Studying for his master's degree in 2008 at Stanford University, Daniel Cheng Yuen was struck by how fragmented information was when looking for campus club activities, which run into the thousands.Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 3:30pm
Six years ago, the term impact investing had yet to even be coined, much less developed into the viable opportunity for investors that it is today. Since then, hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed from US and European investors seeking both financial and social impact.20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am
Noteworthy in Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's recent announcement of the re-establishment of the Commission on Poverty is the inclusion of a task force to determine the terms of reference of the previously announced HK$500 million Social Enterprise Development Fund, now called the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund.11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm 1 comment
Last month Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor officiated at the opening of the Good Lab, the first co-working space for social entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.19 Oct 2012 - 2:12am
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has suggested allocating HK$500 million from the Lotteries Fund to form a social enterprises development fund. Who will be eligible for this fund?22 Sep 2012 - 12:16am
It is encouraging to see local business schools lending a hand to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) by providing free services that involve their undergraduates and MBA students.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The Rio+20 conference witnessed the official launch of the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative, a network of researchers and practitioners working to shape public policies that create more effective capital markets for impact investing.16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Social enterprises are playing an increasingly important role in Taiwan. It's a trend that gained momentum as community consciousness and a self-help mentality took hold amid soaring unemployment and widening income inequality in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis 15 years ago.17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Government funding support should favour entrepreneurs who aspire to do good and do well.
Rachel Chan, convenor, Make a Difference award.
Letters to the editor, December 1315 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
I read with interest two articles on social enterprises by Lana Lam in Postmagazine ('Down to business' November 27) and Jake van der Kamp's ('Faint scent of snobbery behind social enterprise', November 29). The issues stem from three conceptual ambiguities regarding what social enterprises are or should be.13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ('Faint scent of snobbery behind social enterprises', November 29) where he once again accuses social enterprises of moral snobbery. Of course Jake is wrong but I don't blame him. Instead, the Hong Kong government needs to be held accountable for Jake's commonly held but incorrect view of the sector.6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
In 2006, the government set aside HK$150 million to fund social enterprises. But a short-sighted approach and poor planning have resulted in a less than admirable success rate ...
Post Magazine headline, November 2729 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
In early 2007, the Hong Kong Single Parents Association (HKSPA) was given HK$900,000 by the government to start a social enterprise. The organisation promised to set up a home-help service for the elderly, within which long-term welfare-dependent single mothers with little education would be trained in home maintenance.27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
The global Occupy Wall Street movement has drawn everyone's attention to the spread of corporate greed.
Many people are rethinking how businesses should be run in a more socially responsible manner.
David Bornstein, the American guru of social enterprise and a best-selling author, has thought deeply about this matter.18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ('Social enterprise doesn't deserve to get a mention', October 20) where he talks about 'a small group of people who think they have a special understanding of what constitutes social good and believe the public purse owes them money for it'; and 'normal commercial enterprises provide what the public wants, without the moral snobbery'.31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am