Chandran Nair is the founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) which is an organisation based in Asia that is focused on the relationship of Asian society and values with those of the rest of the world.
The Program is called the Global Institute for Tomorrow or “GIFT”
Chandran Nair, Founder and chief executive of GIFT has created a “Think to Do Tank” as an “honest enquiry for Asia”.
He has done this by starting the GIFT programme. GIFT provides a must have Executive Development Programme for leading in a complex world. GIFT has the following programmes available:
- The Global Young Leaders Programme (YLP), a commitment at the inaugural Bill Clinton Global Initiative, provides specialised training that prepares tomorrow’s leaders to excel in such an environment. The YLP concept is based on three pillars: leadership development; partnership; and corporate social responsibility.
- Advisory services to major corporations on increasing their competitive edge in Asia in a sustainable manner and developing their talent through tailored workshops.
- Ideas for Tomorrow: By writing articles and expressing opinions, carrying out speaking engagements, and facilitating seminars and briefings, GIFT’s “Ideas for Tomorrow” links thought leaders, business executives, public sector policy makers and civil society organisations together.
- Corporate retreat in the rainforest hills of peninsula Malaysia available for team building, management training and consensus building.
Chandran wants to break the mould and has therefore established a business model of a Not for Profit organisations that can create revenue.
The core Mission is to be a Think Tank and he wants Ideas to be put into Action by:
- Influencing young executives and to help them find their passion.
- Advisory Work to coach CEO’s and to wake them up.
- A Speakers Network to look at how to find knowledge.
He takes a group, small or large into the field for a week to study an issue and to write up how they would tackle it. They develop a Business Plan and in the second week they take the Business plan to the community and act on it if possible.
He is therefore addressing a lack of action and leadership. “People don’t know what to do, so do nothing or very little.”
Our purpose is to be a business model that is sustainable, we are not a charity or philanthropy. We want to be funded by Private Equity and show that small amounts can make a big difference.
Chandran’s vision for GIFT is:
- That GIFT, which he believes is the first of its kind in Asia, will be considered cutting edge
- That GIFT is a recognised model for leadership and action in the first instance, followed by funding.