The Impact Philanthropy Partnership (IPP) is an exciting new partnership between WMI and the Private Banking Industry Group (PBIG). Supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), this new Partnership will bring together family principals and offices to collectively tackle society’s most pressing challenges and issues.
To launch the IPP series, WMI invited prominent philanthropists from established business families to share their experiences under the theme of ‘Forging Your Family’s Impact Path – What Success Looks Like For You’. This theme will focus on how purposeful impact and success were nurtured, transformed and defined by each philanthropist. Hear directly from noted philanthropists and impact investors on how their families embarked on their journeys. How did they decide which causes to support, how did they manage it within their family governance structure, and how did their approach evolve over time? Meet like-minded peers and come away inspired with new ideas for your own impact path.
Date: 28 March 2023
Time: 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM (GMT +8)
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
|17:15||Launch of IPP|
|18:20||Panel Discission with Next-Gen Changemakers and Family Principals
|19:00||Networking Cocktail Reception|
Mr Lee Han Shih
Co-Founder and Chairman, Whampoa Group and Executive Director, Lee Foundation
Lee Han Shih is co-founder and Chairman of Whampoa Group, a Singapore-based family office with investments in global tech firms and financial institutions. Chairman Lee is also from one of the pioneering business families in Southeast Asia, and the Executive Director of the Lee Foundation, one of South East Asia’s largest private charitable foundations. Han Shih is the Founder and Head of the Potato Group, an investment conglomerate with a portfolio of over 200 companies active globally in technology, media and social enterprise.
Mr Frederick Chavalit Tsao
Chairman of IMC Group; Board member of Tsao Foundation and Chairman, Council of Wisdom, FBNI
Chavalit Frederick Tsao is the fourth-generation steward of IMC Pan Asia Alliance, a global shipping business with a diverse portfolio of business interests and investments in shipping, property, human development and investment management.
Frederick believes that humanity is now experiencing a dawn of a new era of well-being, leading to the rise of a new global economy, (i.e. the well-being and happiness economy). Serving as Chairman of the Council of Wisdom for Family Business Network, International, Frederick advocates for the family business as the pivotal space for business reform. For his third book, ‘One Choice, One World’, Frederick shares the role of Quantum Leaders in shifting the consciousness in business and their impact in stewarding the new humanity. The two other books authored by him are, ‘Dawn of a New Era’ and ‘Quantum Leadership’. These books are part of his anthology of 40 books published under the Octave Institute, which he founded.
Ms Rebecca Eu
Chief Mei Officer and Founder, Mei’s Own
Rebecca Eu is the founder of Mei’s Own, a social enterprise that works with women and children based in the Philippines. The social enterprise works with women’s shelters and rescue groups and has helped hundreds of underprivileged students return to school and earn a living by selling hand-woven homeware. Coming from privilege (her family founded the traditional Chinese medicine company Eu Yan Sang), Rebecca Eu wants to help the underprivileged find a better life. After travelling to the Philippines and working with survivors of sex trafficking, she moved to Manila to start Mei’s Own. Since the pandemic, she is now based in Singapore where she collaborates with the local special needs communities. In 2022, Rebecca was featured in Forbes’s 30 under 30 for her social impact in the region.
Ms Rebekah Lin
Director, Jia Foundation
Rebekah is passionate about starting conversations around longevity, mental health and end-of-life care. She has 13 years of experience in the private equity and equity crowdfunding space, working primarily in investor relations, marketing and portfolio management. She runs her family’s foundation, Jia Foundation and is also Singapore’s Country Director for Nexus, a global collective that unites next-gen philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Rebekah is also a Co-Founder of The Social Co., the team that brought together more than 100 individuals, 90 corporations and more than 250 partners to raise awareness and $5 million for more than 50 charities in Singapore.
Rebekah is passionate about intergenerational communication within family businesses and is the Co-Founder of Junior, a next-gen advisory group with over 80 next-gens in Singapore and the UK. She is also a part-time lecturer at the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Rebekah is also an Asia-Pacific Obama Leader with Obama Foundation and an Arts for Good Fellow with the Singapore International Foundation.
Mr Fernando Scodro
Principal, Grupo Baoba
Fernando Scodro is leading the ESG and impact investing arm of his family office, Grupo Baoba. He devised an ESG integration strategy for all his family’s assets and is currently implementing them across the portfolio starting with the VC and financial assets. On the venture capital side, the family builds on their background of owning food companies in Brazil and focuses its investments on technology companies related to the food and agriculture sector covering fintech, industry 4.0 and biotech. Fernando also sits on the Global Board of The ImPact, a network of family offices that seek to align their values with their investments maked do more impact investments more effectively.
Mr Jed Emerson
Chief Impact Officer, Tiedemann Advisors/AlTi
Jed Emerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in sustainable finance, impact investing and strategic philanthropy. Jed has founded and co-founded some of the nation’s leading venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises, most notably the Larkin Youth Services. As the originator of the Blended Value concept, Jed is an award-winning author and speaker, with over thirty articles and books on sustainable investments, and impact investing. He has also presented at The World Economic Forum and The Clinton Global Initiative, among others.
Jed has previously held academic appointments at Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Business Schools. As the Chief Impact Officer at Tiedemann Advisers, Jed presently oversees the strategy and implementation of its impact investing practice to deepen capabilities and identify effective impact solutions.