28 December 2019 – Storytelling the Impact of your CSR programmes


Location: Lifelong Learning Institute

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to communicate your company’s CSR story and showcase your Impact effectively.
About this Event
Increasingly, companies want to become socially responsible. Many develop corporate social responsibility programmes to create social impact for the communities as well as increase employee engagement and volunteer participation. To showcase the good work they are doing, companies need to illustrate and communicate their CSR Impact Story, the value of their unique corporate citizenship efforts, to the various internal and external stakeholders including management, employees and the community. This will help define the importance of their CSR activities and ensure continuous support.

The workshop will look at various ways international and local companies are storytelling their impact and introduce basic concepts on the building blocks for an outcome framework that will enable companies to tell that story.

Learning Outcomes:

● Learn the diverse ways that companies around the world engage in social causes to be socially responsible (eg setting up corporate foundation, conducting philanthropy, employees volunteering)

● Learn the different motivations of internal and external stakeholders

● Understand the considerations needed when developing the social responsibility programmes

● Understand the qualitative and quantitative ways that companies can measure outcomes/impact of their CSR programmes for the companies and the communities they work with

● Be introduced to some existing international frameworks that companies use for reporting impact

● Learn the different ways companies around the world communicate and storytell their CSR programmes to transmit corporate values, showcase their impact as well as connect with their clients and employees

Who should attend:

CSR professionals/managers. We encourage participants to share your CSR story and challenges in storytelling their work so that participants can learn and help one another.

Instructors’ Profile

1) Dr Thye Yoke Pean is a senior associate of Soristic. She is also a social entrepreneur who co-founded WISE – WASH in Southeast Asia, a regional non-profit organisation active in Indonesia, Cambodia and Singapore focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene, and is actively involved with Engineering Good, a local charity focusing on assistive technologies for persons with disabilities. For her PhD dissertation with the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, she worked on a Gates Foundation-funded project to understand barriers to product innovation in the post-disaster emergency sanitation sector, for which she graduated cum laude. Yoke Pean commitment to social impact and innovation has been recognised at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit Innovation Slam (5th place, 2018), British Council Alumni Awards (Regional Finalist for Social Impact, 2017/18), and UNLEASH Innovation Lab (Bronze, Water Theme, 2017). She has consulted on projects commissioned by international funders and conducted several evaluations across Southeast Asia, and has designed and delivered training to a wide range of audiences on topics related to project design, research, design thinking, and making. Yoke Pean completed her Master of Engineering (first class) at Imperial College and has published in more than 20 international journals and conferences.

2) Pauline Tan is the founder of Soristic and a social sector researcher. She has conducted evaluation for organisations (e.g. Civil Service College, Helpage Asia, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Community Foundation of Singapore) in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. She has developed Social Value/Outcome Frameworks for funders to measure the social values/outcomes of their grantees. She has also assisted a number of companies to report their social impact. She is trained in impact evaluation by Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results, a unit of World Bank. She has also conducted and published research in areas such as philanthropy, social enterprises, employability, poverty and early childhood development.

Workshop Details

Date: 28 November 2019, 2pm to 5pm


$280 for Early Bird Ticket before 31 October 2019

$350 for General Admission Ticket after 31 October 2019

(payable via Paynow or Cheque) [registration is now closed]