Yuan GU, Founder and Director, AHA Social Innovation Center, Shanghai, shares the insider view on the major challenges facing the Chinese social entrepreneurship sector and what needs to be done -
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.
A ‘gap year’ can take place at any point of one’s life -- as soon as the decision is made that ‘I will take a year of my normal study or work life and devote it to pursuing something that I value and enjoy doing.' Previously most gap years are taken between high school and university; but nowadays, gap years are taken by people of different ages, from undergraduates to graduate students, young working adults to mid-career executives, even people close to retirement. How can gap year change your life? See the excerpt of Harvard's article -
This a the title of a book KK bought in China a couple of years ago - the insights have driven KK to initiate a number of talks bearing this title for different audiences. Here is the gist -
The Chief Executive has suggested allocating $500 million from the Lotteries Fund to form a Social Enterprises Development Fund to provide loans to social enterprises. If the government is ready to commit a sizable amount of public money to support the development of social entrepreneurship, what is the best way to go about it?
The upcoming luncheon seminar of Education for Good - "Social Entrepreneurship and Mainstream Business: What’s the Connection and Why Does it Matter?" will be the first attempt to systematically introduce to the business community why they should know more about the development of social entrepreneurship as a global movement and what they could and should do to support and collaborate with social entrepreneurs.
In October last year, an NGO founder and social innovator Park Won Soon (朴元淳) was elected Mayor of Seoul. Park is a lawyer by profession and a well-known human rights lawyer. But he was most popularly known for his work as the founder of two NGOs – People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) founded in 1994 and the Beautiful Foundation founded in 2000.
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 -