The World that Changes the World



John Wiley & Sons
Jossey-Bass publishes books, periodicals, and other media to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations and their communities. Jossey-Bass publications feature the work of some of the world’s best-known authors in leadership, business, education, religion and spirituality, parenting, nonprofit, public health and health administration, conflict resolution and relationships. In 1999, Jossey-Bass was acquired by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and is now an imprint of Wiley.

The Lien Centre for Social Innovation
The Lien Centre for Social Innovation, a partnership between the Lien Foundation and Singapore Management University (SMU), was established in December 2005. Its mission is to inspire ideas and innovations, foster new alliances and facilitate solutions to strengthen the non-profit sector and its vision is to be a thought leader and catalyst for positive social change in Singapore and beyond.

Other Organizations

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Since 1981, it has elected over 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries. With the global community, it develops models for collaboration and design infrastructure needed to advance the field of social entrepreneurship and the citizen sector.

Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) is an initiative to build a venture philanthropy community across Asia. Its members include, venture philanthropy funds, private equity and hedge funds, family offices, grantmakers, professional service firms and business schools. AVPN will incorporate as a non-profit association in Singapore during 2010. From this hub in Singapore, AVPN is developing chapters initially in India, Greater China and Japan, and supports its members through networking, research, training and connection to venture philanthropy in Europe and the US..

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
AFP represents more than 30,000 members in 206 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Bates Wells & Braithwaite (BWB)
BWB is a commercial law firm servicing a wide range of commercial, statutory, charity and social enterprises (and their owners and managers). It is ranked joint first in three areas of the Legal 500 and recognised by them or Chambers UK in the following areas: Public & Regulatory Law, Charity & Social Enterprise, Company commercial, Employment, Film, Immigration (Business), Immigration (personal), International, Litigation, Media and Entertainment, Partnership, Property, Public Sector and Theatre.

Blended Value Group
Value is what gets created when investors invest and organizations act to pursue their mission. Traditionally, value is often being thought as either economic (and created by for-profit companies) or social (and created by nonprofit or non-governmental organizations). Through research, the Blended Value Proposition states that all organizations, whether for-profit or not, create value that consists of economic, social and environmental value components—and that investors (whether market-rate, charitable or some mix of the two) simultaneously generate all three forms of value through providing capital to organizations.

Caux Round Table (CRT)
The CRT is an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business through which principled capitalism can flourish and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society. The CRT is working to raise the level of awareness of senior business leaders, thought leaders and elite opinion around the world about the new opportunities to attack global poverty.

Caux Round Table (CRT)
The CRT is an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business through which principled capitalism can flourish and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society. The CRT is working to raise the level of awareness of senior business leaders, thought leaders and elite opinion around the world about the new opportunities to attack global poverty.

Centre for Social Impact (CSI)
CSI’s mission is to create beneficial social impact in Australia through teaching, research, measurement and the promotion of public debate. It brings together the business, government, philanthropic and third (nonprofit) sectors, in a collaborative effort to build community capacity and generate social innovation. CSI seeks to respond to the rapidly evolving needs of the third sector, the emerging framework of social investment and the developing challenges of corporate responsibility and sustainability.

Council for Third Age
Set up in May 2007, the Council for Third Age is an independent body that promotes active ageing to enable seniors to achieve a better quality of life in all the six dimensions of wellness (social, intellectual, physical, vocational, emotional and spiritual). The Council partners community and commercial organisations to develop products and services that meet the various needs and interests of seniors. It is committed to creating an active ageing culture in Singapore so as to allow everyone to age with dignity and provides the thought leadership on active ageing.

Fast Company
Fast Company is an award-winning monthly magazine, website, and digital distribution platform that covers the business of innovation like no other media source. Editor Robert Safian was named AdWeek’s Editor of the Year in 2009. is the online version of the magazine. Fast Company sets the agenda, charting the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace. By uncovering best and “next” practices, the magazine and website help a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively. Fast Company also empowers innovators to challenge convention and create the future of business.

Gastroenterology & Medicine International
Gastroenterology & Medicine International provides highly personalized professional consultations in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Diagnostic and therapeutic services are offered to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, bowels, liver, pancreas and biliary system. This practice emphasises efficiency in arrangement of tests and treatments tailored to each patient’s special needs, excellent patient-doctor communications and aims to make every healthcare encounter a very pleasant experience for our patients. It’s Consultant and Managing Director Dr Tan Chi Chiu is as well known for his medical expertise as for his long involvement in the non-profit sector and his work in international community development, humanitarian and disaster relief services.

