RMIT and KPMG Limited have come together to support good governance through an innovative new centre in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
The KPMG-RMIT Centre of Governance will develop and disseminate industry- focused thought leadership through publishing joint research, encouraging dialogue and debate at networking events and harnessing the knowledge of students and academics from RMIT University Vietnam.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said the initiative aimed to contribute to the development of good governance in Vietnam.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with KPMG, an organisation recognised for its top performance on governance," Professor McDonald said.
Chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam, Warrick Cleine, said good governance was a fundamental requirement for society and business.
"It's widely accepted that businesses with good governance operating in a clear and transparent manner generate greater value and benefit for their stakeholders," Mr Cleine said.
"The KPMG-RMIT Centre of Governance enables KPMG and RMIT to work together and cooperate with stakeholders to improve governance capabilities and capacity in Vietnam.
"We're excited about introducing this new program."
The new centre will offer support and expertise to a broad cross-section of the business community including government and regulatory agencies, professional bodies, industry leaders and academics.
Already a schedule of events stretching well into 2015 is being arranged on topics such as financial reporting, transfer pricing and auditing.
The KPMG-RMIT Centre of Governance plans to have four best practice presentations a year in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Its launch coincides with KPMG’s 20th anniversary of operation in Vietnam.
RMIT is committed to building lasting relationships with industry to ensure education and training programs continue to be practical and industry-relevant.
Since its inception in 2000, RMIT University Vietnam has enjoyed strong relationships with the business community in south-east Asia and beyond.