Following Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s recent announcement, The Giving Pledge has suddenly become the talk of the town. It is certainly a major and timely initiative and is likely to have a major impact on charity giving as well as tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. How will it impact social entrepreneurship? KK talks about the new way of "Giving" and the landscape in Hong Kong and China.
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.
When someone has a huge sum of money for charitable causes, he can set up a foundation with its own mission and full-time staff to manage it. For the ordinary folks who are occasional donors, they could only make the donations and hope for the best. But what about those in between these two extremes? There is a full spectrum of people with varying degree of wealth, knowledge, expertise and dedication to social causes. Beside donation, is there a better way to give?
A Wall Street Journal article entitled How Bill Gates Got Ready for Harvard in 2007 described how Bill Gates prepared his commencement speech for his honorary doctorate from Harvard. Here are some highlights and insights from the article are worth underlining.