Fired Up To Ignite Capital Markets for Social Good

Impact Forum is bringing the individuals and experts from all around the globe to Singapore 25/26 June to discuss impact investing and social entrepreneurship – ideas that are at the forefront of social change. It’s dedicated to the evolution of sustainable development in Asia. And have you ever wondered how we can re-think our global approach to the plastics that engulf our lives? On 21 June a social innovation future-focused forum, entitled ‘Plasticity Rio ’12′ will be taking place alongside the UN Rio +20 Earth Summit. Read more

News about Impact Forum:

Welcome to Impact Forum, 2012, which will be held in Singapore on the 25th and 26th of June 2012.  The theme of this year’s event is “Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good™”.

Impact Forum 2012, June 25th and 26th: Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good

“The Impact Forum will shine a light on the exciting growth of social enterprises and impact investment in Asia, and increase understanding of how innovative trading platforms can provide capital for social enterprises to substantially scale up their activities.”

- Bart W. Édes

Director for Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development

Asian Development Bank


Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Investment Shujog (Shujog) will be hosting the first Impact Forum in Singapore, on June 25-26, 2012.  This Forum will be a historic gathering of some of the world’s foremost experts speaking on the role capital markets play in shaping sustainable growth across Asia Pacific.



  • Exclusive invitation-only forum showcasing Asia-Pacific’s most up and coming innovators and innovations in the Social Enterprise and Impact Investment space
  • Global gathering highlighting the latest trends and momentum for Impact Investment
  • Platform connecting global Impact Investors, Ecosystem Partners with promising Social Enterprises
  • Showcasing innovations, inspirations, community and progress that are creating a shift in how capital markets create social good



Executives & C-Level Executives from the public, private, social enterprise, impact investing space are expected to attend.



Date          : 25-26th June 2012, Monday and Tuesday

Time         : 09:00 – 18:00

Venue      :  Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore

Audience:  Up to 300+ attendees



Impact Forum’s highlight will be the simultaneous conversations happening over the course of two days to turn talk into action.  Some of the industry’s foremost experts and next wave of innovators will be tackling Asia’s most persistent social and environmental issues:

  • “Philanthropy to Impact Investing”The Transition from Traditional Giving to Mission-Driven Investments
  • “Measuring Success”How to Know When A Real Impact is Made
  • “The State of Social Enterprises in Asia”The Distinctive Make-up of Social Enterprises in Asia


We cordially invite you to see history in the making, where groundbreaking studies are unveiled and valuable discussions by leading thought leaders are sparked.  This event will also coincide with the launch of the world’s first social stock exchange by IIX.

For further information, please contact the following:

Gyneth Tan Marketing and Communications Director Telephone+65 6221 7051 or Beng-Ai Yap


Sangeeta Haindl for Social Enterprise (1 May 2012):

Social Innovation Forum – ‘Plasticity Rio ’12′

Have you ever wondered how we can re-think our global approach to the plastics that engulf our lives? Well, on 21 June 2012, a social innovation future-focused forum on plastics, entitled ‘Plasticity Rio ’12′ will be taking place alongside the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 Earth Summit.

It will concentrate on the opportunities that will make a difference in the way that plastic is designed, used and reused. The forum is supported by leading innovators from Google, Clinton Foundation, Business for the Environment (B4E), Hub Culture, Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), Taiwan’s Plastic Industry Development Centre (PIDC), MBA Polymners and VISY.

Doug Woodring, founder of Plasticity and the Ocean Recovery Alliance says, “Plastic is one of the materials that links almost all our companies and industries to the ocean and our environment. By focusing on the newest technologies and innovations in design, packaging, materials, recovery, recycling and re-use, we will be able to showcase where leaders are going in this space and how greatimprovements can be made in reduced environmental impact.”

Plasticity Rio ’12 is a global social innovation collaboration which includes Ocean Recovery Alliance (Hong Kong), Republic of Everyone (Australia), Applied Brilliance (America) and Metodo (Brazil).

To help engage global communities to think about the future of plastic prior to the event in June, the forum has recently launched an international social innovation initiative called ‘Capturing Gold’, which focuses on the opportunities that can come from PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles.

‘Capturing Gold’ seeks to find new ideas for collecting large volumes of PET plastic bottles and the most creative and valuable ways to use them. Matt Perry, Founding Partner of Republic of Everyone says, “Capturing Gold will seek out the smartest, brightest thinking on the future of sustainable use and re-use of plastic. We are looking for ideas that range from the simple and obvious – ‘Why isn’t every company doing this already?’ – to the wildly insane – ‘you must be kidding, right?’ types of ideas.”

‘Capturing Gold’ will draw on Tinkby, an online collaboration platform designed to help large groups of people think together. The system invites users to generate ideas, build on the ideas of others and vote for the concepts most likely to have a social innovation impact in the real world. The winning ideas will be judged by an international jury and announced at the Plasticity Rio ’12 forum. A ‘Capturing Gold’ workshop is also scheduled, which will be broadcast and shared via YouTube and other social media platforms. Sharing the workshop means leaders, thinkers and ‘doers’ within their communities can take advantage of the opportunities that result from this collaborative process.

Plasticity Rio ’12 will bring together 300 leading plastics decision-makers to show the world what social innovations, technologies and solutions we can expect in the future of plastics, a commodity that is so part of our lives that we are not even aware where our relationship with plastic begins and ends.

Sangeeta Haindl is a staff writer for Justmeans on Social Enterprise. When I am not writing for Justmeans, I wear my other hat as a PR professional. Over the years I have worked with high-profile organisations within the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors; and won awards from my industry. I now run my own UK consultancy, Serendipity PR & Media; I am a firm believer in the power of serendipity…


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