Education for Good CIC Ltd has just been certified as the first B Corp in Hong Kong. What is B Corp and why is it important to the future of business, society and mankind?
(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) 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 ?
Anyone who is familiar with KK knows that he had tried to set up a similar Social Investors Club a few years back. It was a spectacular failure - The Club was in operation for two full years without having invested in a single social enterprise. But it didn’t deter him, as he finds that the need for such an organization is huge. Here comes the newly reconstituted Social Investors Club -
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 -
“There are three ways to change the world: change China, change California, or change Walmart.” But will Walmart change? Could it change? And if it does, what drives it? How sustainable could the change be? Here is the case study -
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.
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 -