This year’s Talking Philanthropy will be held over multiple locations on 14th May 2021.

The forum will be a multi-regional, hybrid, virtual event, co-hosted jointly by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, as well as hosting online participants across the world.

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Co-Host and Partner:
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore

Asia-Pacific – Supporting a PhilanthropIC Ecosystem

Specifically focussing on Health, Environment and Education, we will look at wealth distribution and the dramatic growth of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) in the Asia/Pacific region, the roles of development organisations, NGOs, governments, philanthropists, and the charity sector in nurturing the philanthropic ecosystem.

For more about this year’s theme, click here.

Our Partners

Each of our partners for Talking Philanthropy 2021 has a unique perspective and approach to philanthropy and contribute a diverse range of knowledge and experience.

Thank you to our event sponsors,
Decision Science Agency and Mr. Daniel Teo.

“Building a new narrative for Asian philanthropy”

At Talking Philanthropy 2021, world-leaders in philanthropy will gather to examine how to generate bespoke initiatives, undertake further research and develop models to foster and maximise the philanthropic potential of Asia-Pacific, that accommodate for the diversity of societies and cultures in the region.

Discover more about Talking Philanthropy here.

For downloadable Press Release in Chinese, click here.


At Talking Philanthropy, we have convened some of the most brilliant philanthropic thinkers and doers in the world, to share, provoke and explore possibilities.

Keynote Speaker

Ban Ki-moon
The 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, and
Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future


Expert Speakers

Learn more about the speakers

View the 2021 programme

Philanthropy Award 2021

This year we are accepting nominations in two categories:

Lifetime Contribution to Philanthropy Award – Nomination form here
Outstanding Young Leader in Philanthropy Award – Nomination form here

NOW accepting nominations. Nominations will close on 23rd April 2021 – Nomination guide here

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Previous winners have included Geoff Holt MBE (Winner 2017)
Yann Borgstedt and Dame Stephanie Shirley CH (Joint Winners 2018)

Winners to be announced at Talking Philanthropy 2021

Talking Philanthropy

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