Credit Suisse Global Philanthropists Forum – By Invitation Only event

Mr Keith Chua, ABR Holdings Executive Chairman; ACSEP Board Chairman, spoke at a Donor Forum: Why I Give. Moderated by Prof Tan Tai Yong, Vice Provost of Student Life, NUS. The other panelists include Dr Stephen Riady of Lippo Group and Dr Fabio Landazabal, Senior Vice President and Area Director Asia Pacific of Glaxo Smith Kline. Dr Rob John, ACSEP Visiting Senior Fellow, chaired a plenary session on Maximizing Impact through Collaborative Giving. The panel comprises Ms Liza Green, Co-Founder & Director, New Day Asia (Hong Kong); Mr Deval Sanghavi, Partner & Co-Founder, Dasra (India); Mr Ken Ito, Project Research Associate, Keio University (Japan).

The panel explored model of giving/investing circles that are taking root in a number of Asian countries, and how such circles enhance effective philanthropy. The quantity and quality of resources made available to non-profits or social businesses is enhanced, and also the circles are part of donor education. Circles lower the barrier to beginning a philanthropic journey and allow philanthropists to learn from each other.

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Inaugural Charity Governance Award Ceremony- Organised by Charity Council, in partnership with ACSEP

The Inaugural Charity Governance Award (CGA) is organised by Charity Council and held in partnership with ACSEP, who developed the judging criteria and assessment process. The CGA aims to promote good governance in the charity sector by acknowledging the excellent work of charities, while inspiring others to emulate their best practices. For more information about the award ceremony, please click here. CNA News on the awards, please click here. For more information about the award, please click here.

1st Singapore International Public Health Conference

Organised by the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the Chapter of Public Health and Occupational Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore.

ACSEP co-organised a Symposium on social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy in health delivery held in conjunction with the conference on 2nd October 2012. The panel was chaired by Prof Audrey Chia (ACSEP Co-Director; Assoc Prof Business School; Joint Assoc Prof Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health). The panel comprised Mr Sadeesh Raghavan, Global Advisory Board Member of the Acumen FundMr Amit Jain, President and CEO of HealthPoint Services Global Inc.; and Mr Timothy Ma, Senior Project Consultant (Ex-Executive Director) of the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA), Hong Kong. For presentation slides, please click on the names above.

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For reflections from the symposium, please click here.

Faculty Seminar on “Landscape of Philanthropy in China” by Mr Lu Bo, ACSEP Senior Visiting Fellow & Advisory Board Member.

“Landscape of Philanthropy in China”

Major characteristics of philanthropy in China through data and facts were presented. It was followed by a comprehensive introduction of China’s nonprofit sector, including the administrative system, legal frame, tax incentives and other barriers. Conclusions were highlighted from the perspective of a practitioner and researcher.

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ACSEP Philanthropy Speaker Series: Trends and Development of Philanthropy in China and Asia

The event featured a panel comprising of Keynote Speaker, Prof Wang Zhenyao, Dean of China Philanthropy Research Institute, Beijing Normal University; Panel Speakers from NUS: Dr Caroline Brassard, Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) & Senior Lecturer, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Dr Joonmo Son, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Dr Zhao Litao, Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute; Moderator: Prof Lam Swee Sum, ACSEP Director & Assoc Prof, NUS Business School. Topics discussed: Evolvement of China philanthropic sector in the past few years, volunteerism, future trends for the China philanthropy sector, as well as the opportunities and challenges for the different stakeholders involved. The panel also evaluated the China experience against those of other Asian countries.

Presentation Slides: For Opening remarks by ACSEP Advisory Board Chairman, Mr Keith Chua, please click here. For Prof Wang’s presentation, please click here. For Dr Son’s presentation, please click here.

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China Foundation Leaders Tour

ACSEP organized an Inaugural 2-day (12 September 2012 – 13 September 2012) study tour for prominent Foundation Leaders from China to study the development and governance of Singapore social sector. Supported by World Future Foundation. For more details, please click here.

UN Women Project Inspire: Meet the Change-makers

30 August 2012

The event brought together a panel of 4 finalists from the UN Women “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World”: Ms. Rachel Ann Hardy from Cents for Seeds, Ms. Gloria Arlini from Project Light: Darkness/Interrupted, Ms. Chitra Iyenger from E-learning for Change, and Mr. David Nicholas Bacon from Carpets for Communities. It was moderated by Ms. Pu-Reum Lara Yim from UN Women Singapore and Mr. Lee Ming Yong from NUS Entrepreneurship Society. The conversation delved into topics ranging from the team’s motivations, cultural and political challenges faced in the various fields, to dishing out advice to students who needed help in convincing higher familial authorities of the need to attend to social affairs. The event was organized by UN Women Singapore, ACSEP, Grameen Creative Lab@NUS, and NUS Entrepreneurship Society.”

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NUS Greater Good Series & ACSEP Philanthropy Speaker Series – Strategic Philanthropy Dinner Event

A’By Invitation’ dinner event, organised by ACSEP and NUS Development Office. The event featured a panel comprising of Prof Paul Brest (President, Hewlett Foundation), Mr Richard Eu (Group CEO, Eu Yan Sang International Ltd, Singapore) Mr Anant Nadkarni (Vice President, Group Corporate Sustainability, Tata Council for Community Initiatives, India), Dr Agung Waluyo (Director, Universitas Ciputra Entrepreneurship Centre, Ciputra Group, Indonesia); panel discussion on “Money Well Spent: A Conversation about strategic philanthropy in Asia. Representation of grant makers from foundations, corporate, including philanthropy advisors were in attendance. Attendees:82.

For reflections from the event, please click here.

Closing ceremony for Temasek Foundation Project on “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development”.

This event closes the 3-year collaboration project on capacity building and capability training in the Philippines. ACSEP team trained 12 faculty members from four schools at Ateneo de Manila University in curriculum development using a multi-disciplinary approach. The four schools comprised on John Gokongwei School of Management, School of Social Sciences, School of Government and School of Humanities. In addition, ACSEP and Ateneo adapted the curriculum for a train-the-trainer program on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development for Gawad Kalinga, a non-profit organisation with some 2,000 communities throughout the Philippines. Two of the 12 faculty members trained have gone on to apply the same method to innovate their own curriculum development and have found significant improvement in teaching and learning. Two social entrepreneurs trained in the first roll-out to Gawad Kalinga have won seed funding for their community-based social enterprises. The closing event was attended by senior management of Temasek Foundation, Ateneo de Manila University, Gawad Kaling, ACSEP and the media. Moderated by Prof Lam Swee Sum and Gabriel Henry Jacob.