Presented by Mr. Francis Ngai, Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong
Traditional capitalism saw a stark divide between the strictly for-profit business sector and the non-profit social sector. Recently, the world has begun to witness a growing convergence between the two sectors, creating what we call ‘blended value’, with entrepreneurs striving for a double or even triple bottom line: financial, social and environmental.
This talk will explore some of the newest trends at the crossroads of capitalism, where social needs could be treated as business opportunities. Mr. Ngai will discuss topics in social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy, exploring different success stories in this new and growing sector. We will look at leading examples in Hong Kong, including the recently launched Diamond Cab, a specialized taxi service for wheelchair users using custom-built taxi vans( Diamond Cab - Home ). Mr. Ngai will also share perspectives on the development of social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and insights on innovative industry expansion in the coming years.
After the presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.
1/F Parekh House
63 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Happy hour 2 for 1 drinks will be in effect at Skylark from 6:00 to 9:00.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members. Please send your registration to firstname.lastname@example.org
About our speaker:
Mr. Francis Ngai
Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong
Francis Ngai is the Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) and also a core-organizer of the 30S Group. With experience in marketing, advertising and strategy development, Francis was Assistant Vice President - Strategic Development of PCCW, responsible for the corporate development and strategy of ICT business in China, before fully dedicating himself in SVhk. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government in 2009/2010 and is now serving in a number of government advisory bodies. He is also part-time visiting lecturer at universities. He hopes to promote young professionals’ participation in social entrepreneurship and social innovation through the SVhk platform. Welcome to Social Ventures Hong Kong --- SVhk