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Wednesday 05 October 2022

Rethinking Innovation & Technology

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Redefining Impact aims to accelerate the social impact space’s transition towards the creation of systems Meeting sustainable development goals will require the harnessing and maximizing of the potential of technological innovation. How can industry supercharge efforts alongside the innovation ecosystem to deliver a more sustainable future – environmental and social – for Hong Kong in more concrete ways?

From redefining corporate social responsibility, focusing corporate giving on systemic issues, to driving Rethinking Innovation & Technology will tap into start-ups, researchers and cutting-edge technology in Hong Kong and beyond, with the aim of bringing together the resources and networks to help businesses develop the right innovation strategy and portfolio for greater impact. 

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Thursday 06 October 2022

Rethinking Value

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Rethinking Value is an interactive learning experience brought to you by Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong. In this track, participants will build knowledge of shared value across different sectors, challenging traditional notions of value.  We will explore the importance of building shared value understanding beyond the private sector, and show how partnership and collaboration across private, public and civil sectors underpin shared value success.

10:30 – 10:45

Opening Welcome

10:45 – 11:00

Rethinking Business: Reconceiving Products & Markets

In the first of three mini sessions on the levels of shared value, SVIHK looks at how products and markets can be reconceived through successful shared value business models. Hear how this new approach can open new markets for your company by serving unmet needs in underserved communities.


  • Introduce the concept of creating market-based solutions to social problems.
  • Consider new ways to deliver and distribute products & services.

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn how to apply shared value thinking to your business.
  • Learn from case studies and use these to establish your own business case for shared value.

11:00 – 13:10

Human Factor Fresk: Is our Brain our Biggest Enemy or Strongest Ally for Sustainable Behaviour Change?

How can we transform the way we do business to align profit with purpose, to create shared value?

SVIHK will co-host this session with Humans Matter, specialists in cognitive design, to explore how to accelerate sustainable measurable change.

Participants will be invited to play the Collaborative Game, which leverages cognitive science, to help diagnose what factors hinder or trigger our ability to change and adopt new behaviours, individually and collectively.


Understand the links between our brain and the ability to adopt new behaviours in order to accelerate personal and corporate transformation required to create shared value.

Post-Event Actions

Having understood what factors can develop our ability to take action, delegates can rethink the cognitive strategies they put in place to engage their teams in their corporate sustainable transformation toward shared value.

14:15 – 14:30

Rethinking Business: Redefining Productivity in Value Chain

In the second of three mini sessions on the levels of shared value, SVIHK explores how companies can improve their own business processes though social or environmental innovation by redefining productivity in the value chain.


  • Understand how societal problems add economic costs to a company’s value chain and, consequently, how redefining productivity in the value chain can improve social and environmental conditions whilst improving a company’s bottom line.
  • Learn about opportunities for shared value innovation around inclusive business, increasing employment, quality productivity and differentiation.

Post-Event Actions

Apply shared value thinking to corporate value chains, to implement social and environmental innovations that improve business processes.

14:30 – 16:00

Shared Value Showcase: Practitioner Success Panel

Real world case studies are key to teaching shared value. Join Hong Kong-based shared value practitioners who will discuss their shared value journey. A unique window into their experience practicing shared value in Hong Kong covering their success, challenges, learnings, and more.


  • Open up a candid dialogue and learn about the opportunities and challenges of practicing shared value in Hong Kong.
  • What are the key factors that enabled their shared value success? What were the challenges they faced on their shared value journey?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain actionable insights from Hong Kong shared value practitioners.
  • Learn from case studies to help establish your own business case for shared value.

16:00 – 16:15

Rethinking Business: Enabling Local Cluster Development

In the third of three mini sessions on the levels of shared value, SVIHK explores the connection between a company’s success and its community’s success and the importance of building local cluster development.


  • How are companies innovating collaboratively to catalyse major improvements in the local economy, simultaneously creating growth opportunities?
  • How do companies benefit from strengthening the link between their own success and their community’s success?

Post-Event Actions

Gain actionable insights into this key pillar of shared value practice to build a business case for local cluster development in your company or organisation.

16:15 – 17:30

Redesigning Our Value Systems: Wheel of Fortune

Returning by popular demand, our Wheel of Fortune game show returns to Rethink HK this year, with players from diverse business and impact perspectives as they strive to balance People, Planet & Profit – with your input.


  • Explore the way in which different “systems” – financial, manufacturing, philanthropic – make contrasting decisions on the same scenarios based on value priorities.
  • Analyse the way in which systems of value measurement and impact management are evolving and converging, across management, reporting, investing and more.
  • Gain insight into how to reconcile tensions and start making decisions with a shared value lens.

Post-Event Actions

  • Learn about changing frameworks to measure and communicate value and impact.
  • Understand how evolutions in the private and civil sectors may affect each other.
  • Apply shared value thinking in designing strategies, programmes and metrics with partners.

17:30 – 17:35

Closing Remarks

All sessions are subject to change.