Waste, education, mental health, diversity, poverty and ageing city - FREE immersion visits to understand topical issues and the underlying business opportunities
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Need a bit of inspiration and context for your Shared Value and CSR initiative?
Curious about what social innovations and partners are out there to address Hong Kong's top social and environmental challenges?
Experience for yourself informative and engaging half-day immersion visits/sessions in November that are described below! Commissioned by SIE Fund and in collaboration with various community partners, the themed visits/workshops are carefully designed to lead participants to understand the multifaceted aspects of six topical issues in Hong Kong. Participants will engage in an interactive "idea-jamming" session that brainstorms for ideas and next steps that businesses can take to seize the opportunity to do and accomplish more. Visits in this round include: closing education gaps, stress and mental health, towards zero-waste lifestyles, empowering low-income families, equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace and building an age-friendly city.
ALL VISITS INCLUDE:
- A brief introduction to Shared Value
- A visit or sharing session by the NGO/ SE partner, providing key insights on local issues and showing examples of existing solutions
- An Idea Jamming session with other participants
All visits are free of charge. As space is limited, registration is restricted to no more than TWO visits per person.
1) CLOSING EDUCATION GAPS
What kind of learning experiences will prepare a young person to live to his/her full potential in the future? How do we ensure underprivileged children also have access to these opportunities? Join this visit to discover the needs and solutions, and brainstorm with us to understand what businesses can do to close current and future education gaps.
Partners: Inspiring Hong Kong Sports Foundation, OneSky
Date & Time: 6 - 8 pm,14th Nov (Wed)
2) STRESS AND MENTAL HEALTH
People in Hong Kong cope with stress that comes from work, school or simply from living in one of the most fast-paced and densely populated cities in the world. This visit will explore the current mental health situation of the city and what mental healthcare needs are yet to be met. We will stimulate discussions around the business opportunities for companies to take better care of the mental health of their staff and the community.
Partner: HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Caritas
Date & Time: 9:30am -12:00pm, 19th Nov (Mon)
3) TOWARDS ZERO-WASTE LIFESTYLES
Waste is one of the worst environmental challenges of our time. Solving it will require a shift in consumer behaviour towards a less wasteful economy, which in return creates new consumer demands yet to be met and business opportunities yet to be explored. Join this visit to learn how groups in Hong Kong are preparing the city for these changes and explore the unique role your company could play.
Partner: V Cycle
Date & Time: 9:30am-12pm, 20 Nov (Tue)
4) EMPOWERING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
While Hong Kong made international headlines for becoming the world’s capital of billionaires, 1.35 million of its 7.35 million residents were living below the poverty line. Unveiling the major factors of poverty and challenges faced by low-income families, this visit will showcase social innovations around the issue and brainstorm together on how to create better access to healthcare, education and reliable employment through Shared Value.
Partners: Oxfam, Design Institute for Social Impacts, Sharing Kitchen, Good Seed
Date & Time: 2:30 - 5pm, 22 Nov (Thu)
5) EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE
What does equality and inclusiveness look like in workplace? Why does it matter to both employers and employees? This visit will inform participants of the equal opportunities that companies in Hong Kong are currently providing and offer new perspectives on diversity. Join us to discuss how and why businesses are positioned to do more.
Partners: Equality Opportunity Commission, We Do Global, Retire Not Out
Date & Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm, 28 Nov (Wed)
6) BUILDING AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY
By 2037, our city will be a lot “older” - 2.37 million people will be aged 65 or above. Exposing the unique needs of the ageing society and advancements in gerontechnology, this visit encourages businesses to explore how they can create better products and services, designed for the growing old-age population.
Partners: PolyU Institute of Active Ageing, Good Seed,
Design Institute for Social Impacts, Eldpathy
Date & Time: 9:30 am – 12 pm, 30 Nov (Fri)