Environmental Social Governance Awards 2022

Environmental Social Governance Awards 2022

MBH Corporation plc (MBH), a diversified investment holding company, launches a competitive awards initiative to showcase exceptional Environmental Social Governance (ESG) efforts by small to medium-sized Singapore businesses, also Music businesses :).

ESG focuses on the protection of the environment, social justice and long-term economic prosperity, and while it has only recently begun to gain prominence in the business world, MBH recognises that many small to medium companies in Singapore have been incredibly active in ESG for some time. The ESG Excellence Awards initiative aims to bring greater acknowledgement to the companies who have truly excelled in this field by providing opportunities to highlight their work on a much wider scale.

The ESG Excellence Awards Singapore 2022 is an opportunity for small to mid-sized companies to showcase their efforts in the ESG field and vie for the chance to win a multi-faceted prize worth S$5000. Entry to the competition is free and open to any small to medium-sized businesses that have their primary business activities and primary office or facility based in Singapore.

Companies that want to compete only need to provide a written entry that gives a description of their business and why it is different, how their company relates to ESG, how they support social responsibility and what their vision is for the future of their company, from an ESG, investment and growth perspective.

Evaluating the entries will be a judging panel of renowned leaders from various fields in business, including best-selling author, TedX Speaker and founder of global-giving and social enterprise, B1G1, Masami Sato, and the Managing Director of Bank Julius Baer, Singapore, Dr Fong Cheng Hong.

The winners of the ESG Excellence Awards Singapore 2022 will walk away with a media investment prize worth S$5,000 in social and traditional media activation that will boost awareness around their business. This includes the production of a promotional video aimed at promoting their company and the important work they are doing in the area of ESG, a media release telling their ESG story that will be written by MBH and sent to a highly targeted media distribution list, and entrepreneur consultation with top leaders in MBH, including CEO of the MBH Corporation, Callum Laing. The winners will also be given the opportunity to be one of the judges in the next ESG Excellence Awards, set to take place in 2023.

Entries for the competition are currently open and will close by 25th April 2022. The judging panel will be evaluating the entries over a period of two weeks, from 25th April - 6th May 2022 and the winners will be announced on 9th May 2022.

Callum Laing, CEO of MBH Corporation plc, added: "Whether it is called ESG, CSR or Social Entrepreneurship, most small businesses – certainly the ones that MBH partners with – have been doing this in one form or another for decades. Now it's time for us to help shine a light on those in Singapore doing this so well."

MBH Corporation plc (M8H:GR) is a diversified investment holding company, listed on the Frankfurt and Dusseldorf Stock Exchanges and the OTCQX in New York (MBHCF). The company acquires small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable and looking to scale. By leveraging the Agglomeration strategy, MBH Corporation plc is able to create substantial shareholder value through the consistent and accretive acquisition of excellent companies.

The Fact BTS Photobook Special

The Fact BTS Photobook Special

Cap Korea Co., Ltd. announced that it will distribute the 2021 The Fact BTS Photo Book Special Edition exclusively to Indonesia through collaboration with iSyle.id, which has professional recognition and public confidence in selling Korean products in Indonesia.

An official from Cap Korea said, "In the past, we tried to proceed simultaneously with Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia, but in order to smoothly supply photo books at reasonable prices, we have collaborated with iStyle.id of The Salim Group, one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates."

Indonesia's sales schedule will be pre-orders online, department stores, and direct offline stores from February 1st (Tue), pre-orders will be ended on February 28th, local delivery will begin at the end of February, and sales will begin offline at department stores and direct stores in March.

"2021 The Fact BTS Photo Book Special Edition", the 2nd collection which will be released following a photobook containing special moments with the "2020 The Fact Music Awards", is filled with Music, Life, Youth and Success of BTS with the theme of "&", a linkage between you and me, the world and us, and today and tomorrow.

Those special photos were taken by artist Kim Je-won, a professional photographer of the artist agency VOTT, which make the photobook a must-have item with their beauty and rarity.

New 160-page photobook consists of printed portraits, photocards, and posters; it is the last chance to get the additional poster as pre-order privilege, which may run out of stock early.

CapKorea Co., Ltd.(cap-kor.com) is a company located in Gangseo-gu, Busan, Korea, and engaged in export and trading business, which holds exclusive rights to sell "2021 The Fact BTS Photobook Special Edition" in three Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia) in collaboration with iStyle.id (Indonesia), Qoo10(Singapore and Malaysia) online shopping mall that is well known in Southeast Asia.

