Business & Philanthropy Forum 2021


Mon, 13 Dec
Tue, 14 Dec

All times in GMT+8


Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development

This is a 200 in-person event being approved by Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore;
All timings are set to Singapore Time;
English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation will be provided;
Please note that there will not be a replay for any of the following sessions for on-line streaming.

8:30 - 8:45 AM.


Special Guest: Mr. Desmond Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs &

Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment


Redefining Today: Philanthropy and Succession

8:45 - 9:40 AM.

KEYNOTE: Women and Philanthropy
Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder at Teach For All

PANEL: Women and Philanthropy

Chew Gek Hiang, Tan Chin Tuan Foundation

Mary Ann Tsao, Tsao Foundation

Melissa Kwee, CEO of National Volunteer And Philanthropy Centre

Marina Feffer, Generation Pledge

Mona Sinha, Women Moving Millions

9:40 - 10:15 AM.

KEYNOTE: Better Business – Corporate Governance and Sustainable Business Model
Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University and Harvard Kennedy School

PANEL: Better Business – Corporate Governance and Sustainable Business Model

Pascal De Petrini, Chairman Asia at Danone

Girish Ramachandran, President – Asia Pacific at Tata Consultancy Services; Board member of Global Reporting Initiative

Arun Kant, Founder and CEO of Leonie Hill Capital

Chandran Nair, Founder of The Global Institute for Tomorrow and member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Sustainability

10:15 - 10:50 A.M.

PANEL: Better Philanthropy – Building the Philanthropy Ecosystem in Asia

Leong Cheung
, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

King Au, Executive Director at Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong

John Brothers, President of T Rowe Price Foundation

Xiang Bing, Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Jim Pitofsky, Managing Director, Strategic Alliances at John Templeton Foundation

10:50 - 11:05 A.M.


11:05 - 11:40 A.M.

PANEL: Better Finance – High Impact and High Returns

John Goldstein, Head of Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs

Eric M. Rice, Head of Impact Investing at BlackRock

Moderator: Cherine Fok, Director of Sustainability Services at KPMG IMPACT

11:40 - 12:20 P.M.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Better Society: Common Prosperity or Conscious Capitalism? The Keynes Debate in Different Approaches to Growing the Global Philanthropy Sector

Danny Quah, Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Xiang Bing, Dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

12:20 - 13:00 P.M.



Reimagine the Future: Succession Planning

13:00 - 13:15 P.M.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Investing in the Philanthropy Landscape of Singapore

Anita Fam, President of National Council of Social Service
Interviewed by Usha Menon, Chairman of Usha Menon Management Consultancy

13:15 - 13:30 P.M.

TED: Investing in a Sustainable and Green Singapore

13:30 - 14:10 P.M.

KEYNOTE: Better Succession for Asia Family Business

Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO of Stewardship Asia Centre under Temasek Trust

PANEL: Better Succession – Family Governance, Ownership and Purpose

Christine Williams, Deputy Global Head, Invest HK Family Office

Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS).

Amy Zhang, Director of Private Wealth, Vistra Singapore

Jin Teik Oon, Chairman of Board and Non-Executive Director of Approved Technology Solutions, Tan Kah Kee family member

14:10 - 14:25 P.M.


14:25 - 14:50 P.M.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Mainstreaming the Impact Investment in Asia

Kyungsun Chung, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at The Sylvan Group
Interviewed by Wei Zheng

14:50 -15:45 P.M.

PANEL: Tech and Impact, Investing in the Emerging Tech Sector in Southeast Asia (A Conversation by the Investors and Unicorn Founders)

Jun Chen, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, Board of Director of Singpost;

Quek Siu Rui, Co-founder and CEO of Carousell;

Jefferson Lanjie Chen, Co-founder and Chairman at Advance Intelligence Group;

Aaron Tan, Founder of Carro

Moderated by Prof. Wong Poh Kam, National University of Singapore


Revolutionalise Next Impact Investment

15:45 - 16:30 P.M.

PANEL: Global Impact Investment of Asian Business

Eric Ng, CEO of Happiness Capital;

Frances Kang, Director of Horizons Ventures;

Rebekah Lin, Director of Jia Foundation;

Mette Ekeroth, Managing Director of North-East Family Office;

Gavin Chia, Managing Director of Futu Singapore;

Moderated by Prof. Winnie Qian PENG, Director of Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

16:30 - 17:10 P.M.

PANEL: Looking Beyond Personal Gain – The Role of Altruism in Family Business

Maria Ahlström-Bondestam, Co-founder and Chair of Eva Ahlström Foundation, Chair of UNICEF International Council

Basmah Al Zamil, Saudi Arabia Zamil Group

Ren Hua Ho, CEO of Thai Wah Public Company Ltd

Navin Amarasuriya, Chief Operating Officer at The Contentment Foundation

Moderated by Mahira Khan, Actress and goodwill ambassador of UNHCR

17:10 - 17:35 P.M.

The MEGA TREND: The Convergence of Business and Philanthropy

Ai Luming, Founder and Chairman, Wuhan Contemporary Group and Board of Director of China Global Philanthropy Institute

Moderated by Clare Woodcraft, Executive Director of Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Cambridge University

17:35 - 17:55 P.M.

Virtual Meeting with Refugees in Jordan

17:55 - 18:10 P.M.

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Global Humanitarian Action and the Role of Partnerships

Kelly T. Clements, Deputy High Commissioner, the UN Refugee Agency

18:15 - 18:30 P.M.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Family Foundation and Family Succession

The Story of One of the Largest Family Foundations in Asia

Benjamin Fok, Trustee of The Henry Fok Foundation

18:30 – 20:30 P.M.



Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development