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What We Stand For

The DBS Foundation is committed to uplifting lives and livelihoods by igniting change in businesses and communities.

Since 2014, the DBS Foundation has been championing social enterprises in Asia, businesses that are for profit, and impact. The Business for Impact chapter now catalyses the growth of innovative, purpose-driven businesses, including SMEs, designed to address pressing issues facing our planet and society.

In 2022, the DBS Foundation raised the bar with the formation of a new Community Impact chapter, to equip the underserved with digital and financial literacy skills to face the future with confidence, and enable communities to be more food secure and resilient.

Our vision is to spark collective action, together with our partners and DBS People of Purpose, to help build a better world for generations today and tomorrow.

Our Progress to Date

Awards and Recognition

Euromoney Awards for Excellence
Global Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility, 2023

Steward Leadership 25, 2022

Country Awards, Biggest Social Impact, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 22 (Hong Kong & Taiwan)

NVPC - Champions of Good, 2022, 2020, 2018

President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards -Organisations of Good (Large Enterprise), 2022

Indonesia CSR Awards, 2022

Shorty Impact Awards, 2021

PRCA SEA Awards – Purpose Award, 2021- SEA Awards 2021

President's Challenge Social Enterprise Awards - Social Enterprise Champion of the Year (Corporation), 2019

Singapore Creative CSR Awards - Social Enterprise – Education, 2015