Singapore Social Enterprise Conference 2016 Singapore Social Enterprise Conference 2016 Singapore Social Enterprise Conference 2016
25-26 October 2016
Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Guest of Honour

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Deputy Prime Minister
& Coordinating Minister
for Economic and Social Policies
Manoj Kumar

Keynote Speaker

Mr Manoj Kumar
Senior Advisor, Tata Trusts

About

Singapore Social Enterprise Conference 2016

Singapore Social Enterprise
Conference 2016

Business as A Force of Social Good

Focused on exploring how businesses can be agents of change and a force for social good, the Singapore Social Enterprise Conference 2016 brings together thought leaders, corporates and entrepreneurs, for a 2-day forum of expert lectures, insightful discussions, networking opportunities and more.

This Conference serves as the main convening platform to engage and share knowledge across raiSE’s diverse network of partners and members. It runs in line with a series of programmes and initiatives under the #partofthegood movement.

About the Organiser — raiSE

The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE) was set up to raise awareness on social entrepreneurship and raise support for social enterprises in Singapore. raiSE hopes to strengthen the social enterprise sector in Singapore and encourage the growth of social enterprises as a sustainable way to address social needs.

raiSE provides a range of support to help social enterprises from start to mature stages, such as funding, advisory services, training, relevant resources and networks. In facilitating the growth of the sector, raiSE works closely with the public and private sectors, and continues to welcome the support of corporations and individuals who are keen to help advance social entrepreneurship in Singapore.

Programme

Day 1 — Tuesday, 25 Oct

08:30am

Registration and Breakfast

09:45am

Welcome Address

Mr Gautam Banerjee
Chairman, Singapore Centre For Social Enterprise (raiSE)
09:50am

Address by Guest of Honour

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Deputy Prime Minister
& Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies
10:00am
Keynote

A Common Aspiration - Aligning sustainability goals with goals for the broader society

The notion that businesses can and should create not just economic value but also contribute to solving society’s bigger challenges, is gaining traction globally. Companies, regardless of the region, size or sector they are in, should seek to align their sustainability goals with goals for the broader society – by firstly ensuring that they are doing business responsibly and thereafter taking advantage of opportunities to solve the challenges faced by society through innovation and collaboration.

The Tata culture of giving back flows from a tradition of nation and community building. What began with Jamsetji Tata, the Founder of the Group, has continued till today in all of Tata’s companies. The continuity of this culture is evident in its corporate stewardship, sustainability and CSR practices as well as its ability to capture the power of frugal innovation to serve society’s needs.

Keynote Speaker
Mr Manoj Kumar
Senior Advisor, Tata Trusts
10:30am

Tea Break

11:00am

SE Spotlight

Behind every Social Enterprise stands an ever-passionate Social Entrepreneur on a quest to put social value creation at the heart of their business. In this session, we let these social entrepreneurs take the spotlight and share about their journey and aspirations for the sector.

Featuring, (these)abilities

(these)abilities aims to reduce both the cost and stigma attached to using Assistive Devices in solving problems faced by Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). It does so by matching problems faced by PwDs, with solution providers/creatives on (these)abilities' online platform to form project teams and marrying Assistive Technology with Universal design in the project teams to ideally achieve economies of scale and the elimination of discrimination.

To find out more, visit www.theseabilities.com

Speaker
Mr Ken Chua
Director and Founder, (these)abilities
11:10am
Fireside Chat

Business as a Force for Social Good

Today, governments, policy makers and economic stakeholders face several pressing challenges – there is a need to help those in society who are not as well-placed adapt to the ever evolving global environment, and there is a need to promote sustainable economic and social development such that benefits of this development can be accrued to the society at large.

Social enterprises and social innovation contribute to ways through which these challenges can be met, as they bring competing and conflicting interests together to create a shared value and help accelerate social impact while supporting business goals.

Questions Addressed

  • What do social entrepreneurship and innovation mean to businesses?
  • What are the value system/ culture that we have to build in an organization and as a community?
  • What is the role of social enterprises?
  • What are some unique trends that we are observing and how will businesses evolve over the next few years?
Speakers
Mr Manoj Kumar
Senior Advisor, Tata Trusts
Mr Seah Kian Peng
CEO, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative
Ms Melissa Kwee
CEO, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre
Mr Sim Gim Guan
CEO, National Council of Social Service
Moderator
Mr Nicholas Fang
Executive Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
12:10pm

Join the Movement: Be #partofthegood!

