Partner, Raise Partners
Mimi Vu is Partner at Raise Partners, an ESG consulting practice that helps private sector and governments work in partnership to achieve their highest social and environmental impact. She is also one of the leading experts on Vietnamese human trafficking and modern slavery, and has 20 years of experience in international development in areas such as gender equality, economic empowerment, and ethical supply chains. Through Raise Partners, Mimi co-organizes the annual Vietnam ESG Investor Conference, the country’s first conference dedicated to convening like-minded investors, businesses, policymakers, and experts to identify opportunities for investment. Mimi has been a member of AmCham since 2007, is a co-founder of the ESG Committee, and serves as the Vice-Chair of Advocacy for the Women in Leadership Committee. She has undergraduate degrees in English Literature and French from the University of Michigan, and a MPA in International Policy from New York University. Mimi is a native of Flint, Michigan, USA and has been based in Vietnam since 2006.
Statement of Interest/Vision
I envision AmCham to be the leading business chamber in Vietnam and ASEAN promoting meaningful adoption of sustainable and ESG-focused business practices among its members, which is critical for Vietnam’s long-term economic growth. Vietnam’s dynamic rise is not without its environmental, social, and governance challenges, and international investors increasingly require companies to comply with ESG and sustainability standards to mitigate their own risks.
As a Governor, I will advocate for the adoption of ESG and sustainability measures to increase FDI and improve Vietnam’s overall business environment with the US and Vietnamese governments and private sector. In particular, I will focus on ESG opportunities related to the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and Vietnam’s growing, critical role as a manufacturing center in the global supply chain. I will also support the inclusion, participation, and visibility of SME members in AmCham’s strategy and activities across all sector committees.
Lastly, the United States has the largest population of overseas Vietnamese in the world, and Vietnamese-Americans in particular play a special role in driving economic growth and investment in Vietnam. I will advocate for stronger and more economic connections and opportunities between the Vietnamese-American diaspora and Vietnam.