Dear beloved readers,
As the world gradually step out from the fallout of COVID-19 pandemic, we are awakened by the fact that people must find peace with nature. Environment becomes a focused consideration in growth agendas of many countries including Vietnam with its committment toward net zero emissions in COP-26. Living sustainably is no longer an option but a responsibility going forward. Sustainable growth is a prominent and recurrent topic in this issue, demonstrating FSPPM’s efforts to spearhead inquiries into new knowledge fronts. In this quarter, we joined forces with internationally and domestically recognized bodies to explore alternatives to achieve green growth goals.
To celebrate Nordic Day 2022, in late March, FSPPM partnered with Nordic embassies in Vietnam to organize the conference ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) – Business Model for Sustainable Development. The event gathered high profile speakers from private and public sectors elaborating on how to translate ESG protocols into operational practices and raise awareness to the public and business community that sustainability is of equal importance as profitability. Also in the same month, FSPPM research team working on the consultation project for Hue province made their first overseas fieldtrip to Kyoto. By drawing parallelism between the two old capital cities, Fulbright experts try to shed light on how to balance between the two goals, i.e., preservation of traditional cultures and economic development.
Besides these overarching themes, our faculty and guest speakers continued to share their expertise to students and public via policy seminars on significant topics; for instance, legal contract systems, economic outlook, governance models which you can find more details in below sections.
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