16:00 | 15/01/2021 Companies
(VEN) - The Vietnam Corporate Pride Network was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on January 14.
The Vietnam Corporate Pride Network (VCPN) is a collaborative effort of KPMG Vietnam and the ICS Center, with active support from the Consulate General offices of Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD).
The Network brought together corporate organizations to promote inclusive workplace cultures and initiatives where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people can be themselves and are valued in their employment.
The VCPN will be driven by ICS, a local Vietnamese NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that runs local and national inclusion programs for the LGBTI community. KPMG Vietnam, the Consulates-General of Australia, the UK and US, and AVYLD will provide ongoing strategic direction.
It is expected that the VCPN will hold regular bi-monthly meetings to share corporate inclusivity best practice, provide updates on key strategic initiatives, and foster continued networking. The Network also plans to organize further activities to showcase local leaders progressing the inclusion agenda.
The VCPN welcomes all types of corporate organizations with a commitment to inclusion to join the Network.
The launch event included a panel discussion with KPMG Vietnam CEO Warrick Cleine, UK Consul-General Emily Hamblin, and ICS Center Director Linh Ngo. Moderated by Australian Consul-General Julianne Cowley, the panel reflected on the importance of advancing LGBTI rights and workplace inclusion practices in Vietnam.