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The Eu, Free Trade, And Populism, Singapore Management University Apr 2017

The Eu, Free Trade, And Populism, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

“Free and fair” trade is crucial for world prosperity but more must be done to convince those who have lost out in globalisation


Chinese Company Shareholders Revolt Against Communist Control, Singapore Management University Apr 2017

Chinese Company Shareholders Revolt Against Communist Control, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Shareholders of low-profile Chinese property developer Tianjin Realty Development recently made news by voting to keep party politics out of the Shanghai-listed company's organisational structure. Such action has never been heard of before at any State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) in the history of China's economic modernisation.


Boiling The Ocean, Singapore Management University Sep 2015

Boiling The Ocean, Singapore Management University

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Social entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz set out to change Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, which she likens to “boiling the ocean”; it is now at least lukewarm


Marketplace Lending: Investors Beware, Singapore Management University Apr 2015

Marketplace Lending: Investors Beware, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Marketplace lending could help finance SMEs that might otherwise be denied loans by banks, and investors could earn high returns by financing these deals. However, risk of default is high


Bitcoins, Block Chains, And Mining Pools, Singapore Management University Nov 2014

Bitcoins, Block Chains, And Mining Pools, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Bitcoins can help facilitate online commerce, but investors – and speculators – should understand how the cryptocurrency works


Ethical Culture Starts At The Top, Singapore Management University Apr 2014

Ethical Culture Starts At The Top, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

In a world where people have little faith in businesses and executives, getting the C-suite to build a credible value system is critical


Protecting Minority Shareowners’ Interests, Singapore Management University Apr 2014

Protecting Minority Shareowners’ Interests, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Understand what rights you are giving away when approving a general mandate request.


A Matter Of Trust, Singapore Management University Apr 2014

A Matter Of Trust, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Business is trusted more than government, but both need the other to become more trustworthy.


Ethical Business Is Not A Pipe Dream In Emerging Markets, Singapore Management University Mar 2014

Ethical Business Is Not A Pipe Dream In Emerging Markets, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

One top executive in India believes, and has proven, that business can be done the right way even in a country plagued by graft.


Leading With Character, Singapore Management University Mar 2014

Leading With Character, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Procter & Gamble’s former CEO speaks about taking responsibility and acting quickly to succeed.


Reverse Mortgages Can Help Fund Retirement, Singapore Management University Feb 2014

Reverse Mortgages Can Help Fund Retirement, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

But a well-designed contract and the education of retirees are important if they are to reap the benefits.


Transforming The Chinese Economy, Singapore Management University Jan 2014

Transforming The Chinese Economy, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Can China really grow by eight percent every year until 2033?


Stepping Up To The Plate, Singapore Management University Nov 2013

Stepping Up To The Plate, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Rajesh Chakraborti talks about how CSR is embedded in everything that Reliance does, in an attempt to limit poverty in India.


Corporate Social Responsibility – An Idealistic Goal Or A Reality?, Singapore Management University Nov 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility – An Idealistic Goal Or A Reality?, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Despite widespread discussion on CSR, there continues to be much disagreement around what constitutes CSR, and how to define it. In addition, the term is often used interchangeably with notions such as corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, triple-bottom line, sustainability, creating shared value, and in some cases, corporate ethics and governance. However, all of these ideas point in the same direction: a sharp escalation in the social roles corporations are expected to play today.


Sustainability And Profitability, Singapore Management University Oct 2013

Sustainability And Profitability, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

The best way to encourage sustainable business practices is to think of it as a brand enhancer ...


Corporate Myths : Sourcing And Vendor Management In Asia Pacific, Singapore Management University Sep 2013

Corporate Myths : Sourcing And Vendor Management In Asia Pacific, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Sourcing and vendor management need the urgent attention of senior management. The current uptick in poor and corrupt sourcing practices and weak governance provide a compelling reason.


The Intangibles Of M&A Deals, Singapore Management University Jun 2013

The Intangibles Of M&A Deals, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

You have worked hard to buy over a company; you have to work harder now to avoid seeing its value disappear


Corporate Evolution: From Ngos And Social Enterprises To ‘Good Companies’, Singapore Management University Apr 2013

Corporate Evolution: From Ngos And Social Enterprises To ‘Good Companies’, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Frequently seen as an alternative to the realities of hardcore corporate life, social entrepreneurship and its emphasis on giving back to society after a life of abundance, may well become a thing of the past, along with Non Government Organisations (NGOs), which often act as watchdogs of corporate and government policy and practice. Both will likely transition into and underpin new ‘good companies’. At least that’s the view of leading Singapore social entrepreneur, Jack Sim, the founder of the World Toilet Organisation (WTO).


Csr: Good Intentions And Wild Dreams Are Not Enough, Singapore Management University Mar 2013

Csr: Good Intentions And Wild Dreams Are Not Enough, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

When Mariam Al Foudery graduated over a decade ago, the people recruiting aggressively on campus were from investment banking and management consulting firms. But that’s changed, giving rise to more opportunities in corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.


Show Me The Money!, Singapore Management University Jan 2013

Show Me The Money!, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Governments worldwide are accumulating reserves to guard against financial turmoil. Could they be contributing to it?


Engaging The Corporate Citizen: Social Challenges, Business Solutions, Singapore Management University Nov 2012

Engaging The Corporate Citizen: Social Challenges, Business Solutions, Singapore Management University

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When he came up with the idea of selling toilets in Cambodia, where more than 60 per cent of the population does not have access to basic sanitation, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre chief executive Laurence Lien was laughed at. His detractors told him: "Nobody is going to purchase toilets from you because this is a community that is dependent on (financial) aid. "But tens of thousands of the toilets were sold within the first few months. Speaking at the Africa Singapore Business Forum, Connex, held at Singapore Management University in August 2012, Lien credits the success of the project ...


From Boardroom To Parliament, Singapore Management University Apr 2012

From Boardroom To Parliament, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Everyone has different motivations for working, . But the primary incentive for slogging it out in the corporate jungle would be money— at least that is what employers believe. This helps explain why companies are often willing to shell out wads of cash to outbid one another in the labour market for top executives.


Social Renaissance: When Governments, Businesses And Society Collaborate, Singapore Management University Dec 2011

Social Renaissance: When Governments, Businesses And Society Collaborate, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

The world has been great at inventing high-tech “stuff” but it hasn’t been so good “at things to do with humanity and people” said Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of NESTA, the UK’s National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts. He was speaking at Social iCon 2011, a conference jointly organised by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, the Young Foundationand Ashoka. Held at Singapore Management University (SMU), the conference saw a gathering of veteran social innovators eager to share their experiences with participants.