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The first harvest of Ecofarm's corn in Long An province.

Ecofarm, one of the first companies that VBCF has invested in, witnessed its first harvest today.

VBCF signed an investment agreement with Southern Seed Corporation (SSC)

Tra Vinh – A VND nine - billion investment agreement between Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF) and Southern Seed Corporation (SSC) was signed today. This inclusive business model is expected to help 2,200 low income households, majority of which are Khmer ethnic minorities, in Tra Vinh province step out of poverty.
 

VBCF and Inclusive Business on the Agenda of Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum 2014

Hanoi, 21 February 2014 - The first Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum was organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in collaboration with the British Council (BC) and Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF). The event aimed to further heighten the role of the business sector in sustainable development and to improve the competitiveness of Vietnamese businesses in the process of economic integration.
 

VBCF and Inclusive Business on the Agenda of Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum 2014

Hanoi, 21 February 2014 - The first Vietnam Corporate Sustainability Forum was organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in collaboration with the British Council (BC) and Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF). The event aimed to further heighten the role of the business sector in sustainable development and to improve the competitiveness of Vietnamese businesses in the process of economic integration.

2014 SEED AWARDS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The SEED Initiative has just launched the 2014 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development. 
They are seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs who aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level in a country with a developing or emerging economy. 
This year SEED will make available up to:

Happy Lunar New Year 2014

VBCF would like to send our greetings to you and your family with utmost respect and well wishes!
Thanks for your continuous support to VBCF. We wish you a great Year of the Horse. Happy New Year!

 

VBCF Winner Announcement - in the news

VBCF Awards USD 2.5 mil. to the First Eight Inclusive Business Projects

Vietnam Business Challenge Fund has decided to award close to 2.5 million dollars as a non-refundable investment to the best eight innovative and inclusive business models in the areas of agriculture, low carbon growth, infrastructure and basic services, as a result of the first call for proposals in November last year.
 

Caution!

You are kindly requested to pay high attention to the fact that ALL information on VBCF and its proposal assessment procedures must be provided by VBCF in a formal way. Special caution is recommended to all informal information about VBCF to avoid incorrect understanding of VBCF and to prevent unnecessary damages to companies as well as to the VBCF’s transparency policy. All queries and feedback can be sent to VBCF office at info@vbcf.org.vn or by phone  84-4-37265214.

Inclusive business case

Have you ever heard of a company that enables low income people send remittances through mobile phones text messages?

That’s the company in Cambodia named Wing - a brandless bank with an innovative programme that allows 400,000 textile workers in Cambodia to send remittances to their families living in provincial locations using SMS mobile phone technology at a significantly lower cost than the current 10% transaction fees on the total amount to be transferred.

Find out more about the business case here.

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