TRI-SECTOR PUBLICATION 2018
We are pleased to share that the 2018 edition of our annual Tri-Sector Publication was launched last week at Tri-Sector Forum 2018. This year's edition of the Tri-Sector Publication is centred on the theme 'Partnership-driven Innovation' and showcases essays from the 3rd cohort of Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration focused on how partnerships in areas such as green building technologies, disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts, and in improving nutrition can bring value for a sustainable future. The publication also pays tribute to two of our benefactors - The Ayala Foundation Inc. and The Ngee Ann Kongsi - whose kind scholarships have enabled our students to take their learnings from the classroom to bring about impact to society at large. A PDF soft copy of the 2018 edition of the Tri-Sector Publication can be downloaded here.
ANNOUNCEMENT - MASTER OF TRI-SECTOR COLLABORATION
The Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration was started in 2014 as a pathway to professionalise the development and practice of cross-sector collaborations. Since then, and through 5 cohorts of students, we have built a foundation for next-generation leaders and partner organisations to innovatively co-create a more sustainable and inclusive future.
However, with significant developments within the sphere of tri-sector collaboration and sustainability, the School of Social Sciences feels that it is time to re-evaluate this pathway and thus, has taken the decision not to admit any students for the upcoming August/September 2018 intake. Candidates may wish to consider other SMU Postgraduate Professional Programmes.
We thank everyone for their interest and support for the programme.
"STRATEgY in ambiguity: Shell's experience with scenario planning" - a talk by mr Jeremy bentham
On 14th of June 2017, SMU's Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration programme had the privilege of hosting Mr Jeremy Bentham, Head of Shell Scenarios and Vice President of Global Business Environment, Royal Dutch Shell. Mr Bentham delivered a private talk titled "Strategy in Ambiguity: Shell’s Experience with Scenario Planning”.
He shared how Shell has used scenario planning for over 45 years to help deepen its strategic thinking - and how plausible visions of the future have helped generations of Shell leaders explore ways forward and make better decisions. Mr Bentham emphasized that Shell Scenarios ask “what if” questions to "encourage decision-makers to expand their mindsets". The scenarios also help governments, academia and business converge and align in understanding possibilities and uncertainties ahead. A PDF of Mr Bentham's presentation can be found here.
TRI-SECTOR FORUM 2017 ON 18 MAY 2017
The forum showcased how innovative cross-sector partnerships can address emerging "Glo-cal" challenges - those that individual nations face, but are also shared across the globe. Equally vital as the sustainablity of organisations and societies as regards to their oprating and financial models, is the sustainability of our shared human, social and environmental capital. Our keynote speaker Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International Ltd, pointed out that sustainable development sensibilities can be balanced with clear business advantages, bigger purposes and value creation for society. The panel discussion that followed also covered issues of inclusiveness and equity, which are core to the sustainability of societies. Pictures from the forum may be found on our Facebook page. A PDF of the Tri-Sector Publication (2017 Edition) can be downloaded here.
IN THE NEWS - 2017
Further reading on the impact of Green Finance and other highlights from the panel discussion can also be found in this article.
About the MTSC
The Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration (MTSC) provides rigorous interdisciplinary training in effective problem solving for the 21st century complex environment. It is applicable to business, government, and civil society organisations, and to the interactions among them.
Last updated on 02 May 2018 .