Past Events



Trade associations and member organisations rally together to take care of employees via the Industry-Led Compassion Fund

Launched in June 2020, the industry-led Compassion Fund has since raised over $1.9 million to provide aid for employees in need.

The results of the programme are attributed to the efforts of seven trade associations and chambers (TACs) that came forward to rally their respective business communities to contribute. 

Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Chairman of the SBF Foundation said, “Charity begins from the heart and businesses can display how they put their employees first and do so on a larger scale. We know many businesses are facing challenges but this is why SBFF, as the social impact arm of the SBF, is building a collective effort through the Compassion Fund to enable TACs and companies to support employees in need together. I am grateful to our industry leaders for their support this past year.” 

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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.

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CSR In Action

“CSR in Action” is jointly organised by SBF & SBF Foundation on 29 Nov 2018. The event kicked off at SBF Center Level 6, where participants went on learning journeys thereafter to three of SBF Foundation’s partners’ premises – Equal-Ark (for at-risk children & youths), New Hope Community Services (for low-income families) & SG Enable (for persons with disabilities). Some 60 participants, variously coming from SBF member companies, trade associations, SBF Center tenants and SBF staff, joined the event.

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Inclusive Business Forum 2018

On 25 July, SG Enable held its second bi-annual Inclusive Business Forum graced by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Desmond Lee, attended by more than 200 members of the business community. The Forum included sharing of best practices by companies and also highlighted the various resources available to companies when it comes to hiring persons with disabilities (PwDs). SG Enable is a partner of SBF Foundation for promoting the welfare and employability of PwDs.

You can contribute by taking part in Workplace Disability Index, a free self-assessment to identify areas for improvement at your workplace, developed SG Enable with support from SBF Foundation at this link: