Vietnam: The journey to inspire young social enterprise pioneers.
Vietnam is being hailed as ‘Asia’s next tiger’ and there’s a growing eco-system to support social entrepreneurs. But, Anna Patton discovers, Vietnam’s youngsters are yet to be convinced that social enterprise could be a great career path. She explores the growing number of initiatives that aim to transform their mindset.
Vietnam’s economic tally is impressive. Extreme poverty has dropped dramatically since the 1990s, and GDP per capita growth has been among the world’s fastest. But in ‘Asia’s next tiger’, rapid development comes with unsustainable practices including dangerous levels of pollution and unsafe food.