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NTU students win top prize for Young CSR Leaders

Published on Sep 29, 2012 6:00 AM
NTU students (from left) Iris Ng, 22; Madelyn Goh, 21; Lim Qi Kai, 23; Law Chang Shui, 24, and Shermine Yeo, 21, devised a three-pronged plan to help security services firm Mainguard improve its corporate social responsibility. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG

Five students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) combined their interest in community service with their business acumen to take the top prize for Young Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leaders on Thursday at the fourth annual CSR summit.

Working with security services company Mainguard since May, the team met company representatives and security guards before devising a three-pronged plan to improve their CSR.

The suggested strategies included plans to raise awareness of security officers' roles through a poster campaign, provide recycling bins at security areas, and tap the knowledge of security officers to conduct workshops to inform the vulnerable elderly of what to do in an emergency.

Said team leader Lim Qi Kai, 23, of the experience: "It made me realise that a company which cares for the community is a good company to work for." Their thorough proposal earned them the award, which is in its second year.

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