Social activist, entrepreneur and author Claire Chiang (a co-Founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts) discusses corporate social entrepreneurship with Dinda Elliott, Global Affairs Editor at Condé Nast Traveler.
Claire Chiang is Senior Vice President of Banyan Tree Holdings, and a
Co-Founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a leading developer and
manager of premium resorts, urban hotels and destination spas around the
world. She pioneered the group's retail business in 1996 and has since
overseen the launch of more than 80 retail outlets worldwide. Chiang is
also the chairperson of Banyan Tree Global Foundation, which was
established in early 2009 by Banyan Tree Holdings. Chosen as Singapore's
Woman of the Year in 1999 for her numerous contributions to a more
civil and pluralistic society, Chiang has also served as a nominated
Member of Parliament and was one of the first women to be admitted to
the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, breaking the
tradition of an all-male chamber.
Dinda Elliott is the Global Affairs Editor at Condé Nast Traveler.
Since joining the magazine in 2006, she has spearheaded the editorial
coverage of corporate social responsibility in the travel industry,
culminating in the yearly World Savers Awards. Before joining Traveler, Elliott lived overseas for 20 years, working for Newsweek
as bureau chief in Beijing, Moscow and Hong Kong, and also as Hong
Kong-based Asia Editor. In 2000-2001, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Asiaweek magazine.