There is no shortage of social innovation programmes in Hong Kong’s universities, but new research shows that scholars need to engage in more practical activity and collaborations outside academia to really tackle the territory’s social challenges.
How can cities of the future innovate to improve the lives of their citizens? Social Labs are testing and developing local solutions to big problems – and prompting surprising enthusiasm from civil servants.
A powerful new collaboration between academics and social entrepreneurs – the first of its kind in Asia – will help Hong Kong come up with new ideas to tackle its endemic social problems. And neighbouring countries could follow in its tracks.
The Hong Kong government is rich, but money can’t solve every social problem. A £50m fund aims to boost social entrepreneurship across the city. Anna Patton visits to examine its progress and the challenges it has faced so far.
In an office in Hong Kong’s vibrant Sham Shui Po district, exciting collaborations are being formed between corporates and social startups to tackle the city’s social and environmental challenges. Oliver Holtaway reports on an emerging movement.
To what extent are councils in the UK considering social value? Research from Social Enterprise UK reveals all. Elsewhere, a new survey analyses the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands and The Big Issue in Australia celebrates a big birthday.
With so many global challenges and organisations that could tackle them in a truly impactful way, how do big foundations choose where to put their money? We talked to someone who knows: Rachel Korberg of the Rockefeller Foundation.