IFC helps boost green credit in Vietnam Business

IFC helps boost green credit in Vietnam

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided a 100 million USD long-term loan for the Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB) to increase the private sector’s contributions to green and sustainable growth in Vietnam.
BIDV signs green credit agreement with French Development Agency Business

BIDV signs green credit agreement with French Development Agency

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) announced on May 27 that it has signed an agreement on the SUNREF green credit line with the French Development Agency (AFD) to finance businesses investing in the fields of environmental protection, climate change response, and green growth.
VPBank, Proparco cooperate to promote green credit in Vietnam Business

VPBank, Proparco cooperate to promote green credit in Vietnam

VPBank and Proparco - the private sector financing branch of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a 50-million-USD loan with the aim of supporting climate-friendly initiatives, green and energy efficient projects, as well as small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
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Central bank seeks fresh impetus for green credit growth

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued a rule that would push up green credit and environmental risk management in the credit-granting process so it could implement the National Action Plan on Green Growth.

Experts and commercial banks said SBV's decision helped create a level playing field for green credit growth. Green banking is controlled by the same authorities as regular banking, but takes more care to assure its actions benefit the country's environment, society and natural resources.

In a recent seminar on green credit and banking, Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, head of the SBV's Banking Strategy Institute, said the banking sector had contributed to the country's socio-economic development by playing the role of financial broker and promoting growth.