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Corporate Social Responsibilities

Believe in a better future for all. We play an active role in helping charities and the local community.

MetLife Foundation

MetLife foundation was established in 1976 with a mission to improve the financial lives of low-income people around the world by partnering with effective organizations that provide advice and access to high-quality financial services. The lessons that we and our partners learn are shared to continuously improve products and services. Since 2013 MetLife Foundation refocused its grant making toward financial inclusion. To support its mission, the Foundation has committed $200 million over five years to help low-income individuals and families get access to safe and affordable financial products and services. 

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MetLife Foundation works in both developing and developed economies to expand and improve financial services. We fund approaches that help low- and moderate-income people to:

  • improve basic cash flow management
  • prepare for life’s inevitable challenges
  • take advantage of opportunities
  • achieve their short- and long- term goals.

BIDV MetLife Corporate Responsibility in Vietnam

Since 2013, MetLife Foundation has made USD 5 million in grants in Vietnam that collectively hold the potential to impact more than 300,000 low-income households.  BIDV MetLife is proud to be the representative in Vietnam to support our grant partners who are helping low income people and businesses and businesses gain access to safe, affordable, and effective financial services such as bank accounts, savings accounts, loans, insurance, pensions and more. We are also honored to receive Amcham CSR Recognition Awards in two consecutive years including 2016 and 2017 for our great contribution to community.

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“MetLife Pro-Bono Asia” Initiative in Vietnam to Support Vietnamese NGOs

In 2016 we encouraged our employees to work with three non for profits organizations in Vietnam to solve their pressing problems in marketing, finance, etc. 17 of our talented executives from 6 countries spent more than 1500 hours supporting these NGOs . We’ve also funded data and insights  work including the mix market’s mapping of all the financial institutions, which could be useful both for policy makers as well as last mile institutions;  We also work directly with partners to provide better savings and credit services, etc., which provides works with more than hundreds of low income women. We are providing them with world class expertise to improve their financial services, technology and systems so that their existing and new clients can get access to a wide range of targeted and affordable financial services which are conveniently delivered.

Room to Read’s Program to Support Girls with Life Skills and Education

With a shared belief that “ the world change starts with education”  we also focus on funding and assisting young girls to pursue their education we partner with Room to Read – a well-recognized NGO to support hundreds of girls across 3 Southern provinces to enhance their opportunities, pursue higher education and set themselves up for success.

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Vietnam Big Build 2016 and 2018

In 2016, more than 200 Vietnamese and international volunteers from Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and the U.S., worked alongside 20 Vietnamese families to build decent homes during a week-long Vietnam Big Build event from October 3 to 7 in Tam Nong district in Phu Tho province. MetLife Foundation is a Silver Sponsor, supporting the build of three homes in the province. BIDV MetLife, is honored to represent MetLife Foundation in Vietnam, and in partnership with the BIDV to send volunteers to the Big Build.

In 2018, BIDV MetLife contiunued to represent MetLife Foundation and cooperated with Habitat Vietnam to build better futures through safer homes for 21 low income families of Dong Thap. BIDV MetLife staff was able to participate in the home building project to build a healthier, brighter, more resilient community. 

MetLife Foundation has supported Habitat’s mission of building strong and stable communities for nearly 30 years.  MetLife Foundation’s commitment to helping low income families stabilize housing costs and encouraging homeownership as asset building are effective tactics on the journey from financial inclusion to financial health.

In 2013, MetLife Foundation became a global Habitat sponsor and, since then, has supported Habitat projects with MetLife volunteers building homes and revitalizing community spaces in Asia, EMEA and LatAm. MetLife Foundation’s grant-making helps low-and moderate-income people prepare for life’s inevitable challenges, take advantage of opportunities, become more stable, and achieve their short- and long-term goals. Since 2013, MetLife Foundation has made four grants in Vietnam valued at over USD 2.5 million that collectively hold the potential to impact 240,000 low-income households.

Vietnam Big Build 2016

Micro Finance and Financial Inclusion

Since 2014 MetLife Foundation has supported Trickle Up’s work bringing financial inclusion to ultra-poor households and based on the positive impact and success from the previous program, together, Trickle Up and MetLife Foundation have taken the next transformational step to extend partnership in Vietnam with a strong organization: Plan International. The program aims at providing financial education, skills and connection to formal institutions, improving lives for thousands of people and ultra-poor household in central highland of Vietnam.

With close and solid partnership with our partners in the field, our aspiration and commitment to support people in need in Vietnam remain strong.