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Aug 04, 2023 / 22:18

Standard Chartered Vietnam supports young leaders in Sustainability Incubator Program

The program aims to empower and equip young Vietnamese leaders with the knowledge, resources, and network to effectively communicate the complexities of sustainability to their peers.

Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with Dear Our Community (DOC) and BritCham, held a ceremony to launch the "Sustainability Incubator with Youth" program in the presence of Graham Stuart, Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, as part of his first official visit to Vietnam.

 Delegates attend the launching event. Photo: Standard Chartered

The “Sustainability Incubator with Youth” program, created by Dear Our Community, will provide the youth with foundational tools and opportunities to learn, practice, and promote sustainability. It also empowers and equips Vietnamese young leaders with the knowledge, resources, and network to effectively communicate the complexity of sustainability to their peers at workplaces, and to aid in the green transition.

At the event, the bank announced its sponsorship of the program, offering financial and expertise support to the youth, enabling them to inspire and empower themselves to become sustainability leaders.

Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, said that the bank is committed to investing in the communities that they operate in and that its commitment to Net zero is unwavering. The bank is dedicated to making sustainable changes and facilitating a just transition between the government and private sector.

The founder and CEO of DOC, Vo Ngoc Tuyen, stated that Vietnamese employers face challenges in finding qualified employees who can effectively implement their sustainability goals. As a solution, the “Sustainability Incubator with Youth” program aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills, and experience that employers require as they transition to sustainable business models.

“Sustainability and Education are key pillars for BritCham Vietnam, so I am honored to partner with DOC for this launching ceremony and very pleased to see one of our prominent members, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, sponsoring a particular initiative. As the UK celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam, there can be no better way to do so than by looking at the next 50 years and considering what we can do to help the young generation maximize the opportunities they have,” said Matt Ryland, Executive Director, BritCham Vietnam.