ACSEP’s 1st Anniversary Celebration

The 1st anniversary celebration of ACSEP was attended by guests from corporates as well as non-profit sector.

Professor Lam Swee Sum, ACSEP’s Director, presented ACSEP’s achievements for the year. Mr Bob Grove, Managing Director, Edelman Southeast Asia, presented some of Edelman’s latest research results from the Edelman Trust Barometer 2012 and the 2012 Edelman goodpurpose study. Mr Grove spoke on the potential of embodying social purpose into businesses. Mr Keith Chua, ACSEP Advisory Board Chairman, rounded up the event by outlining his visions for the team. Attendees: 102.

Presentation Slides:

Edelman’s 2012 goodpurpose report

Closing Remarks

Edelman’s Presentation

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In Conversation Series: Sustainable Business Practices – Not Business As Usual

Discussion on the new rules of business leadership and the importance of incorporating sustainability in the corporate agenda. Organized by AkzoNobel and supported by ACSEP.

Antonio Meloto, Founder of Gawad Kalinga,
Tex Gunning, Akzo Board Member,
Jeremy Rowe, MD of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints South East Asia & Pacific,
Prof Albert Teo, Associate Professor, NUS Business School.

Philanthropy – In Conversation Series: Dr Pamala Wiepking : An Academic Overview of Philanthropy in the Netherlands and Europe

Philanthropic Speaker series talk with guest speaker, Dr Pamala Wiepking, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses on cross-national and interdisciplinary explanations of philanthropy and is funded by a veni grant from the Netherlands Scientific Organization. We present an overview of the academic literature on philanthropy, divided in two parts: 1. Who gives how much; 2. Why people give. In part 1 Dr Wiepking surveyed the literature on characteristics of individuals and households that are related to giving. In part 2, she identified eight mechanisms as the most important forces that drive giving: (1) awareness of need; (2) solicitation; (3) costs and benefits; (4) altruism; (5) reputation; (6) psychological benefits; (7) values; (8) efficacy. Her research evaluated the progress in the almost 500 studies they reviewed and suggested directions for future research on philanthropy.