The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE), recently launched the #partofthegood movement at FestivalForGood, the first ever festival, bringing together the diverse and vibrant community of social entrepreneurs in Singapore. This movement is essentially a collective effort through which raiSE hopes to encourage our community, be it corporations or individuals, to come together in support of our local social enterprises and contribute to the sector in ways that are both meaningful and sustainable in the long run.

Find out how you too, can join the movement and be #partofthegood!

12:30pm

Lunch

02:00pm

SE Spotlight

Featuring, Project Dignity

A groundbreaking initiative started in 2010, Project Dignity is a unique social enterprise comprising namely Dignity Kitchen, Dignity Mama Stalls and many more. Their mission is “To build and return dignity to the disadvantaged and disabled through vocation with a passion.” Project Dignity’s uniqueness not only stems from the range of programs that they provide but also from the fact that they cater to almost all disabilities as well as most of the marginalised in society. One of the company’s key pillars is Dignity Kitchen which is Singapore’s first social enterprise food court that harnesses the special abilities of their beneficiaries. Dignity Kitchen is the first food court in the WORLD to attain the ISO 22000 certification for food safety management.

To find out more, visit projectdignity.sg/singapore

Speaker
Mr Koh Seng Choon
Executive Director, Dignity Kitchen
02:10pm
Fireside Chat

Beyond Alignment – Lessons from collaborations between corporations and social enterprises

Corporations across various business sectors, are beginning to see the potential in redefining business strategies to create shared value. Broader conversations about value and value creation are taking place to include ideas such as inclusive business and sustainable capitalism.

Social enterprises and corporations can both mutually benefit from each other, to achieve the social impact and economic growth that they seek. Hear from our panelists on their experiences in engaging one another and the lessons learnt in the process.

Speakers
Mr Chia Boon Chong
Associate Director, Group CSR, Singtel
Mr Siddharth Pisharody
Associate Director, Temasek International
Mr Julian Koo
Co-founder, Jaga-Me Pte Ltd
Ms Debra Lam
Co-founder, Society Staples Pte Ltd
Moderator
Mr Calvin Chu
Partner, Eden Strategy Institute
03:10pm

SE Spotlight

Featuring, billionBRICKS

billionBRICKS envisions a world with no homeless people and aims to improve the quality of life of the homeless through architecture, design and technology. Billionbricks delivers professional expertise in building of the physical environment, which provides the homeless with access to social and economic opportunities. Billionbrick's solutions are scalable, replicable and can significantly enhance livelihoods of the homeless and vulnerable, allowing them to emerge out of poverty.

The company has conceptualized and designed structures such as schools, homes, training facilities and urban architecture to name a few. Their latest creative achievement has been the Winter Home, an insulated tent which can be dismantled and protects its inhabitants from the winter chill, especially in disaster struck and poverty-stricken areas.

To find out more, visit www.billionbricks.org

Speaker
Mr Prasoon Kumar
Founder and CEO, billionBRICKS
03:20pm
Insights

Focusing on Results, not Reports – A social value pilot

In this ‘Insights’ segment, raiSE, together with Bain & Company will provide an overview of how the social value of social enterprises – or organizations in general - can be tracked meaningfully and serve as a conversation piece when engaging stakeholders.

Presenter
Mr Sunil Chandrasekhar
Manager, Bain & Company SE Asia, Inc.
03:40pm
Insights

Aligning business strategy with social impact

How can individuals within large corporations bring about social change? Covering issues faced by social entrepreneurs or ‘intrapreneurs’ developing social impact initiatives inside large corporations, the session provides insights into the value in building social impact initiatives within corporations and the intangible benefits that come hand in hand with such initiatives.

Presenter
Mr Jasjit Singh
Associate Professor of Strategy - INSEAD
04:10pm

Tea Break & Networking

Day 2 — Wednesday, 26 Oct

08:30am

Registration and Breakfast

09:00am

Welcome Address

Mr Alfie Othman
Executive Director, Singapore Centre For Social Enterprise (raiSE)
09:10am

Where Are We Today & Where Are We Heading Towards?

