30 September 2020 – Social Finance Workshop


Location: Online

Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us as we learn the different ways to finance your enterprise.
About this Event
This complimentary workshop is sponsored by British Council and is exclusively for impact enterprises who have answered the survey on impact enterprises or for those who are undergoing TBN Asia’s SETH programme.

Find out ways to finance your enterprise (2.5 hours) – conducted by Soristic Impact Collective and speakers from impact investment sector (100 slots available, first come first serve basis)

Learn about the various types of social finance instruments (eg. grant, debt, equity, hybrid) and the different types of social financiers (eg. DFIs, impact investment fund managers, family offices, foundations, banks)
Hear from the funders on what are the deciding factors for making an investment
Our speakers:

Tristan Ace, Global Lead, Partnerships and Development, Social Enterprise and Creative and Inclusive Economies, British Council

Tristan has more than 15 years’ experience working in more than 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and for the past 8 years in East and South Asia.

Tristan Leads the British Council’s work in social enterprise and impact investment in the Asia Pacific region and is responsible for the flagship policy and government engagement programme which provides support to develop social entrepreneurship policy and strategy in the region. Through this programme, he has developed a range of partnerships and policy initiatives with government and regional multinational organisations.

Ma Hui Hsing, Co-Founder of Blue7

Ma Hui Hsing is the co-founder Blue. She has a career in global healthcare investment, corporate finance and general management based primarily in Singapore, London and Munich. Her volunteer experience is in child welfare, education and livelihood in Southeast Asia. She is now dedicated to help businesses rebalance responsibilities to multi stakeholders and ESG excellence.

Mason Tan, Founder/CEO of Garden Impact Investments

Mason Tan is the Founder/CEO of Garden Impact Investments Pte Ltd. A Certified Public Accountant by training, Mason had worked in a Big 4 public accounting firm in the US, securities and money broking firm in Indonesia, Corporate Finance Manager cum Investor Relations for a NYSE listed company based in Singapore, CFO of an internet venture funded by VCs and an Indonesian fiber manufacturing plant. From 2004 to 2010, he became an owner/operator for a US F&B master franchise for Singapore and Malaysia and China.

Alex Tee, Impact Investor and TBN’s Resilience Program Lead

Alex Tee is a homeschooling father and an investor. He loves a living education that nourishes the mind and the heart. He is also passionate about quality enterprises that create value for others, serving the common good. Prior to becoming a home educator, Alex was the COO of Garden Impact Investments, a social impact fund and CEO of Bank of America Singapore Limited, a global investment bank.

Lee Han Shih, Founder and Head of Potato Productions group of companies

Lee Han Shih is the Founder and Head of Potato Productions group of companies. It is a group of a dozen companies involved in education, food security, investment, media, translation and data visualisation. It is also the founding partner of the Asia Pacific Centre for Refugee Studies at the University of Auckland, NZ, as well as a partner of the Centre of Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University. Previously, Han Shih was a teacher, a civil servant in a range of government roles and a journalist with Singapore Press Holdings. He was a Senior Correspondent with The Business Times newspaper for over 20 years.

About Soristic Impact Collective (www.soristic.asia)

Soristic enables businesses, nonprofits and communities to achieve higher impact through our core focus work in impact monitoring and evaluation and social sector research, capacity building and corporate social responsibility consultancy services.

About British Council (www.britishcouncil.org)

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

About raiSE (www.raise.sg)

The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE) is a sector developer and membership body for aspiring social entrepreneurs, existing social enterprises and other stakeholders that are interested in contributing to the development of the social enterprises in Singapore. raiSE seeds and nurtures new enterprises by providing advisory services, programmes, training and resources. We enable existing social enterprises to grow and become sustainable by providing financing options, capacity building expertise and business mentorship.