The Press Room
SimplyGiving on the Road - November
Societal Leadership Summit
The Institute for Societal Leadership (ISL) under the Singapore Management University (SMU) was officially launched by distinguished Guest of Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore, during the Societal Leadership Summit 2016 in SIngapore in November. ISL is the first and only institution in Asia that focuses on societal leadership. The Institute was formed to advance Societal Leadership in Southeast Asia and beyond. It is anchored on SMU’s foundation of academic rigour and aims to achieve a greater applied understanding of societal leadership. ISL seeks to be a thought leader in societal leadership for the betterment of society. It provides a convening and collaborative platform for societal leaders, and is a capacity builder to inspire and develop current and emerging societal leaders.
Breakfast with Save the Children
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the most ambitious set of global goals adopted by countries to end poverty, to protect the planet and to tackle inequalities by 2030. Achieving these goals require collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector. We were delighted to join the CEO of Save the Children International and former Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, for a breakfast dialogue on the important role of business in addressing the challenges faced in Asia and around the world and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is an extraordinary opportunity for companies to invest in the SDGs – through resources, expertise and strategic business change - and in doing so, boost economic growth, profitability and long term viability.
365 Cancer Prevention Society Dinner
We were pleased to be able to attend the 365 Cancer Prevention Society Charity Dinner in November to recognise the great work of their supporters and fundraisers. 365 Cancer Prevention Society is a recognized Institution of Public Character (IPC) under the National Council of Social Services (NCSS) in Singapore. It is also a Society that promotes the core values of “Cancer Prevention” and “Cancer Fighting”. “Cancer Prevention”- through health education and the encouragement of exercise, to educate the public to lead a healthier lifestyle. “Cancer Fighting” – to fight cancer together with cancer warriors and their families by introducing the right foods and nutrition and educating them on the management of their emotions which will assist in boosting their immune system, thus striving towards holistic healthy living. You can support them here: 365 CPS.
ASEAN Impact Challenge
Our CEO Nikki Kinloch was delighted to be able to coach and mentor the finalists of the 2016 ASEAN Impact Challenge before their presentations to the judging panel. 20 teams, all with innovative solutions to address social & environmental issues across our region. Some really great ideas: ASEAN Impact Challenge.