Best Jazz Pubs

Best Jazz Pubs

The thumping sounds of clubs or the acoustic melodies of a busker in Singapore's nightlife would be incomplete without certain sounds associated clubs and revelry centres. If you are a jazz purist or simply enjoy the sweet sounds of sax and double bass floating through the air, these are the best places in town to catch live jazz performances. The first one is Maduro (in photo). This Dempsey Hill mansion is not haunted by a Bent-Neck Lady. It's plagued by something far more frightening for food and beverage operators: an undiscovered third-floor space. Room for More, Peter Ng's listening lounge and bar, is being replaced by Maduro, ilLido Group's listening lounge and bar, less than a year after it opened. The 64-year-old is a first-time food and beverage proprietor, a former jazz pianist, and a real estate broker who spends his days flying between Singapore and London. Maduro is divided into two concepts, inspired by the numerous cigar bars in the United Kingdom where he has closed deals. To the right is a living room jazz parlour that features a rotating roster of Singapore's top musicians; to the left is a private den that is only accessible by invitation. On most Fridays and Saturdays, when guest performers take the stage, there is a $30 cover charge, which is redeemable for a house-poured spirit or wine. The remainder of the menu is straightforward. By the bottle, you can choose from whiskies ranging from the approachable Talisker 10 Years ($230) to the absurd The Macallan M Black ($18000), as well as wines such as Château Haut-Pougnan Bordeaux Rouge ($90) and a 1952 Château Latour Premier Grand Cru ($2500). Alternatively, order a classic cocktail (starting at $22), a beer (starting at $20 for a Corona), or a pour of other spirits (beginning at $22). Although the prices are high and the selection is limited, you've come for the music. Settle into an orange couch and allow the maestros to transport you, each note chasing away the ghost of insignificance that stalked the space previously.

The other one, Monti, a swanky Italian restaurant and bar, is brimming with activity by the bay, has taken over the space previously occupied by Catalunya at Fullerton Pavilion. Chef Luigi Calcagno's creations include the Signor Monti ($52), a grilled monkfish fillet wrapped in pancetta, and the cacio e pepe ($39), a cacio e pepe risotto finished with a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and topped with black truffles at the table. At 9 p.m. each night, resident DJs Adam Sky, Stephen Day, Tirso Garcia, and Victoria perform sets that seamlessly transition you from dinner to cocktails. Mr Monti ($22), a white rum, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, grapefruit tonic, and basil tonic highball, is a must-try.

The other jazz playing club is known as The Powder Room. This pub at The Black Swan is yet to establish a foothold on the local bar scene, which is a shame. Yes, it is another hangout for the post-work crowd due to its CBD location. Julian Serna, the group bar's mentor, has revamped the menu, breathing new life into the cocktails. To complement The Powder Room's flapper '20s décor, the playful mixes are divided into categories (Light & Fruity, Rich & Full-flavored, and Complex & Stiff). Bubble Yum ($21), a fizzy prosecco, lime, mint, raspberry, and bubblegum vodka cocktail served with a helium balloon, and Thank You for Smoking ($21, pictured), a spirited concoction with notes of cigar, coffee, whisky, and cherry, are two standouts from the former Eau De Vie alum.

Bob's Bar is the other jazz-playing pub in Singapore. Mojitos, Cubanos, and Latin music abound at Bob's Bar, which was recently renovated. Apart from 15 new rum-based cocktails and a menu of bar bites ranging from the familiar (wagyu satay, anyone?) to the mildly exotic (Frijoles Colorados), the joint receives a dose of Cuban charm on weekends, courtesy of its live house band. Additionally, a newly renovated alfresco terrace allows you to enjoy your sundown cocktails in style.

The last one is Lewin Terrace. Lewin Terrace is a fantastic dining restaurant that combines French techniques with the freshest Japanese ingredients, with a seasonally changing menu. This spring, the restaurant is offering five- and seven-course menus that incorporate ingredients such as cherry blossoms and mountain vegetables to celebrate the beauty of spring. Only in the spring does the restaurant bring in sakuradai, a sea bream harvested during the sakura season and pan-fried with sakura ebi and asparagus. Another standout is the Chef's Wagyu Meets Tiger, a wagyu beef brisket stewed in Tiger Beer and served with dried figs and apricots for sweetness.

