SBM Team Wins Young CSR Leaders Award
School of Business Management
A team of SBM final year students pursued their passions to become future social champions and clinched the Special Recognition Award at the CDL-Global Compact Young Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leaders Award Competition 2017. The students, David Wang and Malcolm Teo (Banking & Finance); Darren Goh (Business Management) and Isabel Lim (Accountancy & Finance) produced a CSR strategy proposal for Ernst & Young (EY) that shattered all boundaries that we would associate traditionally as CSR. The competition attracted 132 teams this year, mostly from universities. Our students did NYP proud by being the most outstanding Poly/Pre U team and the first NYP team to clinch an award at this prestigious competition. They received their award and a $1,000 cash prize from Minister Chan Chun Sing on 29 Aug at the Global Compact Network CSR Summit 2017 held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
After winning their preliminary round and completing a 5-day industrial attachment, the team proposed three game-changing CSR initiatives for EY for the Finals – Smarter Corporate Volunteering for Busy Professionals, Gamified Youth Mentoring and a Sustainability 3.0 SME workshop. Their innovative proposal won the judges over and impressed many industry players so much so that several have expressed interest to work with our students to move their ideas beyond the conceptual and prototype stage.
The Young CSR Leaders Award is a case-based national youth CSR competition organised by the Global Compact Network Singapore, the local arm of the UN Global Compact network. Launched in 2011, the Award seeks to cultivate a new generation of young leaders to champion a sustainable future for Singapore and beyond.