Tomorrow Matters

Tomorrow Matters is a new platform curating articles from local writers in Asia. Carefully selected articles will cover local and regional politics, economics, history and culture, and raise points not normally found in mainstream and global media.

The world does not know enough about what happens across the broad swathe of nations in Asia. Lessons learned and actions taken by Asian governments, policymakers and societies helped to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. If non-Asian countries were paying closer attention and had access to better information, they might have also taken necessary measures to protect themselves and others.

Global reporting on Asia, Africa and the Middle East tends to reflect only part of the story. Events are viewed through a Western framing, and thus the conclusions drawn may only be partially correct at best. Certain events, narratives and arguments are put aside out of a belief that Western audiences would not be interested. Nor are global outlets truly willing to devote the space needed to talk about these developments with the necessary detail.

Tomorrow Matters will share insights written by locally-based writers who better understand the nuances of what is happening in their country because they are more locally invested. These pieces may share a story that global media isn't talking about, present greater context to political, social or economic developments, or give new answers to important questions that affect the region.

We will share this curated selection of insights every 3-4 weeks, and we hope it helps give you the Asian perspectives you need to better understand what people are saying and doing in this part of the world.


March 3, 2021

Tomorrow Matters: March 2021

February 5, 2021

Tomorrow Matters: February 2021

January 12, 2021

Tomorrow Matters: January 2021

December 14, 2020

Tomorrow Matters: December 2020

November 11, 2020

Tomorrow Matters: November 2020

October 2, 2020

Tomorrow Matters: October 2020

September 4, 2020

Tomorrow Matters: September 2020

August 7, 2020

Tomorrow Matters: August 2020



    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 after participating in the Global Leaders Programme and has since designed and facilitated dozens of experiential programmes for high potential executives and government officials. In his current role Karim leads the ASEAN office and is responsible for GIFT’s regional activities and programmes across Southeast Asia. Prior to GIFT Karim spent a decade in Mainland China where he was a partner in a successful nationwide food and beverage business. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a proficient Mandarin speaker.


    In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008. Eric has facilitated more than 50 experiential leadership programmes in fifteen countries. He is well versed in introducing new ideas on governance, business and sustainability and coaching participants to think critically about their role as leaders. Before joining GIFT, Eric spent several years managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between global brands and civil society groups in the United States and China. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to leadership development and the changing role of business in society. Eric is an alumnus of Standford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.


    For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE, INSEAD and NUS. He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty. He is the author of the best-seller – Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, and The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.