Towards an Inclusive Asia
Business as a force for good to positively impact communities and solve Asia’s social challenges
Championing Social Entrepreneurship
DBS launched the DBS Foundation in February 2014. The Foundation focuses on building a more inclusive Asia by supporting social enterprises - self-sustaining businesses that creatively address social needs. In Hong Kong, we launched DBS Social Enterprise Advancement Grant in 2013. After three consecutive years of grant support, the inaugural DBS Social Innovators programme was launched in 2016 to engage and connect social innovators from different sectors to drive social innovation.
People of Purpose
People of Purpose (PoP) is a staff volunteer movement organised by DBS that promotes our values, engages our employees, and leverages on our staff’s time and expertise - all while making meaningful contributions to the communities in which we live and work. In Hong Kong, we are partnering with MicroForests and WebOrganic, both are local social enterprises, respectively to tackle dementia and digital divide via horticulture therapy and coding.