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FestivalForGood 2020

October 24 - November 22

Be #partofthegood at the first-ever virtual FestivalForGood 2020

Celebrate being #partofthegood with the return of FestivalForGood 2020! For the first time ever, FestivalForGood is going virtual, so anyone can join in on the fun with just the click of a button. Browse through the virtual marketplace to explore a wide range of quality products and services — from healthy vegan snacks and artisanal jewellery to sustainable homeware and furniture. With access to over 100 Social Enterprises right at your fingertips, you can shop (online) to your heart’s content while doing good at the same time.

Additionally, don’t miss out on the interactive online workshops hosted by the Social Enterprises themselves. From Coffee Mixology, Flower Preservations and even Soap Recycling activities, there’s something for everyone! Be sure to reserve your slot in advance, and enjoy a whole afternoon of fun and learning.

The virtual FestivalForGood will run from 24 October (Saturday) to 22 November (Sunday). You may learn more about the event, and register for your favourite workshops here.

Programme

*Note: The programme and featured speakers below are subjet to change and further confirmation in due course

Date/Time Session Topic Speakers Link to register
27 October
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Collaborations For Impact: Top Reasons Why You Need To Partner a Social Enterprise

With the global shift in mindsets from a commitment to shareholders to a focus on stakeholders, the communities in which the corporate operates in becomes the immediate demographic of focus. How then can Social Enterprises contribute and support larger corporations in their sustainability journeys? Social Enterprises and Corporations will share about how and why they have embarked on more strategic and sustainable partnerships.

Peter Yang, Founder & CEO, Empact

Stanley Lim, Founder & CEO, Findjobs

James Teh, SEA Lead, Google Business Development

Chan Sze Min, Partnership & Engagement, raiSE (Moderator)

https://vffg20-session1.peatix.com/view
28 October, 12:00PM – 1:00PM Procuring with Purpose: Connecting SEs to the Corporate Supply Chain

How can small businesses scale up and be more prepared to supply to large corporates? What do corporates look for in their suppliers? If you are a business looking to incorporate sustainability in your supply chain or a social enterprise looking to support corporate orders, this is the conversation to join!

Edible Garden City*

Spic & Span*

Boxgreen*

DBS Bank* (Moderator)

https://vffg20-dbssession1.peatix.com/
29 October, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Making Impact Investments Work

With the growing acceptance of sustainable investing in the world today, join us as we take a closer look at impact investing, unravelling the permutations and types of structures in investments with social returns. What do impact investors look out for when considering to finance organisations with a social good? From the perspective from a Social Enterprise, what are the considerations and expectations from impact investors? Hear directly from impact investors as well as Social Enterprises on their take on impact investing.

Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin, Director, Quantedge Foundation

Sertac Yeltekin, Founder & Managing Director, Ahava Capital – Zingforce Ventures JV

Mint Lim, Founder, School of Concepts

Alfie Othman, CEO, raiSE (Moderator)

https://vffg20-session2.peatix.com/
2 November, 3:00PM – 4:00PM Building Communities with Purpose: Uplifting Women, Changing Lives

In many parts of Asia, including urban cities like Singapore, there are still women without access to education, healthcare and job opportunities. This creates a vicious cycle that prevents them from having sustainable livelihoods. Find out how some social entrepreneurs are empowering women to build a life in which they can thrive.

Freedom Cups*

Agape Connecting People*

Sukkha Citta*

Karen Ngui, Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications, DBS Bank (Moderator)

https://vffg20-dbssession2.peatix.com/
4 November, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Building Virtual Communities for Tangible Impact

In this new realm of a digital age, what does it mean to build virtual communities and more specifically, virtual communities for sustained social impact? As the need to be socially connected becomes the norm, Social Enterprises will delve deeper into how we can leverage various mediums to build resilient communities to discuss social issues and bridge social gaps.

Rigmor Berthier, CEO & Co-Founder, Lime Agency

Annabelle Lim, Executive Director, The Hidden Good

Jack Sim, Founder/Director, World Toilet Organisation

Richardo Chua, Managing Director, Adrenalin Group (Moderator)

https://vffg20-session3.peatix.com/
7 November, 3:00PM – 4:00PM Wellness in Social Communities: Resilient People Make Resilient Economies

Under the rapidly changing global conditions, the importance for building mental resilience becomes all the more pertinent. How do we deal with and navigate through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our work and personal lives? Hear from Social Enterprises as they give their take on the importance of growing and thriving as a resilience economy by being resilient people.

James Lim, Founder, Emmaus Strategies

Antoinette Patterson, Co-Founder/CEO, Safe Space™

Bjorn Lee, Founder, MindFi

Tham Jie Rong, Director, raiSE(Moderator)

https://vffg20-session4.peatix.com/
12 November, 12:00PM – 1:00PM Consume with Purpose: Towards Zero Food Waste

According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), 763,000 tonnes of food waste was generated in 2018 (that’s equivalent to the weight of 54,000 double-decker buses!). This has increased by about 30% over the last decade. Globally, food waste has also been on an upward trend. Join us to find out how businesses and consumers can join hands to address this issue.

Tiong Lam Supplies*

Green Price*

Tsai Tung*

DBS Bank* (Moderator)

 

https://vffg20-dbssession3.peatix.com/
15 November, 3:00PM – 4:00PM Sustainable Consumption: Making Your Dollar Count for Impact

As consumers intentionally make more conscious choices in terms of their consumption habits, how does it translate to sustainable practices in our world today? What does it mean to be an ethical consumer and how do you identify with businesses who implement and practise these strategies? Introducing Social Enterprises – businesses for good with a double bottom line of social impact and financial returns. Consumers can be part of the good through voting with their dollar and supporting these businesses for good.

Priyanka Shahra, Founder & Director, Swapaholic

Emi Weir, Managing Director, Ma Té Sai

Lim Wei Jie, Director, Foreword Coffee Roasters

Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research & Engagement (Moderator)

https://vffg20-session5.peatix.com/
18 November, 4:30PM – 5:30PM Making Diversity Count: Finding Ways For Inclusion in the Community

Panellists will share about the diversity of impact areas and beneficiary groups that Social Enterprises work with and how they each are a #partofthegood. How do Social Enterprises address social issues with solutions to also empower beneficiaries? By sharing their experiences, the panel will also explore issues such as identifying the right work and skills to engage beneficiaries, adapting the work environments for them as well as coming up with solutions for both inclusion and diversity in the community.

Mike Momota, Assistant General Manager, Sumitomo Life Insurance

Leon Toh, Co-Founder, Eden + Elie

Bernard Chan, Consultant, Iron Nori

Elisa Lim, Founder, Will & Well

Casper Ng, Head of Sector Engagement & Capacity Building, raiSE(Moderator)

https://vffg20-session6.peatix.com/
20 November, 12:00PM – 1:00PM Envisioning a Different Future: When Ageing Isn’t Ageing

Rather than taking on the traditional solutions-based approach, panellists will explore perspectives on the human centred approach in unravelling the mindset of ageing. What are some considerations in innovating inclusive products and services to allow for healthy practices and empowerment for the elderly? While taking on a human centred approach, what does it mean to redefine and reimagine a different future of ageing?

Janice Chia, Founder & Managing Director, Ageing Asia

Cassandra Seah, Founder & CEO, Generation Connect

Isaiah Chng, Director, ProAge

Erwin Chan, Capacity Building, raiSE(Moderator)

 

https://vffg20-session7.peatix.com/

Images: FestivalForGood

Details

Start:
October 24
End:
November 22
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.festivalforgood.sg/

Organiser

Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE)
Website:
www.raise.sg

Venue

Virtual

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