According to VPBank's representative, the “Small Business Academy” could be considered Asia's most unique CSR project when combining digital elements and operating in the online environment. This is both a solution of the bank in a difficult period due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a responsibility to the social community. At the end of the project, VPBank successfully supported more than 3,000 small businesses to effectively apply online selling skills, 300 small businesses had booths on famous e-commerce floors. It has also maintained the online small businesses community of up to 12,500 people.
“The best bank for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2020” award once again affirms the correctness, timeliness and quality of the project. This is not only an objective assessment of the international community, but also a true reflection of VPBank’s efforts to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development over the past 27 years,” he said.
The entire review process, including the steps of nomination and award announcement, was conducted in a transparent and public manner. Accordingly, Asiamoney evaluated the project through the detailed information and specific data that the bank supported for more than 12,500 small businesses across Viet Nam. From the information of the independent evaluation organisers, Asiamoney's team of editors, journalists and researchers conducted analysis and discussions to make the final election decision to ensure the results in the most accurate, fair and comprehensive way.
Asiamoney is the leading prestigious magazine in Asia in economics, finance and banking sector with millions of readers. With its leading position and prestige, annually, Asiamoney organises an award system for banks with outstanding performance by region and country. — VNS