Does the business sector have a role to play in social innovation? There are common misconceptions that social innovation belongs to the social service sector and mainstream businesses are irrelevant to this global movement. hese are indeed all mistaken and completely wrong as Jason Saul has forcefully argued in his book Social Innovation, Inc.: Five Strategies for Driving Business Growth through Social Change.
Following KK's article on Gap Year earlier, which spurred discussion amongst the readers, a book on Gap Year experience is eventually born - let's look at Kenny Cheung's story so far.
Andy Lipkis will be in Hong Kong next week. Andy is a practical visionary who has dedicated his life to healing the environment while improving the lives of individuals and communities. At the age of 18, he founded TreePeople in Los Angeles to spearhead an approach using trees and forest-inspired technologies to make cities sustainable while mitigating floods, drought, pollution, and global warming.
While the social entrepreneurship sector has made remarkable progress in recent year, KK has a big plan to announce - he is setting up the Education for Good CIC to spearhead innovation, scalable educational and training programs contributing to the development of social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Patrick Cheung is now embarking on a new social venture – the Jade Club – an innovative social enterprise that promises to completely transform the elderly care service in Hong Kong, and ultimately the Greater China region. Here is why -
HK will have its own HUB soon – opening in August and opening for membership now. The HUB is designed to facilitate the creation of sustainable impact through collaboration. Read more about the HUB -
KK introduces a very innovative, young social entrepreneur from New Zealand, Joshua Vial, and Enspiral, the company that he founded and created entirely new career options for people who want to make a living and make a difference in this world at the same time.
KK attended the MaD (Make A Difference) 2012 over the weekend. Here are the insights he learned -
One of the most important and challenging tasks KK has engaged in is identifying and nurturing social entrepreneurs. This is exactly what Angel-Mentors do. Let's see how KK attempts to attract and encourage more people to take up this role -
After attending the International Faculty Seminar on Teaching of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas, KK writes an open letter to the Vice-Chancellors of Hong Kong universities.