Vote for Social Impact

MBA is not only about making it big in the business world, but it is also about making a big social impact, according the mission of our NUS MBA Social Impact Club.

Rooted in its core values of awareness, sustainability, education and empowerment, the club strives to create events and initiatives that advocate these ideals to benefit the society. It serves as primary channel for our MBA students to make a difference through volunteer programmes and community activities. More importantly, it goes beyond giving back – it encourages MBAs to practice their business skills and interests in a way that ignites positive change by developing projects and activities that promote the link between business and social development.

One of its current projects is to raise funds for solar water pumps for Tolosa, one of the worst-affected regions in hurricane typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Four NUS MBA students – Marco Ordonez, Ashima Wadhawan, Adrian Albano and Julian Ragragio – came together to support the residents of Tolosa community, who have no access to clean water and the solar powered pumps will give them a sustainable source of clean water from just one reliable resource: Sunlight. Continue reading

Singapore’s role in Sustainable Development – a thought provoking discussion

The 2008 Distinguished Alumni Business Leaders Forum was a success which provided much insights on Sustainable Development and Singapore’s role in it. 

The Distinguished Alumni Business Leaders Forum held on 22nd January 2008 was a successful thought-provoking event. The topic, Sustainable Development: What roles can Singapore play in the region and the world, was interesting enough to attract a diverse crowd including students, alumni, faculty and business fraternity from all over Singapore. The afternoon got off to an exciting start with a keynote address from Dr. Kenny Tang, Founder and CEO of Oxbridge Climate Capital. With his vast experience and invaluable knowledge, the man known as ‘Asia’s Al Gore’ kept the entire audience glued to his speech that covered a range of topics including the important need for alternative sources of energy and the lucrative business opportunity that exists within this space. His comments on the “War on Global Warming” got everyone thinking about this phase where one could see a great opportunity amidst a daunting challenge that needed to be addressed.

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