Random Dinners are back!

Last week, Random Dinners made a roaring return again. They brought together diverse participants and hosts, resulting in a fantastic experience. The evening was filled with laughter, engaging conversations, and a vibrant atmosphere. The hosts ensured everyone felt included and facilitated meaningful interactions. Participants formed new friendships and left with a sense of fulfillment.

Join us for our upcoming Random Dinners!

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#IAASG 2022 Video

Welcome to the INSEAD Year in Review 2022 video, where we celebrate the success of our alumni association in Singapore. Last year, we focused on “Engaging Our Members,” and our incredible volunteers organized 73 events, providing ample opportunities for alumni to connect, engage, and thrive.

We owe our success to our dedicated volunteers who generously offered their time, skills, and passion to make our events a success. Their hard work and commitment brought our club to greater heights, and we cannot thank them enough for their contribution.

This year, our Executive Committee has set a bold new theme: “Building Bridges.” Our goal is to engage our members in more meaningful ways, promote positive impact, and make a difference in the world. To achieve our mission, we need your support and ideas.

We are excited to launch new initiatives such as IN-Board and Career Development Coaching, and we are open to suggestions and collaborations to make our alumni association even more vibrant and impactful.

So, let’s join hands and embark on another exciting journey to build bridges that connect us to each other and to the world. Together, we can achieve great things and make the INSEAD Alumni Association of Singapore a shining example of community excellence.

We Did It, IAA SG! – Giving Day 2023

Singapore IAA SG alumni, we are beyond grateful for your incredible participation in Giving Day 2023. Thanks to your unwavering support, we were able to emerge as the third highest fundraiser globally in terms of the number of donors. Gratefully, INSEAD wins!

Your contributions have made an enormous impact and will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We couldn’t have achieved this without your generous donations and your willingness to spread the word about our cause.

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ItsRainingRaincoats Named Social Enterprise Winner BAFG Awards’23

We are honoured to announce that ItsRainingRaincoats Ltd
has been named Social Enterprise winner in the IAA Singapore 2023 Business as a Force for Good Awards! These awards honour Singapore-based companies who have:

  • Demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good (BAFG)”
  • Created a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their BAFG commitment
  • Developed corporate social responsibility best practices
  • Achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact to the BAFG initiatives including but not limited to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sustainability.

We’ve reviewed the three finalists in the social enterprise category and whilst all presented a compelling programme, the judges were unanimous in the belief that It’s Raining Raincoats has the strongest value proposition to address a pressing societal need, and play the greatest role of Business as a Force For Good.

From a chance encounter with two migrant workers stranded during a rainstorm who were provided refuge and refreshments from the elements, IRR has grown into a powerful force of more than 5000 volunteers helping Singapore’s 1M strong migrant workforce.  IRR not only changes lives, but saves them too, through their unique mix of financial assistance and humanitarian care.  Their common-sense initiatives create real impact on this community from the welfare activities like dental and vision care and the distribution of food and gifts through their store; to interactive activities like regular excursions and seasonal events, to learning programmes like English and first aid classes.  This helps the workers themselves, their families in their home countries and strengthens Singaporean society by giving a hand up to some of our country’s most vulnerable.

It is a moving, impactful and inspirational example, as Margaret Mead said, of “how a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

About ItsRainingRaincoats Ltd

ItsRainingRaincoats is a Singapore charity that aims to build bridges of integration between migrant workers and residents of Singapore. We work to improve their welfare and believe that their seamless integration into our community will benefit not just our migrant workers but Singapore as a whole.

We aim to improve the lives of migrant workers in Singapore, by building bridges to strengthen their integration into our community, city and country. We employ authentic and nimble strategies to help improve the quality of the workers’ lives and make them feel valued, appreciated, safe and welcome in Singapore. Our raincoat emblem symbolizes the protection we provide them from their metaphorical thunderstorms.

SDTR Marine Pte Ltd Named Corporate Winner in 2023 BAFG Awards

We are honoured to announce that SDTR Marine Pte Ltd
has been named Corporate winner in the IAA Singapore 2023 Business as a Force for Good Awards! These awards honour Singapore-based companies who have:

  • Demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good (BAFG)”
  • Created a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their BAFG commitment
  • Developed corporate social responsibility best practices
  • Achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact to the BAFG initiatives including but not limited to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sustainability.

SDTR has a clear strategy to doing Good. The Company name SDTR is from the Chinese character (善待他人) which translates into being good to others. The company has strong influence on its identified societal challenges. The initiatives are bold and could drive meaningful impact to its industry. Looking forward to SDTR achieving stronger business performance through these CSR initiatives. The idea around innovative source of energy is interesting and could be impactful.

SDTR interest in addressing the SDG’s goals shows commitment to improving their impact as a business.

About SDTR Marine Pte Ltd

SDTR is recognized to be a leading company in the dry-bulk marine industry. Besides providing excellence services, SDTR strives to continuously upgrade and innovate its fleet to improve energy usage efficiency and using sustainable energy.

SDTR, with her partners, co-developed the world first methanol dual fuel bulker design, which is a significant milestone towards a zero-emission fleet; promoted and created the first carbon neutral shipping party in Singapore, using carbon credits from Indonesia’s Peatland restoration and conservation and improving more than 23,000 community members well-being in that region; and supported SCB’s first Asian sustainability financial fund for SDG projects.

Hydroleap Pte Ltd Named SME Winner in 2023 BAFG Awards

We are honoured to announce that Hydroleap Pte Ltd has been named SME winner in the IAA Singapore 2023 Business as a Force for Good Awards! These awards honour Singapore-based companies who have:

  • Demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good (BAFG)”
  • Created a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their BAFG commitment
  • Developed corporate social responsibility best practices
  • Achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact to the BAFG initiatives including but not limited to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sustainability.

