NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked for more concrete and practical policies and recommendations to facilitate the sustainable development of enterprises. He made the request at a meeting with the Executive Board of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) in Hanoi on December 10. He said that Vietnam’s economy is undergoing a transitional process, with a great deal to be done to create the best conditions for the sustainable development of businesses. For instance, the legal system needs to be amended in addition to promoting the reform and equitisation of State-owned enterprises, he noted. The Deputy PM stated that the current economic trend is to get business as a driving force for sustainable development. The VBCSD should increase its role to ensure that 100% of enterprises operating in Vietnam are working in the spirit of sustainable development. He also asked the VBCSD to put forth suggestions and contribute ideas to the Government’s report underway on Vietnam’s development up to 2035. The VBCSD comprises 35 member enterprises with potential and specific contributions to sustainable economic development. The council has relations with 100 partners around the world and is present in 65 countries and territories. The VBCSD plans to conduct surveys on the rubber, tea and coffee sectors to build an action plan connected to other countries in the ASEAN region and in the world.