Making the world a better place is a collective task, and changemakers in Southeast Asia are in good company. On 7th November 2015, leaders and visionaries will troop to Nexus Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Destination GOOD, the inaugural event of the AirAsia Foundation. Here are the top events to look forward to on that day.
PANEL DISCUSSION ON INCLUSIVE BUSINESS
WHAT IT’S ABOUT Top CEOs discuss social responsibility, from sustainable practices and environmental consciousness to hiring policies that ensure a more diverse workplace.
WHO’S THERE Tony Fernandes of regional low-cost carrier AirAsia Group, Richard Eu of Singapore-based Traditional Chinese Medicine company Eu Yan Sang, Shinta Kamdani of the Indonesian conglomerate Sintesa Group, Vichien Phongsathorn of Thai conglomerate Premier Group, and Enrique K Razon, Jr of Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
WHY IT MATTERS Sustainability and equitability are issues for all businesses, regardless of industry and size.
PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ECOSYSTEM IN ASEAN
WHAT IT’S ABOUT How do we foster a culture of social entrepreneurship and make the business climate hospitable to social enterprises? Experts weigh in with their experiences from their respective countries.
WHO’S THERE Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre’s Ehon Chan, Dr Marie Lisa Dacanay of the Philippines-based Institute for Social Enterpreneurship in Asia, Pham Kieu Oanh of the Vietnam-based Center for Social Initiatives Promotion, and Sunit Shrestha of ChangeFushion Thailand
WHY IT MATTERS For social enterprise to grow and reach its full potential, it needs a receptive environment. Learn best practices and hear about recipes for success in the region.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE MARKETPLACE
WHAT IT’S ABOUT This trade fair offers opportunities to find out more about causes such as poverty alleviation, and heritage and wildlife conservation. Partner up with like-minded groups and support their endeavours.
WHO’S THERE 30 innovative ASEAN social enterprises, including AirAsia Foundation grantees
WHY IT MATTERS Without information and support, social enterprises cannot thrive.