FestivalForGood Conversation 2: Procuring with Purpose: Connecting SEs to the Corporate Supply Chain

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 2: Procuring with Purpose: Connecting SEs to the Corporate Supply Chain

How can small businesses scale up and be more prepared to supply to large corporates? What do corporates look for in their suppliers? If you are a business looking to incorporate sustainability in your supply chain or a social enterprise looking to support corporate orders, this is the conversation you’ll want to hear!

Who Will Be Speaking?

Moderator: Donna Trowbridge - Head of Group Procurement, DBS Bank
An accomplished Procurement Leader with over 20 years of international experience, Donna has broad industry experience including Manufacturing Professional and Financial Services. She is a highly motivated self starter with the ability to develop talent in others and influence at all levels of an organisation, ensuring excellent results. She also takes an innovative approach, delivering leading edge procurement solutions, and best value to the business.

Benjamin Chua - Founder, Spic & Span
Benjamin Chua is the Founder of Spic & Span, a commercial cleaning and cleaning technology social enterprise that has provided progressive jobs for more than 300 individuals to date. Under his leadership, Spic & Span developed Speco, a long-lasting antimicrobial disinfection service that has since become widely used in Singapore. Spic & Span has also clinched various accolades such as the Intellectual Property of Singapore Award 2020, the Asia-Pacific Social Innovation Award 2019 and Champions of Good awards in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to establishing Spic & Span, Benjamin had worked at a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development, where he oversaw estate agency policies and regulations. Separately, as a Principal Assets Manager, he was responsible for managing key aspects, such as finance and operations, under his portfolio.

Bjorn Low - Executive Director, Edible Garden City
Bjorn Low is a practicing urban farmer and a social changemaker. He is an Ashoka fellow, a young leader of the World Cities Summit and the co-founder of Edible Garden City an urban farming social enterprise. Bjorn’s practice and research focuses on identifying the value that urban agriculture brings to the communities of highly dense and food import dependent cities such as Singapore. He has a keen interest at how the shifts in social ecology and demographic changes, and how the rapidly aging population present a new opportunity for urban care farms to play a bigger role in the rejuvenation of cities.

Walter Oh - Co-Founder, Boxgreen

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 3: Making Impact Investments Work
FestivalForGood Conversation 4: Building Communities with Purpose: Uplifting Women, Changing Lives
FestivalForGood Conversation 5: Building Virtual Communities for Tangible Impact
FestivalForGood Conversation 6: Wellness in Social Communities: Resilient People Make Resilient Economies
FestivalForGood Conversation 7: Consume with Purpose: Towards Zero Food Waste
FestivalForGood Conversation 8: 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 Oct 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SGT
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