HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 10 November 2020 – Generation T, a subsidiary of luxury media group Tatler and a platform for leaders of tomorrow, in partnership with Credit Suisse, announced the winners of the Gen.T x Credit Suisse Social Impact Awards 2019/2020 at a virtual conference, Gen.T Stream.
Awardees were selected from the Gen.T List for their constructive disruption and significant contributions to society in Asia. The Gen.T List, now on its fifth year, is an annual compendium of the 400 most promising young entrepreneurs who have had significant achievement in the last 18 months.
The selection criteria for the Social Impact Awards, now on its second year, are the extent of their social impact, sustainability and innovation. The judging panel, comprised of executives from Generation T and Credit Suisse, meticulously evaluated honourees in each of these three criteria.
Social impact–be it in financial inclusion, higher education, conservation finance or in the area of social enterprises.
Sustainability–making use of new sources of energy or clean technologies, developing solutions to reduce waste, or combating climate change and environmental degradation.
Innovation–disrupting traditional industries with ground-breaking solutions or marrying technology with social impact.
The winners of the Gen.T x Credit Suisse Social Impact Awards are:
Lucy Liu (China)
Long Tianwei (China)
Franco Lin (China)
Founder & CEO
Lawrence Chu (Hong Kong)
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Saxon Chen (Taiwan)
Founder; Vice Manager
Vinesh Sinha (Malaysia)
Founder & CEO
Pu Yiliu (China)
Jason Zhu (China)
Muhammad Iman Usman (Indonesia)
Manu Ignatius (Singapore)
Iru Wang (Taiwan)
Co-founder & COO
Max Ma (Taiwan)
Elisa Chiu (Taiwan)
Anchor Taiwan and Anchor Venture Partners
Fred Ngan (Hong Kong)
Co-founder & Co-CEO
Alvin Kwock (Hong Kong)
Co-founder & CEO
Liu Yan (China)
Jason Tu (Hong Kong/China)
Founder & CEO
Daniel Huang (China)
Founder & CEO
Arthur Lam (Hong Kong)
Co-founder & CEO
Elaine Sun (China)
Awardees are entitled to access Credit Suisse’s flagship platforms and networking events, such as the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, the Credit Suisse Private Innovation Circle, and relevant Young Investors Organization (YIO) activities; PR and marketing support through Generation T and Tatler’s platforms; and special privileges such as private roundtables with world-class speakers and experts.
The Social Impact Awards were held during Gen.T Stream, a virtual conference open to Gen.T and Credit Suisse’s VIPs and partners. The event was themed: “Creating Social Impact in a Post-Covid World” and featured Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales; data scientist and social researcher Christopher Wiley; and Head of Impact Advisory for Credit Suisse Dr. James Gifford, who talked about the role that technology, data and impact investing can play in creating a more equitable world.
“There has never been a time when we’ve been in greater need of disruptive people, ideas and businesses–to innovate, to create jobs and, most importantly, to give hope,” says Tamara Lamunière, Head of Generation T Asia.
“Honouring these young leaders who bring positive changes to our society is now more important than before,” says Francois Monnet, Head of Private Banking for North Asia and Chief Executive Hong Kong Branch, Credit Suisse. “Their endless dedication to drive constructive disruption to different sectors is remarkable, and we are delighted to play a part in recognising their accomplishments. At Credit Suisse, we believe in having and entrepreneurial mindset coupled with a culture of collaboration, and we hope that this platform we have created for like-minded individuals to come together to network and share ideas will continue to bring impactful change to society.”
About Generation T
Generation T is one of the initiatives in support of Tatler’s evolution. Since early 2020, Tatler, an Asian legacy brand since 1978, has been transforming from a traditional society magazine to a global media brand that focuses on power and influence in Asia with greater meaning and purpose, and on individuals from a greater cross-section of communities, industries and walks of life.
Other initiatives at Tatler has taken steps toward include greater involvement in social issues like equality and sustainability and areas like entrepreneurship and philanthropy through our new lists, magazine themes, online content, and events such as Front & Female, its platform for female empowerment and more recently, LGBTQ-themed content and activations. Tatler has also launched innovative products and experiences to support local businesses, such as Tatler House, reimagined events spaces, and United We Dine, a campaign to support the F&B industry. In tandem, it has also evolved in brand name, logo, content and design to be more modern & relevant; invested in significant hires; and is continually upgrading its digital infrastructure.
These initiatives are in support of Tatler’s mission promote and develop Asian identity, culture, society and business; to support local communities and individuals; and to play a key role in defining the future of the media industry.
About Tatler Asia Group
The Tatler Asia Group is the region’s leading luxury media company, producing some of the most iconic magazines, websites and experiences. Its flagship title, Tatler, established in 1978, now has editions in eight markets across Asia and is the most trusted brand to connect with influential consumers across the region. Tatler’s sub-brands include Tatler Dining, Tatler Homes, Generation T, Tatler House, Off Menu and more. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Tatler Asia Group operates in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. It is fully owned by Switzerland’s Edipresse Group and the Lamunière family.
For more information, visit https://tatlerasiagroup.com/