Stories of Good


08 Nov 2018

Becoming a Champion (of good) in business

Today's businesses that do good in their community know that the way to go is to co-opt partners to multiply the impact and avoid duplication, as Quek Shiyun, Deputy Director, Co...

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09 Oct 2018

A Good Pitch (Corporate Edition)

In collaboration with Company of Good, A Good Pitch is returning with a special twist! We are looking to support working professionals who have a burning desire to bring about posi...

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27 Sep 2018

Collaborative CSR: When 1 + 1 = 3

Corporate social responsibility typically involves just one - but there is value in collaborative social responsibility instead. Marc Goh, Founder at Design Prodigy and a Company o...

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13 Sep 2018

CSR: core values and business strategies

We pool time, energy, resources and more for CSR activities, with value to the communities but little or no value to our business. Our Company of Good Fellow Cathy Chia from The Fu...

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31 Aug 2018

For Fuji Xerox, it's all about the kids

Fuji Xerox believes in doing good and doing right by young people. They are, after all, our country's future - and Fuji Xerox has since paved the way for many youths, in their...

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22 Aug 2018

Commentary: Corporate giving – when cash isn't always best

Cash is the preferred gift for many non-profits, but are there other ways of giving? NVPC's Director of Knowledge & Advocacy Jeffrey Tan discusses the need for a broader view o...

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16 Aug 2018

NTUC's commitment to the community

Other than helping the underprivileged, the labour movement marshalls its employees to volunteer with the less fortunate.  ...

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02 Aug 2018

Social change through technology

It takes more than a signed cheque to do good - and as Dell realises, more than just helping those in need, doing good has boosted their own employee satisfaction too. ...

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25 Jul 2018

Engaging staff to forge a better world through giving

Touching lives in the communities they are in is becoming more of a priority for global travel platform Expedia. Find out more about how our Company of Good Fellow and Expedia Grou...

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19 Jul 2018

RWS leverages its areas of specialisation to help needy

At Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), where your sense of adventure is ignited, giving takes on more than the usual - they tap on their unique expertise and areas of specialisation to pi...

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12 Jul 2018

Beyond CSR: Growing a community of caring business leaders

So inspired was Ms Joyce Siew when she first joined the Fellowship programme that the Associate Director of Communications at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) decided to be a mentor her...

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05 Jul 2018

Teaching kids to be savvy with money

As one of Singapore's biggest financial institutions, what better way to give back than improving financial literacy of children? Prudential Singapore's Cha-Ching programme does ju...

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26 Jun 2018

Uplifting corporate giving starts from within

What do you do with your preloved undergarments? That was the question D'Elegance received from their customers, and the answer helped launch the company's corporate giving initiat...

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21 Jun 2018

AkzoNobel celebrates the power of colour - in useful fashion

They've refreshed the homes of the underprivileged, student care centres, and even heritage sites like Burkill Hall at Botanic Gardens, but for AkzoNobel, giving and innovating is ...

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14 Jun 2018

Mentoring to drive social good through corporate giving

Every business, small or large, can find meaningful ways to give back to their community - read on to find out more about how our Company of Good Fellowship mentor has walked the t...

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12 Jun 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility is NOT Charity

Flag days, annual corporate outings to an elderly home, donation drives...the list goes on when it comes to corporate giving that may be more counterproductive than actual good. Bu...

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23 May 2018

Making it their business to give back

Established business leaders air their thoughts on why doing good is an integral fixture in their company's bid for sustained success....

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17 May 2018

Company of Good Fellowship helped The Fullerton Hotel set up new academy

Apart from pleasing its guests, The Fullerton Hotel has a new mission in mind.  Launched in February 2018, The Fullerton Academy provides youth from low-income families with ...

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24 Jan 2018

NVPC brings community together to build City of Good

The future of a more inclusive society cannot be solely achieved by a single entity or organisation, but rather a collective effort by various corporates, individuals, non-profits ...

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24 Jan 2018

Greenpac packs a green punch

Greenpac takes pride in the staff understanding the core structure of the business - going green. This has extended to factoring in green behaviour and green activities in the appr...

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08 Jan 2018

At Maybank, CSR serves mission of 'humanising financial services'

Maybank's corporate giving has evolved from have evolved from supporting one-off good causes, to focusing on short-and-mid-term community empowerment programmes....

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04 Jan 2018

Neo Garden Begins the year With Love

There is no better time to give. Giving is an all-year round affair for Neo Group . The organisation ensures its corporate giving programmes impact beneficiaries in a sustainable m...

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25 Dec 2017

MBS's staff and star power drive Sands for Singapore outreach

There is no better time to give. Giving is an all-year round affair for Neo Group . The organisation ensures its corporate giving programmes impact beneficiaries in a sustainable m...

