Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet

Consumption has been the fuel that has driven the engine of global capitalism. The recent financial crisis has seen the West's leading economists and policy makers urging Asia to make a conscious effort to consume more and thereby help save the global economy. Consumptionomics argues that this blinkered view needs to be replaced by a more rational approach to the challenges of the 21st century. See how KK recommends this book -

Why I Am Interested in Social Entrepreneurship: A Civic Movement Not Only for the Young and the Restless – “SE to the Power of 2”?

Denis Chang, Senior Counsel in private practice, or you might call a “past half-time” newcomer to social entrepreneurship as a civic movement - shared his multidimensional thoughts on social entrepreneurship.

Blue Sky Development and Regeneration won the Social Enterprise of the Year 2011 in UK

The Social Enterprise Coalition has named Blue Sky as the Social Enterprise of the Year for England 2011. Blue Sky was started as a business with one, clear, social objective – reducing re-offending - which has driven us since day one. Read their story and KK's insights for Hong Kong's social enterprises -

Angel Investors: The Missing Link in HK Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem?

One of HKSEF’s major challenges is to nurture and support would-be social entrepreneurs. It is easier said than done. We have seen many great ideas but few were materialized in the end. Is 'Angel Investor' the missing link in the local social entrepreneurship ecosystem?

The World that Changes the World: How Philanthropy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship are Transforming the Social Ecosystem

This new book is a must-read for 2011. One could be greatly influenced by the contents of the book and would rethink how one could make his/her contribution to changing the world for the better. See how KK recommends this book -

What Is a Social Enterprise in the Hong Kong Context?

In a previous article, KK mentioned the current debate in Mainland China on the nature of social enterprise. In Hong Kong, the issue is also a highly contentious one. It centers around how we should define social enterprise in the Hong Kong context. See how KK proposed to define social enterprise -