KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

Stewardship Asia Knowledge Centre provides explanations of core stewardship tenets and explore stewardship practices through research, through collaboration with leading thinkers across Asia. SAC also releases articles in partnership with the press and special briefs on ongoing projects.


Stewardship Principles for Family Businesses

Fostering Success, Significance and Sustainability

The ‘Stewardship Principles for Family Businesses’ is a guide intended to help family businesses across (and beyond) Asia, to focus on stewardship.  These broad principles aim to articulate the mindset and attitudes, as well as the behaviours and practices that would foster the success, significance and sustainability for family businesses (FBs).


February 2018

The 7 Traits of Enduring Family Businesses

Key Factors for Effective Steward Leadership in Business

A survey of 200 successful and enduring family businesses reveals the seven leadership and organisational traits that could serve as a model for stewardship. The insights help pave the way for future stewardship research and inform on the traits that have enabled businesses to achieve long-term wealth creation.


November 2017

Businesses Taking a Lead to Make the World Better

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 76 November/December 2017, Page 32

This report summarises the highlights of the conversation and the insights that were surfaced during the third Stewardship Asia Rountable that was held on 6 June in Singapore.


June 2017

The Mindful Steward

Published in Millionaire Asia, June 2017

Love, compassion, kindness, and equanimity: while these are principles often found in philosophy and religion, they are not common buzzwords in the world of business. However, according to Dr Harald Link, Chairman and CEO of Thai-based billion dollar conglomerate B. Grimm, these are some of the core tenants to corporate success.


May 2017

Bridging Generations

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 73 May/June 2017, Page 46 - 47

Insights into family business succession.


March 2017

Stewardship and the Accounting Profession

Published in ISCA Journal, March 2017 Issue

As Singapore’s national accountancy body, it is natural and important for ISCA to play a role in the SSP Steering Committee. Accounting is, after all, the lingua franca of business and accountants and auditors are charged with the responsibility of providing the trustworthy financial information that is used to make critical resource-allocation decisions.


December 2016

Perspectives from the Top: Steward Leadership

Published in SMU's Catalyst Asia issue 04, Page 50

If a business is to be a force for good, then its leadership must pave the way for people in the organisation to do good. Steward leaders do this by building trust – they engage employees through a consistent and long-term approach, and encourage mutually beneficial interactions with other stakeholders.


November 2016

Corporate Stewardship - Ensuring Sustainability for the Future

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 70 Nov/Dec 2016, Page 20

Stewardship is defined as taking care of that which has been entrusted over the long term, so that it can be passed on in better shape. To achieve this aim, individuals and organisations alike need to build on upon three key foundations: values, people, and leadership.


October 2016

Steward Leadership: Perspectives from Vietnam

In partnership with the Business School of the National Economics University of Vietnam

The concept of stewardship has been present in many Asian cultures for a long time, but is difficult to discuss as no direct definition exists in most Asian languages. In Vietnamese business culture, the analogue for good stewardship is good leadership, and business leaders are considered extremely important in guiding an organisation’s direction.


August 2016

Stewardship for Retail Shareholders

Published in Millionaireasia (Issue 42 | Volume 12 | 2016)

Mr Ong Boon Hwee, CEO of SAC, shares the importance of ownership responsibility and the need for positive engagement.


May 2016

Stewardship: Key to Effective Leadership

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 67 May/Jun 2016, Page 38

How can a business thrive and sustain growth while enhancing the wealth of its stakeholders and the well-being of the societies in which it operates? Mr Ong Boon Hwee, CEO of SAC, gives his advice on how steward leaders can sustain long-term success in organisations.


April 2016

Board's Role Inextricable from Good Stewardship

Published in Business Times

What is the role of a company’s board? Why does a company need to have a board? From a purely legalistic perspective, the answer seems obvious: Since 2012, Singapore’s Code of Corporate Governance has stated that the board of a publicly listed company should bear responsibility for the company’s long-term success.



March 2016

Stewardship: Fostering the Long-Term Success of a Company

Published in Human Resources Director Magazine

The long-term success of a business rests upon the exercise of good stewardship by its stakeholders. This article was first published in HRD Singapore on March 30 2016. Reproduced with permission.


March 2016

Stewardship: An inclusive approach for the long term

Published in The Edge Singapore

Good stewardship is fundementally inclusive concept, well within the grasp of any stakeholders who wish to practice it. This article was first published in The Edge on March 21 2016. Reproduced with permission. 


2016

Four Perspectives of Stewardship

Developed by Stewardship Asia Centre

This paper presents perspectives of stewardship that were raised by four stakeholder groups.


2016

尽责治理的四个观点

亚洲尽责治理研究院编制

本文介绍由其中四个群体(董事会、包括管理层在内的员工、投资者和监管机构)所提出的某些观点。


 2015

Introducing Stewardship

Jointly Developed by Stewardship Asia Centre and IMD and principally authored by: Didier Cossin, IMD and Stewardship Asia Centre, Sophie Coughlan, IMD & Ong Boon Hwee, Stewardship Asia Centre

How can a business thrive and sustain growth while enhancing the wealth of its stakeholders and the well-being of the societies in which it operates?


 2015

尽责治理

由亚洲尽责治理研究院和瑞士洛桑管理发展学院共同开发,主要撰稿人为: 迪迭 .考桑 (亚洲尽责治理研究院与瑞士洛桑管理发展学院) 丶 Sophie Coughlan (瑞士洛桑管理发展学院)和王文辉 (亚洲尽责治理研究院)

企业如何才能茁壮成长并保持发展势头,同时为利益相关者创造更多利益,并从长远上造福其运 营业务所在的社会?


May 2015

Time to view corporate governance, stewardship as partners in responsible wealth creation

Published in Business Times

This article was first published in The Business Times on May 22 2015. Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.


March 2015

Boards and owners need to be stewards

Published in Business Times

This article was first published in The Business Times on May 17 2015. Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.


April 2015

Corporate Stewardship – making the leap from theory to practice

Published in Business Times

This article was first published in The Business Times on May 16 2015. Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.