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18 Dec 2017

A small company with a big heart

Creating more jobs that provide good value to the economy has become Spic & Span's purpose. Since 2015, the company was founded to provide jobs to marginalised Singaporeans thr...

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11 Dec 2017

Giving Week may be over, but it's not too late to give

Giving Week is a national movement that encourages everyone to give back. Continue to join us in this giving season by donating, volunteering, shopping and dining for good....

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04 Dec 2017

Leading patron of art UOB steadfast in support of social development

UOB is a longstanding Patron of the Arts. One of its earliest initiatives was the UOB Painting of the Year (POY) Competition which started in 1982 and is Singapore's longest-runnin...

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30 Nov 2017

Eight organisations, individuals win 6th PVPA awards

The President's Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) recognises individuals, corporates, ground-up movements, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and indivi...

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20 Nov 2017

CapitaLand matches its charity work with the kind of work it does best

CapitaLand strongly believes that companies should advocate for worthy causes that resonate with what they do at work, leveraging the expertise of their employees to help the commu...

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18 Nov 2017

Ripple effect for Changi Business Park

Changi Business Park (CBP) Gives started in 2014 when IBM partnered corporate organisations residing within the vicinity to organise a charity carnival to promote corporate volunte...

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08 Nov 2017

Companies in the business of doing good

The Champions of Good is a national recognition framework under the Company of Good that was launched by NVPC in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation Foundation in Ju...

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30 Oct 2017

Goshen gets CSR down to a fine art

An emphasis on the importance of contributing to society and helping those in need through art was an important factor when starting Goshen Art Gallery. It has taken up art-driven ...

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27 Oct 2017

SGX Bull Charge: constantly evolving

Back in 2004, when the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among corporates and the financial community was still nascent, SGX decided to create a platform where other...

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16 Oct 2017

Kitchen skills for inmates and meals for the needy - the Samsui way

Samsui Supplies & Services fulfills its vision of establishing a central kitchen within Singapore Changi Prison. The establishment would equip inmates with kitchen skills, whic...

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09 Oct 2017

For Dentsu, it's all about bringing children joy

Dentsu's annual One Day for Change (ODFC) reinforces their belief that all businesses have a responsibility to the community. This year, Dentsu engages their brands and agencies on...

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02 Oct 2017

Helping the elderly - in life and death

With the vision of serving both the dead and the living, Jenny Tay, Managing Director of Direct Funeral Services (DFS), establishes Direct Life Foundation (DLF) that seeks to serve...

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26 Sep 2017

Playing a part in making legal aid accessible to all

WMH Law Corporation reaches out to underserved communities by providing pro bono legal assistance....

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18 Sep 2017

Dishing out second chances

Raymond Choo, owner and executive chef of The Peranakan, has gone beyond boundaries in his giving by providing seniors, ex-convicts and their families with employment opportunities...

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11 Sep 2017

Dishing out healthy food for a cause

SME Greendot has never seen size as a deterrent to giving back to the community. The company closes its chain of vegetarian eateries twice yearly so its workforce can be involved i...

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28 Aug 2017

At Motherswork, corporate giving starts from the top

Motherswork prides itself in supporting local entreprenuers and providing them a platform for retailing specialist products for mothers and babies. However the company's corporate ...

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21 Aug 2017

A Naiise way to bring joy to children

It's often said that there's nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy, smiling child. It is this ethos that led to local design retailer Naiise placing an emphasis on supporting...

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07 Aug 2017

Helping society one child at a time

"We don't have to wait till we are a big company with millions in revenue before giving back." This is the ethos that drives young company, Halal Food Hunt, to support social cause...

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31 Jul 2017

Inspiring young people to inspire others

Wand Inspiration Network is an organisation that specialises in leadership, team and personal development programmes for corporates and schools. It also offers workshop and mentors...

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24 Jul 2017

Giving back to society is this company's pet cause

A pet shop established in 1977 out of two brothers' love of animals now has a regional presence and an active corporate social responsibility programme. Pet Lovers Centre has even ...

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18 Jul 2017

Linking up opportunities for youth to 'rock' their profiles

Synonymous with business and employee-oriented social networks, LinkedIn’s corporate social responsibility efforts focus on empowering youths by creating new opportunities to...

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10 Jul 2017

How KPMG lends a hand to those in need

KPMG Cares pairs philanthropy with the firm’s work in the community to empower marginalised individuals and communities. Beneficiaries receive sponsored training with various...

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03 Jul 2017

An engaging and insightful experience through dialogue

The Company of Good Fellowship Programme kickstarted in May with 10 learning days over five months, to help organisations learn to be better at corporate giving....

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26 Jun 2017

NVPC awarded grant to drive social impact

Tableau Software, through the Tableau Foundation, aspires to expedite change through making free licences of its visual analytics software to small non-profits and other charitable...

