Deputy PM advocates sustainable business models

Wednesday, 2017-10-11 04:53:25
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaks at the session. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam held a working session in Hanoi on October 10 with the Executive Board of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) within the framework of the Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum 2017.

The event which opened in the capital city yesterday is exploring methods to scale up business solutions to sustainability challenges.

According to Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc, as one of the 193 UN member countries adopting the 2030 Agenda with 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), Vietnam has asserted its vision and resolve to, together with the world, follow the path to green growth.

Its Government has issued a national programme on sustainable development and set up the National Council for Sustainable Development, he said.

VCCI also established the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development, which gathers hundreds of enterprises volunteering to act as the core of sustainable business models in the country, he added.

Speaking at the working session, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam emphasised the need to continue promoting creativity and establish more favourable conditions for the business community to further participate in the implementation of the sustainable development goals of the UN.

The Deputy PM also acknowledged the positive contribution made by the business community to stabilising the macro economy.

Deputy PM Dam asked the VCCI and intermediary institutions such as VBCSD to organise more forums and dialogues to help enterprises, state agencies and organisations in solving issues arising in the process of developing, planning, and implementing related policies and mechanisms.