“How Doing Good is Good for Business 2018” on June 28, 2018 (Thursday), 08:00-15:30, at the Park Hyatt Saigon.

This year’s focus “Business Impact & Community Impact – Where to Meet?” discusses and showcases CSR/CSV (creating shared value) and Sustainability models that:

  • Build value and sustainable impact to the socio-economic development of Vietnam;
  • Encourage and enable businesses to continue to grow sustainably;
  • Strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders from business, nonprofit, and government.

Examples will come from cross-sector partnerships presenting frameworks, tools, and platforms through practical case studies in Vietnam and internationally.

The event gathers 200+ international and local representatives from business, NGOs/NPOs, researchers, academia, media, and government, who share common development goals, that create a safe living and working space for all, and contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.

How Doing Good is Good for Business 2018 offers a unique platform for developing understanding, and building partnerships to create socio-economic impact. It is specially designed for:

  • Senior leaders, Marketing, HR managers, CSR executives of MNCs, and SMEs that would like to better effectively invest their CSV/CSR money to add value for their businesses.
  • Non-profit organizations looking for innovative models and win-win-win approaches for collaboration with businesses, who share common development goals.


Keynote Speech: Partnerships & Shared Value

Warrick Cleine

Chairman & CEO, KPMG Vietnam & Cambodia

High-Level Panel Discussion: Strengthening Partnerships & Impact by Building Trust

Discussion: Why and How cross-sector partnerships are important for mutual value? Experience and stories come from representatives of Vietnamese government, foreign government, private sector, individual philanthropist, and NGO.

Ambassador Cáit Moran

Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam

Dr Nghiem Vu Khai

Vice Chairman, Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA); Member of Congress

Olivier Dung Do Ngoc

Honorary Consul for the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in HCMC; Founder & CEO EZLand Vietnam

Pham Phu Ngoc Trai

Founder & Chairman, GIBC; Former Chairman & CEO Pepsico International – Indochina

Sreenivas Narayanan

Group Managing Director, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST)

Co-Moderator: Christina Ameln

CSR Advisor & Founder, Ameln & Co; Member of Board of Advisors, LIN Center for Community Development

Co-Moderator: Tran Vu Ngan Giang

Executive Director, LIN Center for Community Development; Member of Executive Committee, Ho Chi Minh City Association for Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE)

Workshop 1: Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Partnerships

Discussion: CSR – where and how to start? How to move from one-off giving to strategic partnerships that would benefit business as well as community?  

Paul Huynh

Head of People, Performance, & Culture, KPMG Vietnam

Samuel Maruta/ Vincent Mourou

Chairman/ CEO, Marou Chocolate

Mimi Vu

Director of Advocacy & Partnerships, Pacific Links Foundation

Phil MacLaurin

Business Unit Manager, Premier Oil Vietnam Offshore

Moderator: Betsye Moon Park

Executive Advisor, LIN Center for Community Development

Workshop 2: Corporate Volunteering and Mutual Values

Discussion: What is pro-bono? How it helps to develop corporate culture, employees’ loyalty, and leadership? Where to start and how to make it work? What tools/platforms available? 

Clemence Aron

CSR Project Manager, French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CCIFV)

Tran Vu Ngan Giang

Executive Director, LIN Center for Community Development; Member of Executive Committee, Ho Chi Minh City Association for Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE)

Colin Blackwell

CEO, Enable Code

Hoang Thi Minh Hong

Founder and Executive Director, CHANGE Vietnam

Calvin Kwok

External Communications, Public Affairs, Intel Malaysia & Vietnam

Moderator: Andy Fischtrom

Organizational Development Manager, Glandore Systems Vietnam (Vsource)

Workshop 3: Explaining the Requirements & How to Work on it?

Discussion: What are ​Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ISO26000, GRI, Children’s Rights and Business Principles, etc.? How these principles guide business and community to grow sustainably? How to work with the requirements and guidelines in your business/organizations? 

