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Corporate Social Responsibility in Vietnam

This is a selection of resources on Corporate Social Responsibility in Vietnam available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

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Corporate social responsibility, public relations and community engagement: Emerging perspectives from Southeast Asia

Check out Chapter Seven which looks at opportunities in Vietnam to blend public relations with corporate social responsibility work, with the potential for Vietnam NGOs to engage with local businesses. The chapter includes guides and strategies for such engagements.

All rights reserved, New York, NY: Routledge, 2019.

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The world guide to sustainable enterprise: Volume 2: Asia Pacific

Keen to understand the current state of sustainable enterprises in Vietnam as well as several government policies and initiatives which promote sustainable development? Delve into Chapter 21 which further includes three case studies on KOTO, Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts and MTTS.

All rights reserved, Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2016.

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Education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies in Asia : Case study summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

Vietnam is a proactive supporter of green initiatives and green growth is high on the national agenda. The research here shows the usefulness of green initiatives, issues within some industries, and recommendations going forward.

All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer Open, 2018.

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SMEs in their own right: The views of managers and workers in Vietnamese textiles, garment and footwear companies

This article explains the context of SMEs in Vietnam, the role of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in implementing corporate social responsibility and the views of employees on the ground involved in the execution of CSR initiatives.

Retrieved from EBSCOHost Business Source Complete. (myLibrary ID is required to access this article.)

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Spark – Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Development

Learn more about this non-profit organisation which aims to build a network of social entrepreneurs, volunteers and expert advisors, providing supportive services, capacity development and research on social entrepreneurship in Vietnam

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Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion

The Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion is a Vietnam-based not-for-profit organisation working to promote development of social enterprises and social initiatives locally and in the Southeast Asia region. It provides direct investment and support to social enterprises, building business networks and raising awareness of these social enterprises.

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Social Enterprise in Vietnam – AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This article considers the development of corporate social responsibility in Vietnam since 1986. Five social business models are described, with some local examples provided. Several resources and contacts are also available for a budding social entrepreneur to connect with and start a project.

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Corporate social responsibility in Vietnam: A conceptual framework

According to this article, for corporate social responsibility to function well in the Vietnamese context, attention must be paid to tradition, modernity and governance as the main contextual factors that affect the successful take-up of corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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