Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia with a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. A range of factors have supported this growth, including a policy push from the government to promote innovation-driven entrepreneurship, a rapidly growing middle class driving up demand, increasing interest from domestic/foreign technology-sector investors, and the availability of business support-providers. In line with economic growth, Vietnam has achieved impressive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasingly, impact investing is being viewed as a critical practice to support entrepreneurial initiatives that are focused on SDGs; the practice, however, is at an early stage in Vietnam.
This research examines the gaps across five broad components of the impact investing ecosystem and provides recommendations to strengthen the same.
Publication Date: March 2021