On a sunny morning in the first week of April, a bright and lively conversation took place at the Crossings Cafe next to St. Peter’s Church. Through the network and connection of SymAsia (philanthropic foundation of Credit Suisse in Asia), Mr. Willie Cheng shared his years of invaluable experiences with relations to the sustainable and innovative development of philanthropies and social enterprises. We benefitted greatly from the amalgamation of ideas and our value-adding interaction. We have also exchanged our visions and future prospects of both our parties with SymAsia in terms of philanthropic collaborations. Li Foundation looks forward to influence positive social changes by supporting more social enterprises.
Crossings Café is a Catholic social enterprise that practises equal opportunity employment by offering jobs to special needs individuals. All profits are channeled to charitable and social causes.
Willie Cheng is a former Singapore managing partner of Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services firm. Since his retirement, he has stayed involved with the business community through his directorships of listed and private boards. However, he spends the greater part of his time working with nonprofit organisations. He writes extensively on corporate governance and nonprofit issues.
The book showcases how the participants challenged their limits and conquered the World Marathon Challenge and North Pole Marathon to inspire people to challenge their own limits and pursue their dreams boldly.
The book tells the stories behind the event which saw the largest number of people in history running 1045km round Taiwan in 19 days.