Partnering against poverty
Our Academic Director Prof Ann Florini gives us some insights into her research - focused on how partnerships between these three sectors of society – known as tri-sector collaborations or public-private partnerships – can be carried out effectively to alleviate poverty. Click here to view the article.
"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.
DEVELOPING & MANAGING SUSTAINABILITY
We are pleased to share this 21 June article from CSR Asia that provides a review of the critical competencies of sustainability leaders and the role of academic institutions - In particular, SMU and the Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration Programme; in developing sustainability talent in Singapore.
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.
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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 03 Jul 2017 .