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.
As the Chinese New Year approaches, here are four must-read short articles brought to you from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
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) A recent update of "Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership" Programme could potentially boost local social enterprise development to a new height - KK explains his observation on the fundraising limitations of local SEs and how the new policy will shed light on the progress towards a financially healthy and sustainable social start-up ecosystem.
The second half of the 20th Century will probably be remembered by future generations as the triumph of capitalism over socialism and communism. By the turn of the century, however, the mood has changed substantially. World capitalism was plagued by a series of crises, culminating in the 2008 financial tsunami which not only shook the entire world but also marked a fundamental rethinking of the future development of capitalism as we know it. And there comes the global B Corp movement -
(The article is in Chinese only) KK Tse shared his experience and lessons learned in founding the Social Investors Club, and how he attempts to restructure and re-start the Club in respond to the pressing need of seed funding in local social enterprise sector.
(The article is in Chinese only) Mr Xu Yongguang, Chairman of Narada Foundation in China, talks about social enterpreneurship development in China.
Edited by Dr KK Tse Who is Cesar Harada? You may or may not have heard of him. But I guarantee that you will be hearing a lot about him from now on. At the age of 31, he is already well known in the West as an inventor, innovator and social entrepreneur. And he … Continue reading Co-Working Space Vs Co-Creation Space: What Can We Learn from Cesar Harada’s Makerbay 工匠灣 ?
Can Hong Kong become the regional leader and the Social Enterprise Capital of the Far East? KK presents both For and Against arguments in this article -