Greenpeace International
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. It does this by catalysing an energy revolution, defending our oceans, protecting the world’s ancient forests, working for disarmament and peace, creating a toxic free future, and campaigning for sustainable agriculture. Greenpeace is present in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

IJ Partners
IJ Partners is a wealth management company founded in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland to serve the needs of high net worth individuals globally. IJ stands for Informed Judgement – a much needed and novel approach to the challenges of preserving, growing and using wealth responsibly across generations. IJ Partners brings together a team of highly qualified professionals coming from varied backgrounds, who work closely with an exceptional Advisory Board and some of the best independent consultants available worldwide.

Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC)
ITSC was formed in 1990, as an industry-led effort made up of volunteer members from the industry, and supported by Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore) and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. It is a neutral and open platform for interested industry and government parties to come together to agree on technical standards. ITSC promotes and facilitates the national Infocomm standardisation programmes and the participation of Singapore in international Infocomm standardisation activities. ITSC appoints the various technical committees and work groups to develop Singapore Standards where no international or industry standards exist and/or recommend the adoption of international standards as Singapore Standards.

Lien Foundation
The Lien Foundation was founded in 1980 by Dr. Lien Ying Chow, an eminent business leader, banker and hotelier. The Foundation pioneers new ground in philanthropy by forging strategic partnerships and catalysing action on social and environmental challenges. Its model of philanthropy goes beyond the traditional role of donor-sponsor. It endeavours to make a difference by seeking out and addressing the root cause of problems, and takes a radical approach and invest in innovative solutions, often challenging existing conventions.

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)
Established in 1999, the NVPC is the national body that promotes and develops volunteerism and philanthropy across all sectors, functioning as a first-stop centre, catalyst and networking agency to foster the giving spirit in Singapore, whether of time, money or in kind. It works in partnership with nonprofit organisations, companies and public sector bodies to facilitate and strengthen Community Giving efforts through its promotional and networking platforms, public education programmes, grants as well as research and publications. It seeks to effectively promote active citizenry in the community by being a Centre, Connector, Communicator and Catalyst.

Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship,
Saïd Business School, Oxford University

The Skoll Centre is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide.  It fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration. It accomplishes this by developing talent through world-class graduate education that provides students with the vision and skills to bring together market-based approaches and social innovation; by advancing research that contributes to the theory of social entrepreneurship and its practical applications to address critical global challenges whilst developing and supporting a network of academics and practitioners to disseminate this knowledge globally; and by creating a collaborative hub to connect social entrepreneurs with thought leaders and key players in business, government, and philanthropy to enhance social impact.

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Since its incorporation in January 2000, SMU has established undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that aim to produce leaders and creative entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. Set up as Singapore’s first private university offering a style of education modelled after The Wharton School, SMU occupies a state-of-the-art city campus located in the heart of Singapore’s civic, cultural and business districts. Today, SMU is home to more than 7,000 students and comprises six schools: the School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law, and School of Social Sciences.

Social Venture Technology Group (SVT Group)
SVT Group is an advisory firm and applied R&D shop devoted to advancing the field of impact management. It provides answers that distinguish its clients from their competitors, and support them in leading their industries toward more equitable, sustainable and ultimately profitable results. It provides strategies and tools to measure social and environmental impact, understand risk and opportunity, and optimize impact per dollar in any industry or sector. Working with subject matter experts in specific fields and technologies, it facilitates the discovery of important and significant impact, and designs and implements solutions that efficiently deliver needed information to the right parties.

Volans Venture
Focusing on the business of social innovation, Volans is part think-tank, part consultancy and part broker. It is a mission-driven, for-profit company based in London and Singapore and works globally with entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and governments to develop and scale innovative solutions to financial, social and environmental challenges. Its work is divided into three areas: Pathways to Scale, Client Services and Outreach.

Young Foundation
The Young Foundation brings together insight, innovation and entrepreneurship to meet social needs. It works across the UK and internationally – carrying out research, influencing policy, creating new organisations and supporting others to do the same, often with imaginative uses of new technology. It works with a wide range of organisations – from charities and businesses to governments and local authorities – using a comprehensive set of tools and approaches. Its broad areas of work are Research, Venturing and investment, Local projects and international one