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What is a Circular Economy?

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As human beings adopt a more linear approach of “Take, Make, Dispose” in their daily life, it eventually, over time, contributes to the increase of environmental waste and pollution. In contrast, a Circular Economy is a solution framework that values resources to be innovatively reused, benefiting both consumers and the …

Empowering the creative engineering mind to drive innovation

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Engineers can imagine a new frontier and make it happen. Without them, low-noise earthquake-proof bullet trains that can hit 200 miles per hour will not be a reality since 1964. We will still be vacuuming with clogged up vacuum bags and poor suction powers if James Dyson did not imagine …

#MakingHERStory: Women in Leadership

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“I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Meta To all beloved mothers, Happy Mother’s Day! We’re coming to you with another special edition of our Women in Leadership series to chat to one of our …

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SME Working Capital Loan: What Is That and How Do You Apply for It?

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Are you an entrepreneur who has recently started a business? Finding it difficult to access business loans from traditional financial institutions time and again? SME working capital loans offered by banks and financial institutions can help you. The process is fast, easy, and secure. So, how can working capital loans …

#makingHERstory: Women in Leadership

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In this episode of our #MakingHERStory series, we explore the role and empowerment of women at Funding Societies | Modalku (FSMK). This is the story of Ariani Ratna Hadioetomo – our VP, Group Head of Brand & Marketing Communications. Influence and inspiration Tell us about a leadership lesson that you’ve …

How to Save Money with e-Wallet

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E-wallets have been popular locally and globally. When it comes to e-wallet markets, Singapore is among three of Asia-Pacific’s biggest adopters with 23.3% of smartphone users seizing the technology. Along with suppressing the need to use your physical wallet, e-wallets have also helped us save money in numerous ways. How …

4 Online Business Ideas that Require Little or No Startup Capital

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Nowadays, doing a business doesn’t require tons of money or a physical office space. There are plenty of home-based business ideas that you can build with little or even no capital required. This article will give you online business ideas to start without spending a lot on startup costs. Read …

10 Ways on How We Can Fight Climate Change

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In conjunction with this year’s Earth Day, let’s take a look at ten possible solutions to global warming and climate change. Climate change is an ever growing issue for the world. Climate action is listed as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), indicating its importance and the urgency …

Funding Societies: Celebrating the past few months and looking ahead

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We’re only three months into 2022 and yet, we have so much to celebrate! Southeast Asia’s MSMEs are at the heart of everything we do at Funding Societies, but we know we do not act alone. If you’re a client, an investor, a stakeholder, or a peer, you are a …

Micro Loans, Big Impact

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According to Allied Market Research, the global micro lending market is expected to reach $343.84 billion by 2027. The expansion of the market is not without reason – companies have been seeking out Micro Loans to help their businesses survive and thrive. The expected growth in the global micro lending …