Green Lending in Vietnam Supercharged by 2050 Energy Transition Plan
(28 August 2023 – Vietnam) Vietnam’s ambitious Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) is predicted to rapidly bring the country’s green lending credentials up to speed.
Despite Vietnamese green lending momentum starting relatively slowly compared to other Asia Pacific (APAC) countries, the PDP8 provides a pathway for Vietnam’s energy strategy, with renewable energy representing a central pillar.
As major ESG projects demand significant debt financing, international lenders will be attracted to Vietnam’s transition towards a sustainable energy future.
“International banks like us at Standard Chartered are able to provide project financing and long-term derivatives such as interest rate and FX hedging to renewable power projects in Vietnam. With the right financing framework in place, international liquidity can be easily mobilised” Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam CEO Michele Wee commented in an exclusive interview for Asian Banking and Finance.
“Standard Chartered has had a long commitment to sustainable finance and supporting the movement of capital from developed to emerging markets. Businesses should not look at transition as optional, but more like a ‘must’ to ensure medium- and long-term success as the world is increasingly demanding greener products and services,” Wee added.