Genashtim

Company Overview

Genashtim Innovative Learning is the pioneer for eLearning in Asia. Through more than 10 years involvement in global state-of-the art eLearning platforms, like eCornell from Cornell University, Genashtim has also developed the capability to set up, run and manage learning management systems (LMSs), such as Moodle. In the past 4 to 5 years, the company has also been providing other digital support services including, digital platform development, web development and database management.

 

Genashtim's mission is to leverage technology and the internet to develop and connect marginalised communities to the Global Economy. Genashtim has 100 employees, all working remotely across 6 continents (10 countries), of which 60% are persons with disabilities, 25% are Middle Eastern refugees, and 10% are LGTBQ, seniors, the HIV-infected etc.


 

Innovation

After having spent 25 years as a senior international executive ( 15 years as an expat) with major multinational companies, in Asia, Oceana and Europe, Thomas decided to leave his decadent lifestyle in 2004, to do something for the people that the corporate world had left behind.

 

Over more than 10 years, his brainchild Genashtim operated 100% remotely, providing online learning and support services globally. Today about 60% of its 100 staff are people with different disabilities, 25% are refugees, and another 10% are LGTBQ and seniors, all working from the comfort, safety and convenience of their homes all over 10 countries in 6 continents. Genashtim’s mission is to Leverage Technology and the Internet to Connect Marginalised Communities to the Global Economy. Initiatives have also started with girls rescued from the sex trade, ex-convicts, lepers, the HIV-infected, and women in oppressed environments.

 

Clients of Genashtim include multinational companies like Microsoft, ABB, idsMed, BCIAsia, McDonalds, Google, Herbalife, Linde, Jollibee, DHL and Holiday Inn, and institutions like the Ministries of Education, HR, and Finance, and Taylor’s University in Malaysia, and the Singapore Business Federation, SSG, WSG, Singapore Tax Academy, Singapore Public Utility Board, and the Civil Service College in Singapore.

 

For what it does, Genashtim has received recognition from many international organizations like UNESCAP, the ICEVI, The Nippon Foundation, The ESSL Foundation, and the Young Presidents Organization.

 

Genashtim has also been published internationally in newspapers in Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Morocco, Colombia, and also in Forbes and in a couple of German Government publications.

 

Since being certified a B Corp in 2015, Genashtim has been selected “Best for the World” among B Corps for 4 consecutive years. In the inaugural Brands for Good in Singapore in 2018, Genashtim was declared champion for Diversity and Inclusivity.

 

In 2018, Genashtim was appointed as B Market Builder representing the B Corp movement in Singapore & Malaysia. A year later, Genashtim partnered with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC), to promote B Corp certification in Malaysia.

 

Genashtim has also been appointed by the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore Business Federation Foundation to run workshops to convince SMEs in Singapore to incorporate ESG into their business.

 

Thomas is also a committee member in the ASEAN Responsible and Inclusive Business Alliance (ARAIBA).

 

As a YPO member since 1999, Thomas served in leadership for 18 years. He was elected SEA Regional Chair for YPO Gold 2010-2012, during which time his region was awarded Best Region in the World. In his later years in YPO, Thomas was pushing the ESG agenda. He was a YPO Global Impact Awardee in 2016, and in 2020 he founded the first Social Impact Chapter in YPO – SEA Lestari.

Impact

There is so much "noise" in the realms of CSR, Social Impact, ESG, Sustainability etc. I find that too often, people are talking about philanthropy, rather than really using Business as a FORCE for good. If there is one statement that defines the distinction it would be this..."it is about how you make your profit, not about how you spend your profit".

 

Could not load our corporate video as it was more than 15MB. I loaded instead our Brands for Good video. Please do take the time to watch our 2 and a half minute corporate vide:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w27pGzGNAFQ&list=PLIwYhLibKT27L0VVJzdihREbnbWpImSVP&index=5&t=8s

 

 

The Founder - Thomas Ng

Registered Name

Genashtim Innovative Learning Pte Ltd

ACRA

200816403N

Year Founded

2004

Hotline

60105225098

Address

1 Coleman Street #10-10, Singapore 179803