Information Session on the Distinct Business of NGOs in the region

COUNTRY

Singapore

Date & time

20 July 2016

10:00am

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20 July 2016

12:00pm

About this event

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Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) are jointly bringing you an Information Session on the distinct business of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the region.

During the session, several NGOs will share case studies and present key insights on their long-term relationships with multinational and local companies which create value for both parties.

Following SGX’s launch of the Sustainability Reporting Guide and rule, companies with established philanthropic and social programmes may be considering how best existing programmes can be focused to address ESG objectives.  Learning how some companies and NGOs have forged their partnerships may present ideas and raise awareness on the management of common risks.

The participating NGOs are:

  • World Wildlife Fund for Nature
  • Forum for the Future
  • Mercy Relief
  • World Vision International
  • Save the Children

Issuers are welcome to send one representative each for the session.

This session would be more suitable to issuers who are already producing sustainability reports or familiar with sustainability reporting.

Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2016

 Time: 10.00am – 12.00 pm

Venue: SGX Auditorium
2 Shenton Way
#02-02 SGX Centre
Singapore 068804

RSVP by 15 July 2016: Sustainability.Reporting@sgx.com

We look forward to your participation.

Below are further information on each NGO:

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND FOR NATURE

Event SGX WWFOne of Singapore’s biggest environmental NGO that works with individuals and businesses to identify sustainable practices that can reduce ecological foot print on the planet. Over the past one year, WWF has launched the We Breathe What We Buy campaign to raise awareness of sustainable palm oil, and worked with companies in Singapore such as Unilever, Danone, Ikea, Ayam Brand to launch the sustainable palm oil alliance.

Refer here for more information on WWF, and here for the Sustainable Palm Oil Alliance.

FORUM FOR THE FUTURE

Event SGX Forum for the FutureAn independent organization that works with businesses, government and other NGOs to solve complex sustainability challenges. Forum for the Future has helped many companies to find sustainable futures, including supporting Unilever in the global delivery of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Refer here for more information on Forum for the Future, here for their work with Unilever, here for their other projects.

MERCY RELIEF

Event SGX Mercy ReliefSingapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle. It has responded to more than 56 human tragedies across 24 countries and implemented more than 50 sustainable development initiatives impacting an aggregate of over 2 million lives.

Refer here for more information on Mercy Relief, here for their partnerships with corporates.

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL

Event SGX World VisionA humanitarian and development organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to overcome poverty and injustice. Since 2007, World Vision and P&G have partnered to deliver clean water to 34 countries through the distribution of P&G water purification packets.

World Vision International will be launching the Asia Pacific Private-Public Partnerships (P3) Incubation Hub (AsiaP3Hub) during the Singapore International Water Week. This hub in Singapore is visualized as a cross-sector incubator of partnerships, innovations and inclusive business models which seek to combine achieving sustainable economic returns whilst creating measurable human development returns.

Refer here for more information on World Vision, here for their partnerships with corporates, and here for their partnerships with P&G.

SAVE THE CHILDREN

Event SGX Save the ChildrenA child-focused international humanitarian and development organisation that operates in over 120 countries. Save the Children is partnering GSK to improve access to basic healthcare where need is greatest, and reached over 1.3 million children.

Save the Children launched its first regional Corporate Engagement Center in Singapore in 2015 with the goal of partnering with multinational and local companies to build strategic and shared-value partnerships.

Refer here for more information on Save the Children, here for their partnerships with corporates, here for the launch of its corporate engagement center and here for their partnerships with GSK.

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