Below is an interview (in Chinese) with Jaff Shen of Leping Foundation, which is a major foundation promoting B Corps in China. Leping Foundation has been studying B Corp since 2012 and are well informed of various movements in the world attempting to reinvent capitalism. They decided to focus on B Corp because they genuinely believe that this is what China needs.
(The article is in Chinese only) The past decade has seen vibrant and progressive development in the local social entrepreneurship sector. KK summarizes the key learning and paved way for the 10 years to come.
In January 9, 2008, KK wrote an article published here (Social Entrepreneurs Newsletter Issue No. 16) entitled “Strategic Volunteering – the Role of the Intrapreneur-Volunteer”. Surprisingly the message is equally relevant today. Here is the Chinese translation.
Caroline was born and educated in Hong Kong. She went back to the UK to study theatre at Lancaster University. She then ‘migrated’ to Beijing and within two years she founded a social enterprise Hua Dan (花旦), the first of its kind not only in China but also in Asia.
For the past few years, Education for Good has been pioneering social entrepreneurship education and have mentored and supported a number of social entrepreneurs to launch social ventures. It is time to create a brand new platform to support a network of social-purpose organizations to scale their individual operations and create collective impact - and it is the DreamImpact 「夢創成真」 project.
(The article is in Chinese only) Education for Good published a book on Belt and Road - and how the younger generation can best involve in it - recently. Here is KK's prologue for the book: What would KK do on Belt and Road if he is 23 now?
The global B Corporation movement is gathering momentum and is likely to produce a major transformation of businesses around the world in the decades to come. ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option, and there are now many initiatives and movements globally to reform and transform the capitalist enterprise. Nevertheless, the B Corp movement stands out as one of the most effective means to re-shape the entire business world as a force for good.
(The article is in Chinese only) Will B Corp become the most significant social innovation in the 21st Century? Since the inception of B Corp movement 2007, the global Certified B Corp community has already grown to almost 2,000 enterprises from some 50 nations, across 130 industries. How has the B Corp redefine business success and its responsibility?
(The article is in Chinese only) If the second half of 20th century was defined by the rise of Capitalism, the 21st century will definitely be the age of rethinking Capitalism - KK shared the seven trends of business transformation and future of enterprises.
Education for Good CIC Ltd has just been certified as the first B Corp in Hong Kong. What is B Corp and why is it important to the future of business, society and mankind?