Nazia Ijaz

Corporate Alliances Specialist, UNICEF

Trinh Thi Van Anh

Operational Process Manager of Sustainability, Decathlon Vietnam

Pawel Gorski

Deputy B2B Head, iCare Benefits

Florian Beranek

Lead Expert Societal
Responsibility & RBC, UNIDO

Nguyen Cong Minh Bao

Vietnam GRI Country Program Head; Vice Chairman of Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD)

Moderator: Christina Ameln

CSR Advisor & Founder, Ameln & Co; Member of Board of Advisors, LIN Center for Community Development

Workshop 4: Leadership & Influence

Discussion: Small act could lead to big change! Practical discussion with leaders of international and local SME, MNC, and NGO of how leaders build their organizations’ sustainable values 

Nia Klatte

Sustainability Coordinator (Vietnam & Lao), EXO Travel

Tran Gia Huan

Marketing Director, Philips Lighting Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Bich Ha

General Secretary, Ho Chi Minh City Association for Women Executives & Entrepreneurs; EXCO member, Association for Living Values Education International (ALIVE)

Michael Brosowski

Founder & CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

Jean-Luc Voisin

Managing Director, Les Vergers du Mekong

Moderator: Khong Loan

International Content Editor/ Staff Writer, Forbes Vietnam

Closing Keynote: Doing Good Together!

Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh

President, Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation; Vice President, Viet Nam Peace Committee; Former Ambassador of Viet Nam to the E.U and Belgium (2000 – 2002); Former Vice-chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Viet Nam National Assembly (2002 – 2007)

Ice-Breaker: Understanding Partnerships

Claire Raynal

Corporate Social Responsibility Officer , French
Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV)

Clemence Aron

CSR Project Manager, French Chamber of
Commerce in Vietnam (CCIFV)

Vuong Thu Nguyet

Executive Director, Canadian Chamber of
Commerce Vietnam (CanCham)

Pham Truong Son

Director of NPO Partnerships, LIN Center for
Community Development

Son Thu Trinh 

Director of Operations, Christina Noble Children’s
Foundation Vietnam

Jessica Schmit

Damien Roberts 

Executive Director, SaigonChildren CIO

Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc 

Director of Programs, LIN Center for Community Development

Co-Host & Master of Ceremonies

Tran Vu Ngan Giang

Executive Director, LIN Center for Community Development; Member of Executive Committee, Ho Chi Minh City Association for Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE)


LIN is a registered Vietnamese non-government, nonprofit organization founded in 2009. LIN is the pioneer and only organization in Vietnam supporting the development of local nonprofit organizations, at the same time, facilitating the partnerships between individuals/business and local nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their potentials as vehicles for sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and citizen participation in Vietnam.

LIN empowers the local nonprofit community by providing support of information, network, expertise, and finance. LIN facilitates the collaboration between individuals and business/institutions, and the local nonprofits toward social impacts. In addition, LIN assists HCMC-based businesses and business chambers to contribute to community-led development by strengthening and stimulating best practices in corporate community engagement, corporate philanthropy, and CSR/CSV, which help improve the quality of life in Ho Chi Minh City while improving the outcomes of businesses operating in Vietnam.


CanCham is a voluntary business association dedicated to assisting companies and individuals doing business in Vietnam. Our aim is to provide our members with business support, education, and a social environment for the purpose of exchanging ideas, sharing expertise among members, and building on experiences. By encouraging collaboration and cooperation between businesses, government, residents and other stakeholders, we help create a synergistic environment in which we all thrive. In addition, CanCham takes pride in contributing to the improvement of the social life in Vietnam by donating all excess funds received to a number of different charitable organizations in Vietnam.

CanCham is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen business and community relations for its members. With its origin dating back to 1994, CanCham has become one of the most active and dynamic business organizations in Vietnam, coordinating a broad array of social and business events that reach out to the entire population – from local business leaders to new entrepreneurs. With a presence in both Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi, CanCham is also a venue for young, open-minded Vietnamese business people who want to expand their network and access the Canadian and the international business community.


The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV) main goal is to drive and represent the French business community in Vietnam and to facilitate the exchange of goods, services and capital between both countries. It gathers over 280 members from individual members to MNCs, including SMEs. CCIFV Corporate Social Responsibility Program aims to increase the flow of good business practices, experiences and contacts to enhance sustainable development in Vietnam. Their mission is to raise awareness on CSR through events, publications and surveys, but also to support companies in the development of their CSR approach through consulting services and online tools.






Click here to register for this high impact event!

Timing: 08.00 – 15.30, 28/06/2018 (Thursday)

Venue: Park Hyatt Saigon, 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC

Registration fee (lunch & tea-break included):


LIN Center for Community Development

  • CirCO, 1st floor, H3 Building, 384 Hoang Dieu Street, Ward 6, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
  • +84 8 8880 7929
  • info@linvn.org
  • www.linvn.org

Please contact Ms. Kelly Vo, kelly.vo@linvn.org or call us +84 8 8880 7929 if you are interested in co-sponsoring the event.