State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and GIZ hosted a UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking Consultation Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the SBV. Over 60 participants including representatives from 17 financial institutions attended. During the workshop, SBV also presented the results from the written feedback collected from 33 institutions.

The Principles were well received by most institutions and that they are in accordance with the Vietnam banking strategy towards the sustainable development and green growth. However the majority thought implementing the Principles posed a challenge for banks in Vietnam.

UNEP FI will incorporate the written and verbal feedback received into the Principles consultation process and continue to work with SBV and GIZ on supporting the uptake and implementation of the Principles in Vietnam.

See the event posted on SBV’s website from here (in Vietnamese)