In her words:
Sustainability is important because there is no alternative.
A ‘Sustainable Vietnam’ is critical – Vietnam is the 9th country most impacted by climate change in the world. Climate crisis is upon us.
New societal challenges we face, not only limited to climate crisis, must be overcome by all sectors from business, governments and civil society – working hand-in-hand.
My focus has been on building the business community as today this sector is expected to come up with innovative solutions to address environmental issues as well as social issues such as reducing inequalities and alleviating poverty in the country. Urgent sustainability challenges lead local and multinational companies to change the way they operate with a view to create positive change.
As a global citizen, I want to participate in building a more inclusive and sustainable society. If we want to act for change, we – as leaders, employees, customers, investors, policymakers – must encourage business transformation towards a sustainable future.
About Clemence Aron
Clemence Aron is a CSR Manager working for Carrefour Global Sourcing in Hong Kong. Previously she was based in Vietnam, where she created the first CSR department in a business association in Vietnam, at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV), that she led for 2.5 years.
In 2018, she published a Guidebook on CSR, introducing the challenges and opportunities of implementing responsible business practices in Vietnam. At CCIFV, she launched various activities (publications, events, trainings, advisory, consulting, online tools) to help companies improve their societal impact and to build bridges between the private sector and the civil society.
Clemence also worked with France Volontaires, a French organization initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promoting Solidarity and Volunteering around the world.
She holds a Masters in International Business and wrote her thesis on CSR and employee engagement.
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