SBF Foundation's Inaugural Social Impact Forum Organised for the Business Community
In Singapore, about one in two companies engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Of those that do, some 89 percent opt for cash donations, while only 39 percent choose to do volunteerism. Those in the latter group also tend to do once-off types of activities than commit to something long-term. These were some statistics revealed by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament, who was the Guest of Honour at our first-ever Social Impact Forum held on 3 July, in collaboration with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF).
Attended by 150 business leaders, including 71 SMEs, trade associations and chambers of commerce, as well as SBF Foundation’s scholars, it focused on how to build an inclusive Singapore by appealing to leaders in the business community to be active in CSR. Through speeches, a panel discussion and three breakout sessions, participants were exposed to a variety of ideas, case studies and knowledge about giving back to society.