Does compassion make business sense? by Ildiko Modla-Szalai

September 15, 8:30am - 10:00am +07. Hosted at BU Gallery

part of a series on Compassion


About the speaker

What would you say if someone asked you whether being compassionate helps you in your business? At the Creative Morning event, we will explore how compassion leads to problem-solving, new ideas and new social businesses.

Speaker Bio

Ildiko has an extensive background in public policy with special focus on innovation. Ildiko worked for governmental organizations in bilateral and national context and has been involved in the work of non-profit organizations in Europe and Asia. Having become an expatriate spouse, she pursued her interest in the non-profit sector starting with a position at the W. J. Clinton Foundation in Hong Kong. This position was the beginning of a journey which gradually leads to the foundation of NEEDeed. Ildiko established NEEDeed in Thailand and then in Singapore to strategically support local social purpose organizations to build their organizational capacities while providing meaningful professional development opportunities for her fellow expatriates. NEEDeed now works with corporations, local and international development agencies to build capacities of local actors.

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