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29 May 2017

Improving the lifes of the less privileged

Landlease's volunteer programmes are usually ground-up initiatives borne out of employee passion. Leveraging on the strengths and skills of its diverse workforce, the firm aspires ...

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22 May 2017

Giving to the community through the arts

Mapletree and Temasek Holdings actively partner the National Arts Council to support performance arts. This includes lining up arts groups to provide lunchtime performances for the...

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15 May 2017

Jardine Matheson lends its heft to mental health cause

Jardine Matheson Group initiated its philanthropic outreach Mindset Care Limited in 2011 and has been ardently supporting those suffering from mental illness through employment, fu...

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08 May 2017

Giving cover to all walks of life

NTUC Income’s community development and involvement arm, OrangeAid, seeks to level the playing field for children and youth from underprivileged backgrounds through long-term...

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17 Apr 2017

Staff drive Shell Singapore's social investment efforts

With a presence in Singapore for over 125 years, Shell is a familiar face in social investment programmes. The company's latest initiative is Shell iVolunteers - a ground-up moveme...

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10 Apr 2017

Collective action to meet community needs sustainably

Looking to advocate a collaborative approach to meet community needs, Credit Suisse has come alongside NVPC and CFS to launch CoLABS....

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03 Apr 2017

Tackling cancer via an Oxbridge classic

To biotech firm Tessa Therapeutics, it's a valuable opportunity to be able to support cancer patients and their families by participating in Row for Hope, a fundraising and public ...

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27 Mar 2017

Giving back to society through skills development and education

Keppel Corporation is a diversified conglomerate with an active giving programme.  Each year it commits up to one per cent of the group's annual net profits to worthy social c...

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20 Mar 2017

Giving back - the uniquely Singapore way

What does a corporate giving approach that is "uniquely Singapore" look like? Building on the local knowledge and passion of employees, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore's giving i...

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13 Mar 2017

Verztec selects charity partners that share its focus

Verztec Consulting, a global content consulting company headquartered in Singapore, believes that cultivating long-term relationships with suitable charity partners is the key to s...

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06 Mar 2017

P&G: Integrating giving into business functions

When P&G realised that many non-governmental organisations faced challenges like any brand or business would, the company established the P&G Pro Bono School, to share its ...

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27 Feb 2017

EDIS manages CSR like a business

Some firms view corporate giving as an extracurricular activity. Exceptions like Economic Development Innovations Singapore views corporate giving as a collaborative, sustained and...

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20 Feb 2017

IBM helping to programme a more progressive society

IBM Singapore’s corporate giving embodies their initiative to multiply their efforts through intentional collaboration and advocacy, thus enabling the firm to cultivate more ...

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13 Feb 2017

On a mission to help Singapore's elderly

For Yeap Medical Supplies, business and charity work are not mutually exclusive. Since its establishment in 2000, it has been actively involved with various nursing homes, in line ...

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06 Feb 2017

Visa empowers employees to make a difference

Visa so strongly believes in empowering its employees to do good that since 2008, it has given out over $11 million to nearly 3,000 charities worldwide through matching of staff co...

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30 Jan 2017

Lending a hand to emerging enterprises with a cause

DBS Bank's corporate giving involves supporting social enterprises in Singapore and other parts of Asia....

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23 Jan 2017

Growing a culture of giving at Yusen Singapore

Since joining a Company of Good in 2016, Yusen Singapore’s corporate giving journey has transited from one-off activities to building of a more sustainable giving programme...

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16 Jan 2017

FHF provides healthcare support to the needy

Launched in 2016, Fullerton Health Foundation’s mission is to provide the underprivileged with access to comprehensive health services as well as a better quality of educatio...

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10 Jan 2017

Affording a dignified exit for all

Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors, which was set up in 1912, also engages in charity work by providing those who are alone at the end of their lives a dignified funeral....

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02 Jan 2017

Marketing comms agency taps staff's skills to help youths

SME Quirk has always strived to do good work and this extends to its corporate giving programmes where it leverages its design and marketing capabilities. This in turn has reshaped...

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19 Dec 2016

Developing staff via charity initiatives

Global supply chain management company RCMA encourages staff to volunteer at para-sporting events through its adopted charity Bali Sports Foundation (BSF), a non-governmental organ...

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12 Dec 2016

ConneXions Asia makes giving its business

CXA - a company built around transforming the employee benefits industry - creates social impact by enabling companies to include donations to charities as one of the options avail...

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05 Dec 2016

Bringing the gift of power

Energy provider, Singapore Power, aims to serve Singaporeans by providing a reliable supply of energy as well as enhancing quality of life for the marginalised by involving their s...

