Futsal Fury 2009

Jointly organised by NUS MBA Social Impact and Sports Clubs, Futsal Fury 2009 saw teams from INSEAD and GE as finalists in a fundraising futsal match.

It was a crisp “Valentine’s Day” Saturday morning on February 14, 2009; but for the team of NUS MBA Social Impact Club, it was more than just Valentine’s day – it was a day when the club was going to host an event that would make a difference in some people’s lives. This event was a fund-raiser for a local Singapore hospital that serves patients suffering from HIV/AIDS.

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Launch of Social Impact Club

NUS MBA blogger R. Suraj (class of 2008) shares the vision and founding story of the Social Impact Club NUS.

The Social Impact Club was an idea born in the heat of a Mumbai afternoon. A CSR club has existed within the NUS MBA but unfortunately it had remained dormant. When Adarsh and I met on that Mumbai afternoon, we shared the belief that we needed to revive the CSR club. Adarsh proposed that we start a Net Impact chapter at NUS, the first chapter within Singapore. Thus our journey began.

Paulo Coelho famously said, “When you really want something, the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Truer words were never spoken. Along our journey I met five others who gave their total commitment to the cause. These five – Debesh, Kashif, Kathrin, Vikram, Vivian, became the executive committee for the club. We found moral and financial support from the NUS MBA office. The Career Services Office helped us with contacts. Prof. Bob Fleming and Prof. Albert Teo became the club’s faculty advisors. Along the course, we built bridges with Insead Business School, which helped us in setting up the club. We also held a re-branding competition where we asked for new names for the club. The name ‘Social Impact Club’ was chosen from a bunch of equally good choices. Congrats to Kashif for getting the name right!

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The CSR Awareness Month was a wonderful learning experience for the NUS Student Community with distinguished speakers addressing various key topics. 

The CSR Awareness Month, an annual event started in 2006, was co-hosted by the NUS MBA Corporate Ethics Focus Group (CEFG) along with the NUS CSR Student Group this year. As a part of this event, there were Movie Screenings, CSR Exhibition and Speaker Series spread over the entire month of March 2007. The CSR Exhibition happened from March 12th to March 16th in the Business School Foyer. This was intended to spread awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility among the Business School student community. The speaker series was spread over three weeks and the details about the series are as follows:

March 16th 2007 
This event kicked off the CSR Awareness Month Speaker Series for the 2007 edition. Students from all disciplines at NUS gathered to discuss CSR issues facing the Asian region along with a panel of experts from the industry. The distinguished guest for this event was Mr. Thomas Thomas from the Singapore Compact for CSR. The evening also included guest speakers Mr. Ryan Ang from World Bank and Ms. Laura Crow from CSR Asia.

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CSR Awareness Month

Check out the activities in store for CSR Awareness Month, organised by the NUS MBA CSR Group & the NUS MBA Corporate Ethics Focus Group.

NUS Students’ CSR Group in collaboration with the NUS MBA Corporate Ethics Focus Group, with the support of NUS Business School and Singapore Compact for CSR, brings you “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awareness Month 2007“.

A series of three film screenings that will expose you to the shocking truths behind capitalism and corporate power – Films that have won awards and accolades!

1. “The Corporation” http://www.thecorporation.com/

2. “Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room” http://www.enronmovie.com/

3. “Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price” http://www.walmartmovie.com/

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