Vietnamese version published in Forbes Vietnam, July 2021 –
Interview with Tran Vu Ngan Giang (aka Giang Tran) – ASSIST (Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation) by Forbes Reporter Ms. Linh Chi.
How do you see CSR activities in Vietnam today?
In recent years, the business community in Vietnam has been actively promoting CSR under various forms and names. However, both academic studies, as well as practices suggest that CSR is not fully comprehended and is quite often misunderstood as corporate giving, though philanthropic responsibility is only one of the four pillars of CSR (i.e. economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic responsibilities).
CSR activities in Vietnam are therefore rather inconsistent depending on the size and scale of a company.