From family offices to corporates, governments to venture philanthropists; over the last decade, a quiet revolution has been taking place. A growing movement to change the world by championing businesses as a force for social good is paving the way in mobilising impact capital to address social challenges.
With total assets under management of S$2.7 trillion in 2016, a favoured location for regional or global headquarters of major corporations (4200 regional headquarter operations compared to Hong Kong in second place with 1389), and an impressive share of global foreign direct investment, Singapore is a key hub in Southeast Asia. Singapore hosts a crucial mass of interlocking economic activities that cannot be easily replicated by another, making her a strategic gateway to the rest of Asia.
With Singapore’s unique position, she can play a significant role in mobilising financial and human capital for social impact in Asia. How can stakeholders collaborate to unlock this potential, and multiply its impact throughout Asia? Opportunities abound for every stakeholder – to accelerate and breakthrough, we need to work together. Come and be a part of the quantum leap.
- Understand the current trend towards social impact and how is capital deployed.
- Recognize each stakeholder’s part in the ecosystem and how to maximize it.
- Establish where are the areas for collaborations and how to capitalise on it.