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28 Nov 2016

For Citi, it's a lot more than just philanthropy

From mentoring youths through financial literacy programmes to supporting budding artists, Citi's approach to giving has enabled the firm has led it to developing innovative initia...

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21 Nov 2016

Cognizant reaches out to make a better future

IT services firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp believes in giving back to the communities where it operates.  In 2007, some 13 years after it was founded, Cognizant deci...

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14 Nov 2016

Celebrating Women

Each March, the Fullerton Celebrates Women campaign rolls out exciting activities that allows staff and patrons to raise funds and awareness of marginalised women. This gift of giv...

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31 Oct 2016

Growing the culture of giving at Courts

Giving back to the community runs deep in Courts' veins, thanks to a top-down determination to serve. As a family-oriented retailer, it has focused its outreach on supporting an ar...

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24 Oct 2016

An MBS boost for giving back to the community

Participants in Marina Bay Sands' Play It Forward charity race completed challenges related to different aspects of the integrated resort, to win $120,000 worth of cash and prizes ...

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17 Oct 2016

Inspired corporate giving, SME-style

For SME, SJ Low Bros & Co, doing good means doing well and the strongest benefit of giving lies in heightened employee engagement and retention....

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10 Oct 2016

Multiplying corporate giving - from the top

One of the values OCBC Bank sees in its giving programmes is how corporate giving activities positively impact its corporate culture, which in turn improves business services....

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05 Sep 2016

It takes a global village to raise a child

CapitaLand’s credo of “Building People, Building Communities” sees it through its various corporate social responsibility projects that focuses on helping underpr...

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22 Aug 2016

Brewing a culture for a better, more caring world

Before corporate social responsbility became a buzzword, Asia Pacific Breweries was already on the scene. In 1994. it even established a foundation which now runs various flagship ...

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15 Aug 2016

A bighearted giver right from the start

Neo Kah Kiat may have grown up poor but charity was never far from his heart. Today, the founder of the Neo Group continues to give and even encourages his employees to join him by...

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08 Aug 2016

Giving back with 2,000 non-profit meals a day to the needy

Samsui Supplies & Services leverage its existing skillsets, resources and partnerships to make its corporate giving sustainable. This ideal spurs the vision to establish a cent...

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01 Aug 2016

Hilton extends its hospitality to youth, the environment and the community

Giving is so entrenched in Hilton Worldwide’s DNA that it has no need for a Corporate Responsibility Department. This founding member of Company of Good also firmly believes ...

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25 Jul 2016

Building a culture of volunteering one tweet at a time

For social media platform Twitter, its philanthropic initiatives are focused on five areas: Internet safety and education; women in tech; digital rights and responsibilities; unive...

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18 Jul 2016

Fuji Xerox Singapore gives youth a helping hand

Fuji Xerox believes that community involvement creates greater employee engagement and enablement. The company’s corporate giving programme supports various local charities, ...

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11 Jul 2016

Swensen's parent firm giving treats and more to the needy

ABR holds a long-term view of its partnership with the beneficiaries it supports. One of the results is the setting up of a training café at APSN Delta Senior School, and th...

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04 Jul 2016

Greenpac focuses efforts, time and resources on community, environment

Greenpac believes in “doing good for the community and doing well within the company”. As part of its culture to encourage and grow a culture of giving, its employee ap...

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27 Jun 2016

Food Bank's mission to help Singapore's needy

The owners of FoodXervices, a food distributor, know first-hand about food wastage. Seeking to do good through a food-related effort, they started Food Bank Singapore as a centrali...

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20 Jun 2016

UBS seeds communities to grow

UBS supports youth and social enterprises in Singapore by providing targeted financial support and employee volunteering to partners who seek to empower these communities, generall...

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13 Jun 2016

StarHub: In the business of answering society's call for help

Starhub believes in empowering individuals to go far. One such initiative is to provide enrichment classes to children from low-income families. This has worked to supplement their...

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13 Jun 2016

Do good when doing well

34 business leaders share their insights into how their organisations successfully integrate corporate giving as part of their business strategy....

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06 Jun 2016

BusAds, giving back to the community is a responsibility

Believing in an inclusive society, BusAds chooses to promote and create equal opportunities for its employees. This includes hiring those with autism and creating a conducive works...

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03 Jun 2016

Doing good is also great business strategy: panel

Companies who do good do more than philanthropy. It is also good business strategy as corporate giving opens up opportunities for building of stronger relationships with customers ...

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30 May 2016

When doing well means doing good

NVPC launches Company of Good to provide training and capability-building resources to companies and empower firms to not just give, but give better....

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30 May 2016

Series on corporate giving

Company of Good launches to convert corporate non-givers into givers, and to encourage companies that already give to become multipliers and leaders of good....

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