Framing the Future EU-Viet Nam Partnership – Green Development as a Catalyst for Trade and Political Cooperation?

Two years after the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the European Union (EU), this EIAS Briefing Paper outlines the evolution of economic and trade relations between the two partners, identifying relevant sectors for future cooperation. Taking into account both parties’ climate ambitions, as well as Vietnam’s need to develop its energy infrastructure, the EU and Vietnam should collaborate more intensively to secure and incentivise sustainable European investments in Vietnam, facilitated by the FTA. Sharing its experience, the EU can contribute to determining an energy policy adapted to Vietnam’s needs and will.

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Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Linking CSR and R&D

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the self-regulating mechanism by which businesses ensure to comply with globally agreed upon ethical norms and standards, and engage in actions for wider social benefit, such as acts to mitigate their impact on the environment, improving the labour conditions of the workforce or giving back to the community within which they operate.

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