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.
“I have the most amazing job in the world!” says Minnie Baragwanath, founder of Be. Accessible in New Zealand. She will be speaking at the Social Enterprise World Forum in September about her social enterprise journey.
It’s time for social enterprise to move from the margins to the mainstream across a region which is home to two-thirds of the world’s population. A partnership between the British Council and the UN aims to make this happen.
The UK prime minister gives a wide-ranging speech outlining that her ambitions for post-Brexit Britain rest on notions of mutual responsibility and helping those who are "just getting by". She also mentions social finance.
Passionate social entrepreneur Sadhana Deshmukh explains why she wants to inspire other Indian women to go into business. This is the fourth in a series of British Council films showing social enterprises in action around the world.
In Bangladesh, Nila and other underprivileged children are learning valuable computer programming skills. This is the third in a series of films from the British Council showing social enterprises in action around the world.