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.
Edelman’s 2012 goodpurpose report
In partnership with ACSEP, AVPN is organising a private roundtable event for members, prospective members and those with a strong interest in venture philanthropy. Theme: How to structure and operate a venture philanthropic organization. NUS Business School, 12th March. By invitation only, limited to 20 participants
ACSEP/NEC Social Entrepreneurship Talk by Dr Michael Liffman, Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Attendees: 33.
Social Enterprises in Australia
Co-organised with NUS Entrepreneurship Centre (NEC), Prof Muhammed Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, organised a social business forum for corporate leaders as part of Social Business Week. Registration was over-subscribed. Attendees: 240
Social Enterprise Session – “Be a global citizen : How youth can make it happen”, held on 15th February. Social Entrepreneurs sharing their experiences with interested students. Attendees: 35.
Landscape Study on Donations and Grant Making Entities in Singapore by Prof Lam Swee Sum and Gabriel Henry Jacob.
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.
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.