Insights from the raiSE Public Perceptions Survey

The last public perception was conducted in 2010. Learn how we have moved the needle over the last 6 years and our goals for the sector in the years to come.

Presenter
Dr Zhang Weina
Research Director – Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), National University of Singapore
09:30am
Insights

Emerging Markets in the region and support for local SEs seeking to internationalize
by International Enterprise Singapore

Given our small domestic market, expanding overseas is even more important for Singapore companies today. Hear about the trends and opportunities in the region and find out how you can get started.

10:00am

Tea Break

10:45am

Expert Series Session A

Run by leading experts in their respective fields, this segment engages players within the social enterprise sector in a series of specially curated clinics and workshops tackling the pertinent and emerging themes for businesses and entrepreneurs in today’s context.

Participants can choose between 3 themes in each session.

Room 1
Successful Selling on Social Media for Social Enterprises
by Ogilvy & Mather

Take part in this insightful and useful session on how each social media platform can be used (and how they can all work together) to generate brand awareness all the way through to generating sales for social enterprises big and small. The highlight of the session will include a hands-on approach on insights mining, content development and promotion and measuring success.

Presenter
Ms Claire Lim
Regional Director, Social@Ogilvy
Room 2
Adapt & Grow Initiatives
by Workforce Singapore (WSG)

Learn from the WSG team as they share about the Adapt & Grow initiatives such as the Reskilling for Jobs – Work Trial, Career Support Programme and WorkPro that you tap on to connect with potential local talents, as well as leverage on the expertise and experiences of older workers.

Presenters
Representatives from Workforce Singapore
Room 3
Data Protection – What it means for a Social Enterprise
by the Law Society of Singapore

What types of information are protected under the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)? What are your organization’s obligations under the PDPA? Take part in this seminar and get an overview of the data protection laws in Singapore, including the types of data governed ​by the PDPA, the Do Not Call registry as well as general obligations and potential liabilities your organization may face. The speaker will also share practical tips on how to design an effective PDPA policy and compliance programme.

Presenter
Mr Benjamin Cheong
Partner, Rajah & Tann
12:00pm

Expert Series Session B

Room 1
Growing Your Purpose Driven Talent through Employee Engagement
by Google

At a time when employees are seeking purpose in their work, how can companies use social impact and volunteer programs to build talent, cultivate new leaders and scale their social impact in society? Learn about ways to connect social initiatives and core business goals through shared value initiatives.

Presenter
Ms Sarah Cerreta
APAC Regional Manager for Employee Social Responsibility, Google
Room 2
Don’t Bury the Lead!
by Rice Communications

Establishing a positive image of your organisation, is key. But where do you start? Join this workshop to get a better understanding of how to craft compelling messages that tell your stories in the most effective and relevant ways possible.

Presenters
Mr James Brasher
Director & Partner, Rice Communications
Ms Mansi Maheshwari
Account Director, Rice Communications
Mr Agung Ongko
Account Manager, Rice Communications
Room 3
Design Thinking for Emerging Social Needs in Singapore
by DesignSingapore Council, Ministry of Communications and Information

‘Design Thinking’ – Two commonly used words but they leave so much to unearth, reframe, empathise and finally, internalise. The process of design thinking is not rocket science but thousands and perhaps, millions have been impacted by its process and mindshare. For the starters, the journey often begins with utilising it as a tool but to the practitioners, it will soon become a panacea, a mindset and ultimately - a way of life. Learn what design thinking is and is not, and how it is transforming people, organisations, social services and finally (and hopefully) a nation.

