infrastructure and economy comparable to the most successful countries. As funding from the international community slows, it is vital that development programs find new funding from domestic sources. That’s why CED works with businesses to encourage investment into Vietnam’s future.
We work to show businesses that initiatives designed to help the Vietnamese people also help them. By educating decision makers and business leaders in the seriousness of climate change, disaster preparedness and forestry law and governance, and the benefits that come with serious philanthropic and CSR activity, we hope to encourage a culture in which Vietnamese industry will help to support the continued development of the country.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT
Climate change is an issue of global concern and may pose a particular threat to Vietnam, already one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. CED is working with a wide range of partners in public, private, and civil society organizations to support disaster readiness in the private and education sectors, targeting small and medium enterprises, local schools, and community learning centers.
For further information, see: http://www.readyasia.com/
CAPACITY BUILDING OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS AND MEDIA TO ENGAGE WITH FLEGT AND PROVIDE INFORMATION ON FLEGT AND RELATED ISSUES
On 19/10/2018, The EU and Vietnam signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products from Vietnam to the EU and other markets. In this context, CED is working with media, CSOs and business associations in Vietnam to communicate important details, the progress of VPA preparation and implementation, and issues related to FLEGT, to the public. CED also focuses on multi-stakeholder engagement and initiatives to strengthening CSO and businesses partnerships in the implementation of VPA.
For more information, please visit http://flegtvpa.com/
PROMOTING BUSINESS UNDERSTANDING AND ENGAGEMENT WITH STRATEGIC GIVING IN VIETNAM
As Vietnam continues to develop, international donors are beginning to withdraw their support, so the resources necessary to address the country’s remaining challenges will increasingly need to come from domestic sources. While 90% of US businesses seek to gain publicity and popularity from their CSR activities, this culture is not yet prevalent among Vietnamese businesses.
CED aims to show domestic businesses that contributing to civil society will improve their reputation among their potential customers, thereby encouraging sustainable funds for development initiatives from within the country.
For more information, please visit : http://tuthiendoanhnghiep.com/