Ming Wong, the Vice-Cair of Social Investors Club, published a series of articles on the development of social entrepreneurship in SCMP recently. Here are some of the articles for HKSEF supporters.
A high-tech, high-touch factory in Hong Kong designing and producing world-class knitwear? 100% ‘Made in HK’ and aspires to be the pride of Hong Kong? Sounds too good to be true. But this is L plus H CIC - a social enterprise created for the community and with the community.
Denis Chang, Senior Counsel in private practice, or you might call a “past half-time” newcomer to social entrepreneurship as a civic movement - shared his multidimensional thoughts on social entrepreneurship.
The Social Enterprise Coalition has named Blue Sky as the Social Enterprise of the Year for England 2011. Blue Sky was started as a business with one, clear, social objective – reducing re-offending - which has driven us since day one. Read their story and KK's insights for Hong Kong's social enterprises -
One of HKSEF’s major challenges is to nurture and support would-be social entrepreneurs. It is easier said than done. We have seen many great ideas but few were materialized in the end. Is 'Angel Investor' the missing link in the local social entrepreneurship ecosystem?
Do you have any children age between 15 and 30? Do you have any relatives and friends in this age range you really care about? Are you yourself in this age range? If your response is positive to any of the above, you have to know what MaD is all about.
This new book is a must-read for 2011. One could be greatly influenced by the contents of the book and would rethink how one could make his/her contribution to changing the world for the better. See how KK recommends this book -
Two years ago, KK encountered "Home of the Elderly" - a social enterprise founded by two young, highly educated individuals, dedicating to create a social business targeting at serving an unmet need of the elderly community. Mr Legward Wong, one of the founders, was recently elected as one of the Ten Oustanding Young Persons 2010. Read their story -
In a previous article, KK mentioned the current debate in Mainland China on the nature of social enterprise. In Hong Kong, the issue is also a highly contentious one. It centers around how we should define social enterprise in the Hong Kong context. See how KK proposed to define social enterprise -
Hear what KK thinks about David Bornstein and Susan Davis' new book, "Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know ".