Pushing the Impact Envelope

Tuesday, July 25th

2:10 pm - Pushing the Impact Envelope

How can we all get involved in pushing the social impact envelope as corporations, startups, individuals? Join us for day and evening sessions. There will also be a “MARKETPLACE” showcase of social enterprises / platforms and services delivering social impact.

If your startup / company is involved in social impact and would like to participate in the marketplace, please contact startupasiawomen@gmail.comTHIS EVENT IS OPENED TO MEN AND WOMEN.


Social impact trends / What’s in it for you?

  • 2:15 – 2:30 Registration
  • 2:30 – 2:45 Intro / Ice breaker “DISRUPT”
  • 2:45 – 3:00 Market landscape / Impact trends – Nadim Ros, Be An Idea

Why startups and corporates should change? How changing millennial landscape impacts the future of business and brand.

Advancing social impact through science and technology

The advancement of science has created different alternatives – better, sustainable options. This calls for challenging the traditional way resources have been typically used. Sustainability science is focused on examining the interactions between human, environmental, and engineered systems to develop solutions for complex challenges that threaten the future of humanity and the integrity of the life support systems of the planet, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and land and water degradation.”

  • 3:00 – 3:15 Value re-engineering with vertical farming
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Creating new intelligent ecosystem for better predictability – Alistair Douglas, Ecohub
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Panel – Sustainability starts from the source : from food to fashion to energy to living space

Laura Francois, Fashion Revolution

Farizan D’Avezac de Moran, GreenA Consultants

Irene Lee, Little Sun

  • 4:00 – 4:15 Break
  • 4:15 – 4:30 How women are empowering the bottom of the pyramid – Laina Raveendran Greene, Angels of Impact

Corporate sustainability initiatives

How do companies operate with sustainable products? How was social impact conceptualized in product design and business process? What was the measurable impact? How the impact is tracked? What has been the market feedback? What is their vision?

  • 4:30 – 4:45 How Unilever is supporting sustainability
  • 4:45 – 5:30 Corporate initiatives
  • 5:30 – 6:30 Networking and MARKETPLACE
  • 6:30 – 7:00 Evening registration / Networking / Dinner

Design and Growth of Social enterprise

Social impact isn’t just about donating money or having a one-day charity. It’s about make a longer term sustainable IMPACT. It’s easy just to donate money to, for example, an Alzheimer’s home, but companies could be involved with perhaps the process of making the home better through funding research of a new technology to help them.

  • 7:00 – 7:15 Intro and Non-Profit ideas from New York
  • 7:15 – 7:30 How to design impact in social enterprise? – Ashwin Subramaniam, Gone Adventurin’
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Panel :
    • Developing fund raising strategy for social enterprise – Prasoon Kumar, Billion Bricks
    • Social Impact investing – Leon Toh, Damson Capital
    • Investing in women social impact enterprises – Audrey Tan, Angels of Impact
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Workshop (subject to change)
  • 8:45 – 9:00 Measuring social impact
  • 9:30 ENDS


  • Angels of Impact
  • Make the Change
  • Earthys
  • Projects we Forgot


Tuesday, July 25th
2:10 PM to 9:30 PM

Unilever LEVEL3
Mapletree Business City, 20 Pasir Panjang Road (East Wing) #03-22/24
Singapore 117439

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