At London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), we do more than just have a positive impact on our students’ careers – we also strive to have the same impact on the world around us. Our team is united in its belief that we must encourage social responsibility in everything we do. This means we consistently find ways to help our employees and students to support others.
At LSBF in Singapore, we have contributed to the community by engaging in projects as follows:
Fund raising for The Singapore Cancer Society
LSBF in Singapore launched our community involvement project with Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) in October 2011. As part of our project, we have installed candy vending machines at our premises and will donate all profits from the sales to SCS. These candy vending machines are located at the student lounges of Springleaf Tower, 3 Anson Road, #06-01 and GB Building, 143 Cecil Street, #23-00 and #24-00.
LSBF has selected Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer to be its charity beneficiary.
The programmes and services provided by SCS, includes providing cancer treatment subsidies and financial aid to needy cancer patients, cancer screening services, home palliative care services and public education programmes.
As cancer kills one person in four, their cause is both admirable and challenging as it solely depends on the public contributions and support to help improve the lives of cancer patients and youth and children from cancer-affected families.
LSBF is proud to be one of its many supporters of SCS.
Established in 1964, the Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funding voluntary health organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer through public education, screening, patient services, financial assistance, research and advocacy. For the past 47 years, Singapore Cancer Society has helped countless needy patients and pushed the cancer cause in Singapore through its many programmes and services.
Collection drive with the Salvation Army
Students and staff were encouraged to donate in-kind or any used items in favourable conditions. Items like accessories, apparels, bags, books, dvds, electronic products, stationaries and toys are collected by Red Shield Industries, the social enterprise arm of The Salvation Army. LSBF believes that the donations will bring warmth to those in need and trust the Salvation Army will be putting them to good use.
The Salvation Army is a non-profit organisation that believes in doing the most good. Every year, especially during the festive seasons, the Salvation Army is seen all over Singapore collecting donations for the needy. LSBF in Singapore has committed to be part of the collection drive and to encourage contributions from our students and staff annually.
The Salvation Army in Singapore was established since 1935. The believes of The Salvation Army includes providing more than just practical aid for those in need. The Salvation Army worked with organizations such as the Rotary Club and the Singapore After Care Association in relief and rehabilitation work. The Salvation Army also provided a women home for victimized women, the destitute, lost, penniless and those forced into prostitution. A school was set up to teach English and skills like tailoring.
Sustainable development for Singapore means growing our city state in a way that:
Is efficient: we develop with fewer resources and less waste Is clean: we develop without polluting our environment Is green: we develop while preserving greenery, waterways and our natural heritage.
This way, we ensure that Singapore can enjoy both economic growth and a good living environment for ourselves, and for future generations. LSBF commits to protecting our environment, building sustainable business practice and promoting wellness for all staff thus adopting a triple bottom line approach towards sustainability.
Our objective for environment management and protection will be:
- To manage use of resources and wastes.
- To identify control measures to sustain good environmental practices.
- To educate and train staff to identify with green initiatives and related programmes in support of saving the environment.
LSBF has received the Eco Office certification by the Singapore Environment Council for our environmental commitment, based on parameters revolving around our policies, consumption, waste management and recycling practices. LSBF endeavours to be an Eco Leader in the private education sector and engage in a continuous effort to be a recipient of the School Green Award.
Established in 1995, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit and non-government organisation (NGO). SEC continuously engages all sectors of the community by formulating and executing a range of holistic programmes, such as the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards, Asian Environmental Journalism Awards, School Green Awards, Green Champions, Singapore Green Labelling Scheme, Project: Eco-Office, Project: Eco-Shop and Project: F&B. For more information, refer to the SEC Website.
Project: Eco-Office is a collaboration between the SEC and City Developments Limited (CDL). It assists offices in Singapore implement effective environmentally-friendly practices by increasing awareness amongst staff, and by making available a range of knowledge-based and practical resources. Offices that achieve a satisfactory rating are certified with an Eco-Office Label. The benefits of the Eco-Office Label certification include access to socially and environmentally responsible corporate networks, and an ability to promote the office's environmental credentials. For more information, refer to www.sec.org.sg/ecooffice.
The School Green Awards is a simple environmental programme for all schools in Singapore introduced by SEC. Students work together in teams to review their school and submit results together with a report on their environmental efforts. With a holistic approach to encourage continuous improvement, this programme addresses issues such as waste minimisation, resource conservation and greening of the school grounds. It encourages schools to take on greater ownership in their environmental activities and management.