Climate Crisis: Is the Greta Effect enough?

Within a span of a year, Greta Thunberg’s weekly lone ranger act of skipping school to stage a climate strike outside the Swedish parliament has spread globally into what is known as the Fridays for Future movement. Despite being at the tender age of 16 and diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, Greta’s display of her commitment […]

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What does curbing a culture of convenient consumption mean for Muslim societies?

Reflecting on global efforts to lead more environmentally sustainable lifestyles, our co-founder, Sofiah Jamil, presents her two cents on what these developments mean for Muslim societies. Are Muslim consumers making better (ethical and environmentally sustainable) choices? Are Muslim business owners willing to provide these better choices to their clientele? Are the businesses that we are […]

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Digital Vulnerabilities amidst Digital Opportunities: Cybersecurity in ASEAN

While there are massive economic opportunities from promoting digital integration in ASEAN, the disparity amongst ASEAN member states’ cybersecurity preparedness capabilities are sources of potential weakness to cyber crimes. This edition of Birds-Eye-View highlights what the recent wave of cyber attacks and data breaches in Southeast Asia means for organisations and the increasingly online populations […]

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Talent and Development

by Dilip Kumar It has been said: “Knowledge is expensive but ignorance is even more expensive; human possibilities to learn are unlimited”. This should rank as a very useful guide to organisations as they set about the task of developing talent. It recognises that people are the strongest resource (and therefore must be nurtured) –  and […]

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Campaign: ‘Grateful’ Surprise

Co-founder of Hornbills Concepts and Communications, Luenne, recently completed a project with two other ladies (Khalijah and Eleanor), that involved surprising the former President of Singapore, Mr S.R. Nathan.  The project had two parts: a book and a video. The book was made up of a collection of anecdotes about him as a boss, as […]

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Why Is Marketing Important For A SME When Going Regional?

By Luenne Angela Choa (HBCC) and Will Lee (TMG) This op-ed was first appeared in the Business Times 24 May 2016. There are many opportunities for SMEs to expand outwardly in the Asia Pacific region and across the world.  According to official data, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute heavily to the GDPs of our […]

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Reporting and Reputation: Don’t Be Too Quick To Judge

On January 3rd this year, the Straits Times ran a story on GIC’s (formerly known as the Government of Singapore’s Investment Corporation) efforts to “boost youth volunteerism via a $2m scheme offering students $3,000-$5,000 for 25 hours of community work”. The Online Citizen (TOC) was quick to pick up on netizens’ responses to the scheme […]

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Transforming the SME

In an interview in The Business Times, 21 December 2015, SBF Chief Ho Meng Kit said that companies in Singapore are “not so well prepared” to take advantage of Singapore’s changing economic landscape because they are not ready to roll out more innovative products and services. He said that in order for companies to transform, […]

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Hornbills and Singapore International Foundation (SIF) organise “Technology for Social Change”

Singapore, 27 November 2015 – Hornbills worked with the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) to conceptualised and executed the panel discussion “Technology for Social Change” as part of the SIF’s Singapore Insights Series. The panel was moderated by Channel NewsAsia’s host and Senior Editor Augustine Anthuvan with the following discussants: Ms Jacqueline Poh (Deputy Chairman, IDA), […]

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