Presenter
Mr Tan Yeok Nguan
Senior Assistant Director (Asian Insights & Design Innovation), DesignSingapore Council, Ministry of Communications and Information
1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

2:30pm

End of Conference

Speakers

Agung Ongko
Mr Agung Ongko
Account Manager
Rice Communications
Benjamin Cheong
Mr Benjamin Cheong
Partner
Rajah & Tann
Calvin Chu
Mr Calvin Chu
Partner
Eden Strategy Institute
Chia Boon Chong
Mr Chia Boon Chong
Associate Director,
Group CSR
Singtel
Claire Lim
Ms Claire Lim
Regional Director
Ogilvy & Mather
Debra Lam
Ms Debra Lam
Co-founder
Society Staples Pte Ltd
James Brasher
Mr James Brasher
Director & Partner
Rice Communications
Jasjit Singh
Mr Jasjit Singh
Associate Professor of Strategy
INSEAD
Julian Koo
Mr Julian Koo
Co-founder
Jaga-Me
Mansi Maheshwari
Ms Mansi Maheshwari
Account Director
Rice Communications
Melissa Kwee
Ms Melissa Kwee
CEO
National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre
Nicholas Fang
Ms Nicholas Fang
Executive Director
Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Sarah Cerreta
Ms Sarah Cerreta
APAC Regional Manager for Employee Social Responsibility
Google
Seah Kian Peng
Mr Seah Kian Peng
CEO
NTUC Fairprice Co-operative
Siddharth Pisharody
Mr Siddharth Pisharody
Associate Director
Temasek International
Sim Gim Guan
Mr Sim Gim Guan
CEO
National Council of Social Service
Sunil Chandrasekhar
Mr Sunil Chandrasekhar
Manager
Bain & Company SE Asia, Inc.
Tan Yeok Nguan
Mr Tan Yeok Nguan
Senior Assistant Director (Asian Insights & Design Innovation)
DesignSingapore Council, Ministry of Communications and Information
Zhang Weina
Dr Zhang Weina
Research Director
Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), NUS
More speakers will be announced shortly

Venue

The Star Gallery,
The Star Performing Arts Centre

1 Vista Exchange Green
Singapore 138617
Locate on Google Maps
Star Vista
The Star Gallery

Getting There

By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

Alight at Buona Vista MRT Station via Exit A or C.

Connected via a sheltered walkway, The Star is a mere 5-minute walk from Buona Vista MRT Station, which is served by East-West and Circle Line.

Find out how you can arrive at The Star from your preferred train station using SMRT’s Journey Planner.

By Public Buses

Please refer to the location map above that indicates the nearest bus stop and the bus services available. Or check out the Interactive Map on PublicTransport@SG for information on buses and bus stops.

By Private Vehicles

There are 2 entrances to The Star. Vehicles can enter via Vista Exchange Green or Rochester Drive.

To meet your parking needs, there are more than 800 car park lots operated by CapitaMalls Asia Limited. Details on car park operating hours and rates are available on The Star Vista website.

Please click here for Wheelchair-friendly information

Accommodation

Hotels near conference venue

Park Avenue Rochester

Park Avenue Rochester

Park Avenue Rochester is a business hotel offering 271 rooms and serviced suites. Business travelers, medical tourists and edu-tourists visiting the nearby business hub, hospitals and educational institutions in the one-north precinct will appreciate its location. International guests flying in for events at The Star Theatre may opt to stay near the venue for convenience.

Park Hotel Alexandra

Park Hotel Alexandra

Step into a tropical garden surrounded by lush greenery and embrace the tranquility of nature at Park Hotel Alexandra, a peaceful oasis in the midst of an urban district that offers retail, business and leisure convenience. Thoughtfully designed by award-winning architects and standing on a stylish podium, the sleek glass-clad 13-storey hotel boasts 442 elegant guestrooms and suites offer an array of modern amenities.

Register

Early Bird(Ends 30 Sep)
Regular Rates
Members
-
$80
Non-members
$150
$200
Bulk Discount for Non-members
Group of 2 (Bring a friend) 13% disc.
$261
$348
Group of 5 (Bring your team) 20% disc.
$600
$800

Supporting
Organisations

Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP), NUS
Bain & Company SE Asia Inc
Billion Bricks
DesignSingapore Council
Dignity Kitchen
Eden Strategy Institute
NTUC FairPrice
International Enterprise Singapore
INSEAD
Jaga-Me Pte Ltd
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Ogilvy & Mather
Pro Bono Services Office - The Law Society of Singapore
Rice Communications
Singtel
Society Staples
Tata Trusts
(these)abilities
Workforce Singapore
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