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Launch of Ben & Jerry's Join Our Cores


Thu Aug 28 2014, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Ben & Jerry's, 8 Dempsey Rd #0112, Dempsey Hill, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: jsanchez

Ben & Jerry’s will be debuting its business competition for social enterprises, Join Our Core, in Singapore for the first time on 1 September 2014. Getting back to their core of a values-led business, Ben & Jerry’s is on the hunt for 11 young social entrepreneurs across Europe and Asia who are creating cool new sustainable business models that make a difference to communities. Winners get to scoop a €10,000 cash prize, business mentoring from Ashoka, study trip to Ben & Jerry’s HQ in Vermont, USA and marketing support from Ben & Jerry’s Singapore.

The competition launch will be held in conjunction with Ben & Jerry’s first Sundae School session, specially organised for interested participants to get the inside scoop from social innovation heroes as they share how making dough comes hand-in-hand with changing our world.

The following panelists will speak at Ben & Jerry’s first Sundae School session, Myth or Reality: Making Dough & Making Change:
- Tay Lai Hock, Founder of Ground Up Initiative aims to build a 5Gs society - Gracious, Green, Giving, Grounded and Grateful - the core of GUI's 21st Century Kampung Culture, and creates beautiful connections between people and the Earth.

- Elim Chew, Founder and President at 77th Street, award winning entrepreneur who is an advocate of social entrepreneurship in Singapore, holding over 20 positions in public service, youth and community organisations.

- Pamela Chng, Founder of Bettr Barista Coffee Academy seeks to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and youth-at-risk through holistic barista, emotional and physical skills training.

- En Lee, Co-Head, Asia Pacific at LGT Venture Philanthropy, a global impact investor supporting organisations with outstanding social and environmental impact.

- Moderated by Ilaria Ida, Ben & Jerry’s Global Social Mission Manager responsible for sharing peace, love and fairtrade ice cream through activist campaigns and cutting edge social programmes – while eating ice cream!