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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.
*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|
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)
|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*
DBS Bank* (Moderator)
|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)
|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.
Agape Connecting People*
Karen Ngui, Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications, DBS Bank (Moderator)
|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)
|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)
|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*
DBS Bank* (Moderator)
|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)
|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)
|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)
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