Promoting social responsibilities – UEB to work with delegation from Thriive US

On 7th May, 2019, the delegation from Thriive US visited the UEB and worked with UEB’s leaders to discuss the undertaking of social responsibilities through Thriive project.

Attending the meeting, there were Ms. Linn Kincanon - Founder, President of Thriive Foundation; Mr. Kellen Raegen Williams - counselor of Thriive program. From the UEB, there were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu – Vice Rector; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Trung Thanh - Head of Research and Partnership Development; Dr. Pham Vu Thang - Director of Center for Development Economics Studies- the coordinator of Thriive in Hanoi.

Beginning the meeting, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu welcomed the delegation from Thriive US. She said that, after 14 years of partnership, the two universities have made breakthroughs in cooperation. Also, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu summarized the main activities that are implemented as well as and evaluating the impact  of Thriive project in Vietnam.

On hearing the great outcomes that have been made by Thriive project in Hanoi, Ms. Linn Kincanon said, mission of Thriive is to eliminate poverty around the world by supporting social businesses. In Vietnam, Thriive has invested a huge resource and attain great impacts. The UEB has been accompanying Thriive in undertaking the project.


Over 14 years of operation in Vietnam, Thriive USA realizes the great economic and social impact that the project have made. Therefore, it’s necessary to have a new form of investment being implemented.

“We chose the UEB - VNU as the first partner to implement the TiiF - Thriive Impact Investment Fund. With this fund, businesses can access the capital of USD 50,000 with preferential interest rates. The criteria will be developed by the two sides.”

After welcoming the delegation from Thriive US, UEB’s leader signed the MOU with 2 social enterprises, Ngan Ha Xanh JSC and Thuong Thuong handmade company.

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