Global Social Innovators Forum 2009
Collaborative Innovations: Investing in Team Earth & an Inclusive World
Fusionopolis, Singapore | 01 – 03 October 2009
Register Now for the Global Social Innovators Forum 2009! The Global Social Innovators Forum (GSIF) is a signature platform of Social Innovation Park (SIP), which seeks to bring together a highly trusted
community of influential minds from the public, private and people sectors; to seek opportunities to collaborate and embrace innovations that will define business, government and society – to build a more inclusive, sustainable and better world.
The GSIF 2008 attracted over 50 speakers and more than 300 delegates from 22 countries, which provided enlightening insights, thereby forging instant bonds and collaborations. This year, the theme is on “Collaborative Innovations: Investing in Team Earth & an Inclusive World”, with focus on collaborative innovations around the 3 ‘P’s – Profits, Planet and People, in ensuring a sustainable earth where the land, air, oceans and people can thrive within the global ecosystem. It will explore sound strategies in business, social, entrepreneurship and innovation in the green to gold movement, to create social, environmental and economic returns for stakeholders.
Urooj Malik, Director, Asia Development Bank, Chairman, Hineleban Foundation, Philippines, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Urooj Malik commands 25 years of experience in socioeconomic development in the Asia Pacific region. During the last 10 years, Mr. Malik has been in ADB’s management stream, first as Country Director for Cambodia, then as Director for Mekong Infrastructure, and finally as Director, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Southeast Asia. Mr. Malik is currently on special leave from ADB and working as Chairman, Hineleban Foundation for the sustainable development of Mindanao, Philippines. He has pioneered work in numerous regional programs, including the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) and Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). Mr. Malik served as co-chair of ADB-wide Environment Community of Practice, chair of CTI Task Force and co-chair of GMS working groups. He has written extensively on topical themes relating to sustainable development and spoken at numerous international forums. Mr. Malik holds graduate and post graduate degrees in Natural Resources Management (Wisconsin) and Mineral/Resource Economics (Arizona), respectively, and completed the Management Development Program (Cornell).
John Hardy, Founder, Green School, Indonesia and Canada, email@example.com
John Hardy is a Canadian who has been living in Bali for most of the last 30 years. Having built and sold the Jewellery business that bears his name, he turned his attention to the planet and its problems. He realised that living sustainably was critical for our collective future. John is a man who addresses problems from many different perspectives. In the past few years he has started the Green School in Bali to deliver a sustainable education for young people, launched the Meranggi foundation to encourage farmers to plant bamboo, created PT Bambu as a design hotbed & production facility for bamboo buildings and furniture and opened Bambu Indah, a hotel based on sustainability. Along the way, he built what is currently the world’s biggest bamboo building.
Why Attend GSIF 2009?
Jet Li, SIP Distinguished Fellow
“GSIF gives aspiring social entrepreneurs opportunities to learn and share on social enterprise and innovation with people from all sectors. It challenges everyone to create positive social change in their community. Only through a collective effort can we achieve the social impact required to create a better world for the current and future generations.”
Lim Chu Chong, Managing Director, DBS Enterprise Banking
“DBS has been a strategic partner of GSIF since 2007. We are encouraged to see significant progress in social entrepreneurship and feel privileged to be part of the SE eco-system to make a positive difference in society.”
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