FestivalForGood Conversation 5: Building Virtual Communities for Tangible Impact

Conversations is a series of talks and panel discussions as part of FestivalForGood 2020 on topics regarding the social enterprise sector, social impact, and doing good in Singapore. We hope to spread awareness about social enterprises and social issues in Singapore, as well as engage members of the public in meaningful discussions about how we can make Singapore a better place for all.

This conversation is organised as part of FestivalForGood 2020, Asia's largest celebration of Social Enterprises, and the social impact they created. More information on FestivalForGood can be found at https://www.festivalforgood.sg The virtual FestivalForGood is brought to you by raiSE, in partnership with DBS Foundation. South Beach Consortium is the virtual venue partner.

Conversation 5: Building Virtual Communities for Tangible Impact

In this new realm of a digital age, what does it mean to build virtual communities and more specifically, virtual communities for sustained social impact? As the need to be socially connected becomes the norm, Social Enterprises will delve deeper into how can we leverage on various mediums to build resilient communities to discuss social issues and bridge social gaps.

Who Will Be Speaking?

Moderator: Richardo Chua - Managing Director, Adrenalin Group
Richardo is the Group Managing Director of the social enterprise events agency - Adrenalin Group Pte. Ltd.

Prior to starting Adrenalin, he worked in the public sector with the Economic Development Board for close to 2 years, there he helped to encourage overseas companies to invest in Singapore. It was also at EDB that he was inspired to combine his love for events and a heart to contribute to the community and start Adrenalin. Today Adrenalin is a team of 40 people with 4 different subsidiaries that looks after the events, creative, photography/videography and audio/visual event support.

30% of Team Adrenalin is made up of people who are deaf, use a wheelchair or are disadvantaged youths. Adrenalin has managed over 600 events with many of them at national and international level events such as the launch of the Presidents Challenge and International Volunteer Day. Adrenalin is the recipient of the Presidents Challenge Social Enterprise of the Year Award (Youth Category)

Richardo is active in the social enterprise industry and speaks regularly at forums and platforms about the subject.

Rigmor Berthier - CEO & Co-Founder, Lime Agency
Rigmor has been living and working in Singapore since 2011. In 2015, she co-founded Lime Agency, a 100% women owned business and a social enterprise. The agency believes that all companies have the right to quality marketing consulting and branding. Rigmor has helped more than 200 companies build brand and marketing strategies and she has coached more than 50 companies in marketing and business. She has hosted over 50 offline workshops and, with COVID-19, over 10 online. She is also a board member of the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore.

Annabelle Lim - Executive Director, The Hidden Good
Annabelle Siena Lim is Executive Director at The Hidden Good, a social impact creative agency and social enterprise in Singapore. A lawyer by training, she previously worked at Antler, an early-stage Venture Capital, in Southeast Asia and London. In 2017, Annabelle co-founded The Good Catalogue, the main content site of The Hidden Good. On the side, she is on the VC Strategy team of Shaper Impact Capital, an online newsletter connecting impact ventures and social enterprises with thousands of investors globally. For the last 10 years, she and her mother have been leading a charity effort in Vietnam to dispense sustainable long-term aid to rural communities. She is currently an Advisor to UNDP Cambodia’s Bluetribe Startup Programme.

Jack Sim - Founder/Director, World Toilet Organisation
Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization, achieved financial success through several business ventures at an early age. As he grew older, Jack felt the need to change his direction in life and give back to humanity– he wanted to live his life according to the motto “Live a useful life”. Jack soon left his businesses and embarked on a journey to have a positive impact in the world. In 2001, Jack Sim founded the World Toilet Organization (WTO) to bring the Sanitation issue to the global spotlight and to advocate for clean sanitation for all. After years of dedication to the Sanitation issue, Jack Sim continues to be involved but in 2011, he embarked on a new radical project, that being BoP HUB. He had a vision to “design business to end poverty”. Jack is a firm believer in the economic empowerment of the poor. BoP HUB now serves as a vehicle for partners in every industry and sector to collaborate and accelerate effective social business models focused at the base of the pyramid.

Other Sessions:

If you would like to attend more than one session, please sign up for the corresponding sessions separately:

FestivalForGood Conversation 1: Collaborations For Impact: Top Reasons Why You Need To Partner a Social Enterprise
FestivalForGood Conversation 2: Procuring with Purpose: Connecting SEs to the Corporate Supply Chain
FestivalForGood Conversation 3: Making Impact Investments Work
FestivalForGood Conversation 4: Bulding Communities with Purpose: Uplifting Women, Changing Lives
FestivalForGood Conversation 6: Wellness in Social Communities: Resilient People Make Resilient Economies
FestivalForGood Conversation 7: Consume with Purpose: Towards Zero Food Waste
FestivalForGood Conversation 6: Sustainable Consumption: Making Your Dollar Count For Impact
FestivalForGood Conversation 9: Making Diversity Count: Finding Ways For Inclusion in the Community
FestivalForGood Conversation 10: Envisioning a Different Future: When Ageing Isn't Ageing
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Wed Nov 4, 2020
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