We are pleased to announce that HydroLeap has been selected as the award winner for BAFG 2023 (SME). The selection committee was impressed with HydroLeap’s ability to solve an important problem with significant societal impact through its innovative water treatment technology. HydroLeap has demonstrated commercial success, and the significant market opportunity for their product was also noted. Additionally, HydroLeap’s technological solution is unique and difficult to replicate, giving them a strong advantage in the market. We congratulate HydroLeap on their well-deserved recognition and look forward to seeing their continued impact.

The selection committee also wants to provide an honorable mention to SepPure for their highly impactful solution, bringing circularity in a highly scalable way to the distillation process present food, pharma, and petrochemical industries.

About Hydroleap Pte Ltd

Hydroleap is a Singapore-grown technology company reimagining how the world deals with wastewater. Everyone is talking about climate change and doing better for the environment. Hydroleap’s deep technical expertise allows it to design modularized electrical treatment processes and deliver innovative wastewater treatment systems, offering solutions that are high-performance, automated, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.

Hydroleap is a business that does good for its customers (lowering total cost of ownership, recycling) while doing good for the environment. We are replacing chemicals and energy-intensive processes with low-powered electrical technology for water and wastewater treatment.

In the past few years, a number of international companies have been onboarded on this journey such as CapitaLand, Universal Robina Corporation (URC), PUB, two of the blue-chip companies, etc.

Vertex Ventures SEA & India Named VC Winner (2023 BAFG Awards)

We are honoured to announce that Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India has been named Angels/VC/PE/Accelerator winner in the IAA Singapore 2023 Business as a Force for Good Awards! These awards honour Singapore-based companies who have:

  • Demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good (BAFG)”
  • Created a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their BAFG commitment
  • Developed corporate social responsibility best practices
  • Achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact to the BAFG initiatives including but not limited to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sustainability.

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India is creating impact through their investment into emerging markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Their investment is aligned to UN SDGs and addresses the challenges in Economic Empowerment, MSME Enablement and Inclusion and have created 5 digits jobs and served millions of individual and MSMEs from developing markets. Their inclusion included Female Founders and Female workforce through highlighting their successes and creating quarterly forums to help them learn from subject experts. They are also caring for the wider community set aside time to support and mentor founders across the region such as “Makan for Hope in 2021” and “Mentor for Hope in 2020”.

About Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India invests in high-growth start-ups seeking their first round of institutional venture capital funding in Southeast Asia and India. It has a long and strong track record of investing in early-stage startups and building champions like Grab, Patsnap, 17Live, Nium, FirstCry, Licious, the Parentinc, Validus, and others.

For more information, please visit: https://www.vertexventures.sg/

Green Rebel Foods Named Startup Winner in 2023 BAFG Awards

We are honoured to announce that Green Rebel Foods Pte Ltd has been named Startup winner in the IAA Singapore 2023 Business as a Force for Good Awards! These awards honour Singapore-based companies who have:

  • Demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good (BAFG)”
  • Created a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their BAFG commitment
  • Developed corporate social responsibility best practices
  • Achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact to the BAFG initiatives including but not limited to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sustainability.

Green Rebel stands out with its focus and endeavour to address the vital societal challenge of providing sustainable food options to consumers in Southeast Asia and beyond. Very clear, well-articulated presentation that was all encompassing. It was evident how the team embedded impact measures and values within their organization – from governance, board member expertise, inclusivity to operational KPIs. There was evidence of the great work by the team in their steady progress since launch. Their dedication to societal impact covers their entire value chain starting with leveraging local expertise that benefits farmers all the way to the individual consumers’ dining table.

The company’s unique approach of democratising plant-based food and flexitarian diets in the region by using natural ingredients to create delicious and authentic Asian-inspired flavors is truly innovative.
Backed by quantified societal impact, it lent greater gravitas and confidence in their venture. Impressive work! The company has the potential to be a catalyst for substantial economic benefits and impact, as well as its recognition as a sustainable innovator, which were key factors in its selection as the winner in this year’s Start-Up BAFG Awards.

About Green Rebel Foods Pte Ltd

An established social impact entrepreneur in Indonesia, Helga Angelina Tjahjadi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Green Rebel — Asia’s leading alt-protein brand that offers whole-cut, plant-based meat alternatives for the consumer in search of a healthier flexitarian diet.

A champion of a plant-centric, flexitarian diet, Indonesia-born Helga spearheads Green Rebel’s growth and expansion within Indonesia and beyond, working with dynamic teams in markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and more.

BAFG 2023 In Review

The Business As A Force For Good Awards 2023 was an absolute success! We were blown away by the exceptional calibre of companies and individuals who are making a real difference in society and the environment. The awards ceremony was an electric event, full of passion, commitment, and celebration of the outstanding work being done by these amazing changemakers.

We were delighted to recognise and honour the winners of the awards, who are leading the way in sustainable practices in business. The ceremony featured a thought-provoking panel discussion, where experts from diverse industries shared insights and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of sustainable practices in business. They also discussed the importance of standardisation, collaboration, and transparency in achieving a sustainable future.

The winners of the awards are true visionaries, who are not only making a positive impact on society and the environment, but also setting an example for others to follow. These companies and individuals are the driving force behind the movement towards a more sustainable and equitable future, and we are privileged to have them in our community.

 

Thanks to our gold sponsor:

Diversity and Performance

For those who missed out on the event, we can assure you that you missed a night to remember. But fear not, we will be back next year, with even more inspiring stories, innovative solutions, and exceptional individuals who are making the world a better place. Stay tuned for updates, and join us in the journey towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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