Stories of Good

Giving others a leg up with knowledge

“Our long-term success doesn’t rest on just business performance but how we create positive change in our society.” — Aileen Tan, Group Chief People and Sustainability Officer at Singtel.

That’s exactly what Singtel and Barclays have been practising, by launching initiatives that tap on their unique capabilities to impart life skills and knowledge to community groups that need them most.

Under its Barclays LifeSkills programme, the bank runs the Barclays Basic Financial Management skills workshop to equip soon-to-be-released offenders with the know-how of financial budgeting.

Singtel—with National Council of Social Services and TOUCH Community Services as strategic partners—introduced programmes aimed at helping children and youth navigate the digital world safely, providing cyber wellness education and support through mobile apps and online platforms.

Such initiatives epitomise doing good that is strategic, sustainable and impactful—resulting in both companies being recognised as Champions of Good 2020.

Read on to learn how these companies created positive social impact and value for the betterment of society at The Business Times.