BUSINESS WITH A PURPOSE How doing good and doing business can coexist
Friday, 11 January 2019
Fairview International School
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Doing good is good business. According to Project ROI*, conducted by Campbell and Verizon, responsible corporates can experience revenue increases of up to 20%, reduce staff turnover by up to 50% and increase market value by 4-6%.
This new nation has gained new hope for its future. However, we have discovered many worms in our national cupboard. From neglected refugees to the elderly, to abuse of children and women, Malaysia needs help from all frontiers. Family businesses are often at the forefront, championing initiatives from building schools to running long term projects with orphanages and other social enterprises. As family businesses have a generational view of strategy as opposed to a quarterly view, corporate responsibility projects they champion have a longer time horizon and therefore are able to achieve much more.
Come join us at this FBN event as we listen to exciting young social entrepreneurs, their passion and pain as they strive to drive their businesses with purpose. Next Gens looking to find purpose in their lives will particularly benefit from this event.
WHAT is social entrepreneurship?
WHY should I invest my time helping others?
WHO are these amazing individuals who have made the choice?
HOW did they make the decision to do good?
SO WHAT should I, can I and will I do?
5.45pm Arrival and Registration
(with light refreshments)
Dzameer Dzulkifli is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Teach For Malaysia. Armed with his M. Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, Dzameer is a passionate educational devotee. He truly believes that Teach For Malaysia will be the nurturing ground for future visionary leaders who will enhance Malaysia’s educational and national landscapes.
Prior to founding Teach For Malaysia, Dzameer channeled his enthusiasm and determination as a management consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2007, where he played a key role in the implementation of a human capital blueprint for a prominent economic region in Malaysia. As a weekly volunteer teaching Mathematics at the UNHCR Burmese Refugee Education Centre in Kuala Lumpur, his dedication significantly impacted the learning capabilities of the schoolchildren, accelerating their Math progress from a Primary 4-level to a Secondary 2-level within the short period of 9 months.
In his free time, Dzameer practices the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and spends quality time with his family and friends
Dr Melissa Foo, Vice President, heads the Social Innovation unit at the National Innovation Agency Malaysia (AIM; Agensi Inovasi Malaysia).
She specializes in impact investment, ecosystem development and innovation. Melissa was based in New York from 2013 – 2016 and worked on multiple early-stage deals in Healthcare, Education, B2B, FinTech, Real Estate Technology and Social Enterprise.
Melissa received an MBA from Columbia Business School with a dual-concentration in Family Enterprise Management & Impact Investing. She obtained dental qualifications from the University of Melbourne in 2005 and was attached to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Hospital Sungai Buloh focused on trauma and facial reconstruction. She credits her passion for social impact to her experience working in healthcare services in the rural villages of Malaysia.
She is a speaker and mentor at Lean Startup Kuala Lumpur. Melissa has consulted for the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) on Ventures and Corporate Entrepreneurship. When she is not identifying the next big thing in impact and innovation, she is passionate about travel, meeting people, making connections and giving. Her philanthropic work with the family organization serves underprivileged communities across Southeast Asia.
Rashvin Pal Singh is the CEO and Co-Founder of Me.reka, which is an innovative and alternative education model, designed to build 21st Century mindsets. Prior to establishing Me.reka, Rashvin setup one of Malaysia’s pioneering and award winning Social Enterprise, the Biji-biji Initiative which champions sustainability. In 2015, Biji-biji won the coveted SME Innovation Challenge by Alliance Bank, being the first and only Impact Driven business to win the award.
Rashvin graduated with an Accounting and Finance degree from Bristol Business School, United Kingdom. He spent 4 years of his early career in the corporate world, as a Manager at the Advisory Division of PwC Malaysia.
Rashvin’s main areas of passion and focus lies in the fields of education, sustainable development, alternative models to growth economics, as well as understanding the links between human behavior, culture and history; and its role in shaping development.
Please contact FBN Asia Malaysia Representative Ms Taryn Foo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference *Project ROI – https://www.forbes.com/sites/causeintegration/2015/08/26/doing-good-is-good-business-but-can-you-prove-it/#c3d8656a52d7