Sizzling New Music Releases

Sizzling New Music Releases

Local musicians have released a slew of EPs over the last month. Alyph, a rapper, singer, and producer, breaks from collaborating with other artists to release his EP. Nathan Hartono and Jasmine Sokko, label mates, have both released new EPs inspired by pandemic life. Carpet Golf, a new moniker for a band comprised of various indie bands from around the country, makes their debut with an EP centered on toxic masculinity. The albums are available via streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.

Alyph, a rapper, singer, and beatmaker, delves into intimate portraits of betrayal, hope, and absolution on his three-track EP, III/III. The songs span genres, from ethereal R&B to trap. "It can't sound exactly like everything I'm hearing at the moment," he says of his motivation for creating music. Alyph first gained notoriety as a member of the hip-hop duo SleeQ. He is also known for producing hits for Singaporean and Malaysian artists. Alyph first gained notoriety as a member of the hip-hop duo SleeQ. He is also known for producing hits for Singaporean and Malaysian artists. The second artist, Jasmine Sokko's EP (photo), Snell's Law of Reflection, was inspired by her life over the last year. "Due to the pandemic, I've been forced to spend so much time alone that I'm unable to avoid confronting certain emotions and forming a new sense of self. Numerous songs on this EP deal with reflections "She clarifies. Six songs are included on the EP, including 25 (co-written with fellow Singaporean singer-songwriter Gentle Bones) and Magnet (sung in both English and Mandarin).

The third artist, Nathan Hartono's EP Edge Of Days is a self-described "random collection of sounds and feelings" inspired by life during a pandemic. "It was written during the year's first half, which was, to put it mildly, erratic. Life's rules were constantly changing, "he proclaims, "And I was bouncing between days, pausing and restarting, unable to establish a firm grip on anything, thus the moniker 'edge of days.' I will be eternally indebted to music for sustaining me. Additionally, you get to hear the outcome of it all." The Difference, a dreamy ballad produced by acclaimed Singaporean electronic music artist Myrne, and Simple, a song about coping with love's impossibility is among the album's tracks. The other Singaporean artist is Carpet Golf, a new band comprised of Subsonic Eye, The Neptune Waves, and Charm members. The title of their debut EP, Not As Good A Fisherman - Brock Lesnar Is A Man, reflects the quartet's eccentric outlook, and the songs address issues such as toxic masculinity. The album's lead single, Brock Lesnar, is named after the American-Canadian wrestler.

The jazz singer Joanna Dong's single is the first in a series of compositions inspired by the London Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Russian composer Vladimir Martynov's Utopia Symphony. The symphony was commissioned in 2003 by Mr. Michael Tay, Singapore's then-ambassador to Russia. Dong collaborated with composer Chok Kerong on the song Utopia Reimagined: The First Chapter, which incorporates passages from the Tao Te Ching Taoist text. Mr. Tay founded the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise, which is hosting the series. Subsonic Eye, a quintet specializing in indie rock/noise pop, has had a busy month. The band gained a global audience when they filmed KEXP (At Home), a Seattle radio station's online music series. Their first Malay songs, Dijangka (Expected) and Matahari (Sun) was also released as singles. The romantic lyrics were inspired by singer and lyricist Nur Wahidah's relationship with songwriter and guitarist Daniel Castro Borces.

Keyana, an 18-year-old singer-songwriter, has written a song titled Afterglow that is both uplifting and reflective. "In Afterglow, my inability to determine where I'm going, who I want to be, what I represent, and my fear of losing myself in the process becomes the central narrative of my current self," she explains. "However, while I am speaking to myself, a part of me reaches out and reminds me that I have always been the ideal woman. This conversation teaches me that if I embrace who I am and follow my heart through every step of this journey, I will develop into that ideal woman and experience my Afterglow." KakakAdik is a collaboration between two female rapper generations. It is a compound word that combines the terms for elder sister and younger sibling. Mawar Berduri is a great singer and rapper who rose to prominence in the early 2000s in Singapore and Malaysia as a member of the hip-hop trio Ahli Fiqir. Qis Maraj is a newcomer whose recent single Fatalis topped the local music charts on Mediacorp's Malay radio station ria897.