Dr KK Tse interviewed with Kelvin Cheung, Founder of FoodWorks in Dec 2009. Kelvin, born in HK, brought up and educated in Canada, did postgraduate studies at London University, founded FoodWorks to address the issue of food poverty in an apparently affluent society.
At the Social Enterprise Summit 2009, KK presented a report on the state of development of social enterprises and social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, under the title of ‘From Green Shoots to Mainstream Business: Social Entrepreneurship’s Long March in Hong Kong’. Below are some highlights.
Singapore and Hong Kong face many common challenges. One of the greatest challenges in the decades ahead pertains to an unexpected area – social entrepreneurship. The two cities are poised to make a significant contribution to promoting and supporting the development of social entrepreneurship, not only in their respective cities but in the region as a whole. Let us first of all look at some striking similarities and differences of the two cities in this area.
Timothy Ma is one of the three winners of the 2009 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Asia, presented by the Schwab Foundation. The Award ceremony was held at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Dalian, China, on September 10-12, 2009. Timothy writes of his experience in Dalian as follows.
C. H. Kee, Chairman of Fullness Social Enterprise, shared with us on Social Responsible Consumption and the case study on the Socially Responsible Consumption Program in his organisation.
After Patrick was appointed Ashoka’s Country Representative for China last month, we asked him to share with us his aspirations and challenges in this new role. Below is what he has written.
On this Fathers' Day, you might want to share this article with your children. Jeff Skoll is a New Hero of our generation. He has a simple story to tell. KK shared Jeff's commencement speech for the graduate school at Santa Clara University on June 12, 2009.
"It calls for a paradigm shift; when you approach 50, imagine yourself standing at half time." KK shared his views on the book of Bob Bufford, about the shift from 'success' to 'significance' at life's half-time.
How fair is world trade today? Why do we need to support fair trade products, and how can we do so in Hong Kong? In this article, KK would like to encourage you to start buying Fair Trade products from now on, only on one condition - when he succeeds in enabling you to master the arguments for buying Fair Trade products so that you could convincingly explain them to every one around you.
KK summarised six key insights on social entrepreneurship, derived from his exchange with Andrew Yu, founder of 1KG More Project in Mainland China at the HKSEF Open Forum.