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There has been a dramatic increase in global investments in “ESG” – (Environment, Social, and Governance). In recent years, investors have particularly focused on mitigating the impact of climate change, but with the global pandemic threatening to devastate small business, there is likely to be a new focus on social investments. To achieve these goals, investors will want to see improved transparency and reduced bureaucracy from ASEAN governments, and higher governance and ethical standards from…

Posted on November 13, 2020

BI handbook Myanmar Cover II

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the Anticorruption Commission, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Centre for Responsible Business, has developed the Business Integrity Handbook.

Posted on August 24, 2020

business sector engagement VNM

In the last two years, under the framework of the UNDP Project “Promoting a business environment in ASEAN”, UNDP has been working very closely with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to support businesses in enhancing business integrity by providing guidance for them to develop and apply codes of conduct and internal control systems. “The UNDP’s support for a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vietnam Maritime Corporation marks…

Posted on April 21, 2020

vnm training judges

A study conducted by the Supreme People’s Court and UNDP shows that, among more than 7,000 trade cases handled by Vietnamese courts in 2018, only 151 cases involved foreign elements. Between 2014 and 2018, only 28 requests for recognition of foreign arbitral awards were settled against the total 45 requests accepted. After more than one year since the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods became effective in Viet Nam, the courts handled only around 20 cases under the…

Posted on April 21, 2020


Posted on December 3, 2019