ALL ROADS LEAD TO MANILA
We’re heading to the Philippines! This year’s chair of the ASEAN will be hosting the ten finalist teams at the ASEAN Business Investment Summit on November 12-14.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOP 10 FINALIST TEAMS
From August 8 to September 9, we’ve received applications from impact-driven innovators all over Southeast Asia, working towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the ten finalist teams for this year’s ASEAN Impact Challenge:
Early Stage Innovations
Scale Stage Innovations
Head of Good Business, Singapore International Foundation
As Head of Good Business in SIF, Martin drives programmes designed to enable Singaporeans and world communities to connect through social entrepreneurship and professional work exchange, to enhance cross-cultural understanding and collaborations in effecting positive change. He leads the team responsible for the SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE), a signature programme that seeks to inspire, equip and enable youths from across the globe to launch or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. He oversees the execution of YSE which has nurtured an international alumni network of over 600 young changemakers representing 27 nationalities, who are creating social impact across 13 countries including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.
Dr Thomas Tang
Thomas Tang has been a sustainability practitioner for the last 20 years working as a consultant and as a corporate executive. He is the former sustainability director of a multinational engineering design company. As well as authoring numerous articles and papers on sustinability and the application of living labs to urban centres, he is a contributing author to the “Urban Planet” an edited volume including transdisciplinary perspectives of urbanization and the environment that offers new knowledge for sustainability and resilience in the era of global urbanization. He has worked in the UK and throughout Asia where he has conducted studies and assignments for many major clients such as the World Bank, APEC, the United Nations and the governments of Hong Kong and Singapore.
Director of Publications, School of Global Studies, Thammasat University
Chris Oestereich is a lecturer and the Director of Publications at the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He’s also the publisher of the Wicked Problems Collaborative, a press that focuses on humanity’s biggest social and environmental challenges, and a zero-waste practitioner who helps organizations reduce their footprint as they evolve towards the circular economy. Chris has an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University.
Executive Director, Academy, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre
Johnathan Lee is the Executive Director of Academy in the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). This division offers education/training courses, global ecosystem exposure and also South East Asia’s leading accelerator program to a global entrepreneurs and start-up community. Johnathan comes from a diverse background with over 18 years in commercial and investment experience in various industries ranging from finance, healthcare and education. He holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago School of Business.
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