Brands For Good

Oct 22, 2019 05:50 AM
SPOTLIGHT

Lauding efforts by businesses to make a difference

AN INITIATIVE to recognise businesses that are making a positive impact on their stakeholders, communities and the...

ARIBA Code of Responsible and Inclusive Business Conduct

ARIBA has launched a code on responsible and inclusive business which seeks to outline the expectations the ASEAN community has of businesses operating in the region, regardless of size. While acknowledging that Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) may not have the same capabilities as larger enterprises, the code encourages them to observe its guidelines to the fullest extent possible.

An ongoing story of success

Being a Brands for Good winner doesn't end with accepting the award at the ceremony. Rather, it marks a milestone in a company's efforts to do good.

Building a business and community through empathy

WHEN Lee Li Ping founded frozen yogurt brand Sogurt in 2010, three months after graduating from university, she had a larger purpose: To build "healthy individuals, families and communities".

Building a solid foundation to help the environment

HAVING been in the construction industry for 30 years, Charles Lim has had more than his fair share of problems with flooring; whether it was during construction or after handing over the project to the client.

Champions for the environment

Landscaping company Amozonia’s founder, Mr Rajendran, believes in connecting their clients to nature.

Channelling capital for the greater good

GTR Ventures is an investment and venture building company that looks beyond the bottom line when it comes to deciding where to channel its capital.

Creating personalised ads in real-time

SINGAPORE-BASED tech start-up Lumin(ai)re has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically create online advertisements by determining consumer tastes based on regional, cultural and product category variables.

Empowering local markets

Online market place Bigg World was established last year to help local merchants more effectively reach out to digital-savvy shoppers.

Getting patients up and going quickly

OSTEOPORE International specialises in the production of 3D printed implants that are used in surgical procedures to assist with the natural stages of bone healing.

Helping others to succeed

THE Love & Respect Transformation Centre (L&RTC) is a socially-conscious business that provides education and mentorship programmes to help people reach their life and career goals.

Investing in human capital

Independent financial advisory (IFA) firm Financial Alliance offers a huge range of choice to its customers.

Minimising environmental impact

BIG Tiny is the first company in Singapore to integrate the concept of "tiny houses" with eco-tourism, improving the lives of rural farmers and city dwellers.

Promoting and upholding responsible business in Asean

RECOGNISING the growing importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the region, the ASEAN Responsible and Inclusive Business Alliance (ARIBA) was set up to establish a network of businesses to promote responsible, inclusive and sustainable enterprises.

Recognising efforts to tackle climate change

Carbon emissions contribute to climate change, which in turn leads to hotter weather and rising sea levels, threatening low-lying countries like Singapore.

Serving up meals with a purpose

After almost 10 years as a banker, Jacinta Ong decided to pursue something more meaningful in her life. That led her to starting a business called Tea Ideas in 2012 that provides healthy tea products to consumers.

Supporting a mission for change

Helping smaller companies to do good. That's the aim of Brands For Good, a positive impact business recognition programme that fills a niche in the corporate social responsibility space (CSR) in Singapore and the region.

The future of a growing movement

In less than two years, the Brands for Good movement has grown into a force for inspiring companies to make a positive impact through their businesses.

A showcase for local champions

THE recipients of the inaugural Brands for Good were honoured at an event hosted by CEO Asia on July 26. Sponsored by Maybank Singapore and BBX, the Brands for Good programme has eight categories - spanning the Workplace, the Community, the Environment and Patents - which recognised 24 companies spanning 33 awards.

Committed to helping fellow Singaporeans

iFood Group of Companies manages the Good News Cafe, a social enterprise established in 2005. The company's goal is to fill a niche in providing good quality food at affordable prices in a cafe setting.

Giving workers a fair shot

MyHelper is a maid agency that seeks to provide maids with fair employment terms, protect them from unreasonable employers, and alleviate their debt burdens.

Grooming talent and empowering staff for sustainable growth

That's Innovative is a one-stop events management company that provides professional event conceptualisation and execution. The company is committed to investing in its employees with effective onboarding and training programmes to help them reach their full potential.

Making a positive impact

WHEN it comes to SMEs doing good, Boxgreen has proven to be one of the poster boys of the local business community. Founded in September 2014, the company is an online snack company that delivers healthier, portion-controlled snacks to their customers' doorstep. A portion of the proceeds of each snack goes towards providing meals for the less privileged.

Making a social impact through innovation

AIRMOTION Laboratories is a social innovation company that creates respiratory products and services with the least impact to the environment so that more people can live and breathe better.

Spreading happiness through business

A BELIEF that sustainability and doing good for society is critical for businesses today drove online trading platform BBX Holdings to become one of the sponsors of the Brands for Good programme.