Overview

The concept of ESG, which stands for environmental, social, and governance, has become well-known among businesses. Adopting ESG practices is a growing trend that steers companies towards sustainable development objectives and increased accountability in their business activities.

Implementing ESG practices helps to mitigate risks associated with environmental, social, and governance issues, steering businesses towards more sustainable and economical operations. ESG can also offer a competitive edge in the marketplace and draw the attention of investors.

However, ESG is not a magic wand that can transform business operations overnight. It is a process that requires businesses to have a proper understanding of ESG. The issue is knowing where to start. What is the roadmap to help businesses implement ESG? What scale of business can implement ESG? What are the difficulties and challenges when businesses practice ESG... The forum titled "ESG – From Ideas to Action" will address these questions.

The forum, in collaboration with the EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC), will commence with the "Green Morning Vietnam! Workshop," which aims to present an overview of the ESG topic, tracing its global trends, with a special emphasis on Vietnam.

The ESG Series Masterclass, organized in conjunction with the ESG & Sustainable Business Transition Alliance and endorsed by various chambers of commerce (BeluxCham, CanCham, CCIFV, CCIPV, CEEC, DBAV, HKCham, GBA, SCCV, NordCham), will follow the forum.

Highlights

Businesses will understand their position in the ESG journey, gauge their readiness for ESG, and identify what impediments they face in implementing ESG practices.

In the ESG Series Masterclass, businesses will have the opportunity to practice ESG with experienced speakers from the industries.

The forum is designed specifically for businesses truly interested in ESG and those ready to transform to embark on the ESG business transition.

Speakers

Green Morning Vietnam! Workshop

Ms. Dženeta Mulabegović

Sustainable Development Specialist

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Vietnam

Mr. Erick Contreras

Co-chairman

Eurocham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC)

ESG Series Masterclass

Mr. Sergio Pereira Da Silva

Vice Chairman

EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC) Chairman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-Vietnam (CCIPV) Managing Partner & Architect Saraiva + Associados Vietnam

Mr. Douglas Lee Snyder

Executive Director

Vietnam Green Building Council

Ms. Betty Pallard

Vice Chairwoman

EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC) Chairwoman & CVO Linkpower

Ms. Shahrazad Aboulossoud

Research & Innovation consultant

European Financial Grant expert

Mr. Do Ngoc Quynh

General Executive Secretary

Vietnam Bond Market Association (VBMA)

Allinnettes Go Adigue

Head of the ASEAN Regional

Hub of the Global Reporting Initiative

Mr. Nguyen Cong Minh Bao

Vice Chairman

EuroCham Green Growth Sector Committee (GGSC), Co-chairman French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam ESG TaskForce (CCIFV), Co-founder & COO ESGs & Climate Consulting

Mr. Pham Hoang Hai

Partnership Development Head

Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) – Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Ms. Nguyen Nam Anh

Head of Listed Companies

Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE)

Where & When

Tentative date

From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

on June 13, 2024

Venue

Rex Saigon Hotel

141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1, HCMC

Participants

The ESG Forum is expected to welcome domestic and foreign-invested businesses, particularly those keen on fostering dialogue on ESG practices and sustainable development.

Program

The ESG Forum 2024 will take place on June 13, 2024, at Rex Saigon Hotel, HCMC

Part 1: Green Morning Vietnam! Workshop

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Welcoming guests

8:40 - 8:50 a.m.

Opening remarks

8:50 - 9:10 a.m.

ESG Landscape: History, Global Trend, and Vietnam Focus

9:10 – 9:30 a.m.

Presentation 1

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.

Presentation 2

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.

Q&A session

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Presenting Net-Zero Carbon certificates

Part 2: ESG Series Masterclass

10:50 – 13:50 p.m.

Workshop 1: How to incorporate ESG in the construction sector?

Workshop 2: Finance transition & ESG disclosures

Workshop 3: ESG reporting & ranking framework, where to start in Vietnam?

13:50 – 14:00 p.m.

Closing

Booking

The forum is tailored for businesses interested in ESG and prepared to undertake the ESG business transition. As such, seating is limited and exclusively available to businesses that register promptly.
* Tickets include entrance fee, tea-break and support for carbon offset toward NET-ZERO Carbon event, excluding VAT.

Standard

VND1,500,000

Combo

Buy 2 get 1 free

VND2,250,000

Plus

1 ticket & 1 year subscription

VND1,350,000

ESG Journey