One of the most important and challenging tasks KK has engaged in is identifying and nurturing social entrepreneurs. This is exactly what Angel-Mentors do. Let's see how KK attempts to attract and encourage more people to take up this role -
Yvonne Yeung and KK Tse of HKSEF have just attended the Changemakers Master Class offered by the NZSEF in Auckland on September 11 to 15, 2011. It was an exceptional learning experience. Read KK's insights from the Class -
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?
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 -
Call it a midlife crisis gone terribly right. After 28 years in finance, Ron Cordes – co-chairman of the US$21billion asset management firm Greenworth – is dedicating his energy to building an online portal that will make impact investing a whole lot easier. Take a closer look to impact investing and recent developments -
KK listed the five "Books of the Year" - to recommend to the readers some important books containing knowledge and insights that could deepen the social entrepreneurship movement, with the hope that those who read and learn from these books could become part of a community providing intellectual leadership for promoting and sustaining social entrepreneurship in this part of the world.
KK have been studying Yunus’ two recent books. Both titles focus on social business (and indeed there are some overlapping materials), but Yunus’s primary purpose is to demonstrate that the current, 'traditional' capitalism has outlived its usefulness and that the world needs a new kind of capitalism in which social business will become increasingly the dominant form of business.