Social investors were brought together at a forum held in Hanoi on August 22 to learn about the social investment environment in Vietnam.

Participants also used the occasion to seek partners in a joint effort to boost cooperation and investment links, said the host Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

They look towards a perfect investment environment via settling social and ecological issues in the country, stressed VCCI Chairman Vu Tien Loc.

They appeal for viable State policies that enable them to raise their prestige among the masses, and support around 28 percent of Vietnam ’s population, including poor households, people with disabilities, underprivileged children, patients with HIV/AIDS, and elderly people.

Their assistance will help the State ensure social stability and security as well as gradually improve local living standards and bridge the gap between residential classes.

Some 200 social businesses were reported to be operating effectively in the country.

A variety of topics were highlighted at the forum such as the role of social businesses in Vietnam, opportunities and challenges for social investment, financial solutions for social investment, and the enhancement of management capacity.-VNA