July Impact Quarterly: Corum Prioritizes Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Intrapreneurs

THE MEANING BEHIND THE BRAND

CORUM PRIORITIZES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Deepa CorumLuxury brands are under more scrutiny than ever before. Increasingly, customers are demanding to know not just what a global niche luxury watch brand like Corum values, but also how it stands behind these values. “Today’s consumer likes to go beyond the marketing tag line to see what values the brand truly stands for,” says Corum’s Regional Managing Director Deepa Chatrath.

What does this trend mean for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?

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INVESTING IN ASIA

VENTURE PHILANTHROPY NETWORK TO LAUNCH IN SINGAPORE

Simon ChadwickThe Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) plans to help the venture philanthropy (VP) space across Asia grow with its new Singapore-based platform set to launch in 2012. According to AVPN, experience, capital and knowledge exchange between its members can multiply social impact.

Why does AVPN believe Asia is more than ready for VP and impact investing?

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ACTIVE SOLUTIONS

HONG KONG ADOPTS IMPACT INVESTING TO CURB SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Francis Ngai, CEO of SvHKHong Kong is home to diverse parties willing to invest financial, intellectual and human capital in innovative ways to achieve social impact. “No one will deny that Hong Kong has crowds of enthusiastic businessmen, corporations and people who want to give a helping hand to society,” says Francis Ngai, founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong.

Why does social enterprise play a critical role in Hong Kong and China?

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NEW SPACE FOR BANKERS

NOMURA BANKER SPEAKS OUT FOR IMPACT INVESTING

Ines NoeBankers are getting on board with impact investing, finding innovative ways to use their skills and experiences for social good. Inés Noé is one such banker championing the impact investing movement within Nomura International Hong Kong. “I am ready to use my skills in a new and rewarding manner,” says Noé.

What is drawing her in?

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