The future of… Finance and leaving nobody behind

The future of… Finance and leaving nobody behind (with Givfunds’ and Masref’s Edward Yee)

With Edward Yee of Givfunds, a non-profit which lends low-cost funds at scale to South Asian social enterprises, and Masref, a Swiss fintech which seeks to increase the accessibility of safe and secure saving accounts, we chat about his three big ideas on finance and leaving nobody behind. First, the removal of persistent biases; second, the reduction of servicing costs; and third, the incentives for impact in the financial sector.

Sustaining migrant worker advocacy and volunteer involvement in Singapore

Sustaining migrant worker advocacy and volunteer involvement in Singapore (with HealthServe executive director Michael Cheah)

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore, the living conditions and well-being of migrant workers have received increased attention. At the same time, and consequently too, during the country’s first circuit-breaker in 2020, there was an intense flurry of volunteerism and donations among concerned Singaporeans. However, since then, over the past two years, public attention on both migrant workers and voluntary contributions has waxed and waned. With Michael Cheah of Healthserve, we discuss these phenomena and explore future advocacy and strategies.