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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin Intends To Speak Up For Social Causes. Here’s How Research Can Help.

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin has outlined his strategy to tackle social causes: Reaching out to schools, sustaining the interest of school-leavers in volunteerism, and coaxing companies to step up their CSR programmes. Here’s how research can help (and how research should feature more prominently). Continue reading

Philanthropy As Civic Engagement

In this vein StarHub has taken a good step forward. Around the world (corporate) philanthropy has evolved from basic relief to improvement, to social reform, and then to civic engagement. The telco has identified an underlying challenge – one that makes it hard for students from low-income households to be plugged into the technological infrastructure of schools, for instance – with a solution which ties in neatly with its business operations. The 500 beneficiaries from five charities StarHub has helped may pale in comparison to the 150,000 households in Singapore who “have no computer, Internet access, or both”, but it should galvanise the government and other telcos to follow suit or complement the initiative. Continue reading

Corporate Social Responsibility In Singapore: Taking A Long-Term View

“He also stressed that CSR was dependent on companies’ management and warned against implementing programmes with expectations of gain” (Small Firms Should Engage Society, Mr. David Lim). Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been gaining increased prominence and importance throughout the local private sector; hence, the report “Small Firms Should Engage Society” (December 16, 2010) by … Continue reading

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