Below is an interview (in Chinese) with Jaff Shen of Leping Foundation, which is a major foundation promoting B Corps in China. Leping Foundation has been studying B Corp since 2012 and are well informed of various movements in the world attempting to reinvent capitalism. They decided to focus on B Corp because they genuinely believe that this is what China needs.
(The article is in Chinese only) The past decade has seen vibrant and progressive development in the local social entrepreneurship sector. KK summarizes the key learning and paved way for the 10 years to come.
Caroline was born and educated in Hong Kong. She went back to the UK to study theatre at Lancaster University. She then ‘migrated’ to Beijing and within two years she founded a social enterprise Hua Dan (花旦), the first of its kind not only in China but also in Asia.
Early this year, KK published a Chinese article on Hong Kong Economic Journal summarizing what he considers to be "黑暗中對話的十個第一". It was an effort to summarize the key insights of the first eight years of the Hong Kong operation of Dialogue in the Dark. Here is the English version of the article.
As the Chinese New Year approaches, here are four must-read short articles brought to you from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
(The article is in Chinese only) Will B Corp become the most significant social innovation in the 21st Century? Since the inception of B Corp movement 2007, the global Certified B Corp community has already grown to almost 2,000 enterprises from some 50 nations, across 130 industries. How has the B Corp redefine business success and its responsibility?
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 article is in Chinese only) KK Tse shared his experience and lessons learned in founding the Social Investors Club, and how he attempts to restructure and re-start the Club in respond to the pressing need of seed funding in local social enterprise sector.
(The article is in Chinese only) Mr Xu Yongguang, Chairman of Narada Foundation in China, talks about social enterpreneurship development in China.