In her words –
‘Sustainable Vietnam’ means a culture, of which each individual living in Vietnam is aware of and perform their responsibility to maximise their potential in creating positive changes in lives of others – making Vietnam a place that is worth living in.
With this mindset each individual, together with their organisations and/or businesses, add a level of ethics to the way they function from production, to interaction with stakeholders and a positive contribution to the environment.
No one can survive alone – we are all interconnected to each other from people to nature. Everything we do affects others and the next generations to come. As everyone should have equal opportunity to live a flourishing life, we should all ensure that our actions and ‘footprints’ do not negate opportunities for others – that is sustainability.
Every individual, organisation, or sector has a role to play in our ecosystem – each of us is unique with different backgrounds, experience, perspectives, resources, and potentials. Imagine how it looks like when such diverse resources are pulled together. It would bring about different ways of thinking and acting; it would bring about innovative solutions to any challenges. We cannot move forward and get better without creativity and innovation!
Partnerships holds that power by bringing us together to grow at all levels. And as we get together, words such as respect, transparency, accountability, and celebration of differences are fundamental to develop a trusted and just partnership.
The ultimate impact for all sectors, is putting partnerships and sustainability together. We can then see a picture where people are accountable to each other and work together for the win-win-win interests of stakeholders, community, society and the world.
About Tran Vu Ngan Giang
Giang is doing her Master’s in International Management and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, following Chevening – a scholarship awarded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She is also a freelance consultant assisting nonprofit organisations on strategic development, leadership and management, fundraising, and partnership with private sector. She has long track records working in for-profit organisations, as well as managing and leading not-for-profit organisations for many years.
Having a strong passion for sustainable development through Creating Shared Value approach (CSV), in 2017, as the Executive Director of LIN Center, Giang pioneered and co-created a conference called “How Doing Good is Good for Business”. It has been the only CSV conference in Vietnam offering a platform for discussion and collaboration between businesses, nonprofits, and diplomats toward sustainable development. With a worldwide network of friends and business partners, Giang restlessly facilitates cross-sectored partnership for social impact.
Giang is also an active speaker and moderator at various international and local conference and workshop events about women empowerment, youth development, leadership, cross-sectored partnership, and social impact.
- MSc Student, International Management & International Relations, Oxford Brookes University
- Chevening Scholar, 2019 – 2020
Consultant: NGO Development & Partnerships for Sustainability
- ExCo member, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (HAWEE)
- Pink Ambassador of Breast Cancer Network Vietnam (BCNV)
Click to read in her insights on Corporate Social Responsibility During a Global Pandemic: Doing Good, For Good (Part 1).