Today John Danilovich, Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), announced the winners of 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award at an event at the Oslo City Hall, hosted by Governing Mayor of Oslo Raymond Johansen. Dr. Harley Seyedin (President of American Chamber of Commerce in South China), Elon Musk, Durreen Shahnaz and Murad Al-Katib are the four winners of this award. The selection was made by an independent committee of Nobel Prize winners in Peace and Economics in closed-door meetings for the Oslo Business for Peace Foundation. Read More
As a young girl in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Durreen Shahnaz would watch as the men in her family left home to go pray at the mosque. The women often stayed behind to feed beggars outside their home. “We didn’t have much,” Shahnaz remembers. “It was a post-war nation ravished with famine, but we all had to do our part. It was important for us not just give something to others but also to help them stand on their feet.”
Asia Society today announced the 2016 Asia Game Changers, recognizing those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.
This year’s nine honorees include a doctor who has restored sight to thousands of patients, a young activist who is bringing education to her fellow Syrian refugees, a pioneer in social impact investment in Asia, and two musicians who are using art to heal their war-torn nations. Iconic architect I.M. Pei, a mentor to scores of American and Chinese architects alike, will receive the first Asia Game Changer Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More
EVEN small-scale businesses can make a big different in society as shown in the recent success of six winning enterprises across Asia, including the Philippines, feted in the inaugural IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge 2015. Read More
Innovative solutions to social challenges can come from anywhere, and no longer from just traditional actors, such as governments, nongovernmental organizations or development agencies. Read More
FOUR winning Philippine-based social enterprises (SEs) would be needing a total capital infusion of P37.8 million to pursue their growth plan in the coming years. Read More
The Impact Accelerator™ program in the Philippines, operated by Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), concludes this week with an Impact Showcase of four winning Social Enterprises (SEs). Read More
K.K.R. teamed up with Impact Investment Exchange Asia, which specializes in so-called impact investment, where social returns are accounted for in addition to financial benefits. K.K.R. provided technical assistance with financial planning and steered Glovax’s chief executive, Giovanni Alingog, toward getting a loan rather than raising equity and diluting the ownership.