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Redefining CSR Through Community Connections

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:15 - 12:30

Location: Change Makers Stage

Redefining Value

Overview

Corporates are increasingly redefining CSR, whether by making social purpose part of their business model or supporting impact-based corporate volunteering initiatives. Community Connections is a programme that connects corporates with social impact organisations to drive systems change. Corporates can enhance employee engagement while employees can develop their leadership and accelerate personal and career growth.

Learnings

  • How did Community Connections start in 2015? Why did the founding companies/Corporate Committee engage FSI to take over the Community Connections Program in 2020?
  • How does Community Connections differ from other kinds of skills-based volunteering opportunities typically offered to corporate employees?
  • How does Community Connections benefit the Program’s Social Impact Partners? How did the partnership with Corporate Participant start, and what was the positive outcome?
  • How does Corporate Participants’ participation in the Community Connections Program benefit their career and personal growth?
  • What is needed for skills-based volunteering to effectively drive change in our society?

Post Event Actions

  • For corporates: Explore how Community Connections can help your company drive systems change in the society, enhance employee engagement and support employees’ personal and career growth
  • For individuals: Communicate Community Connections to your CSR colleagues for opportunities to start impact-based corporate volunteering

Speakers

MODERATOR

Winnie Tam

Client Relationship Manager

PwC

Winnie Tam

Client Relationship Manager

PwC

Winnie is Client Relationship Manager at PwC responsible for enhancing client experience across China. Previously, she was a headhunter covering financial services, and worked at the Bank of East Asia’s facilitating cross-border corporate loans. Besides, she volunteers for NGOs in an advisory capacity and for youth programmes as a mentor/coach.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Enable young adults to seek for better careers through increased creativity and higher resilience
  • Improve employee experience

David Bishop

Associate Professor of Teaching

The University of Hong Kong and Foundation for Shared Impact

David Bishop

Associate Professor of Teaching

The University of Hong Kong and Foundation for Shared Impact

David Bishop is a multi-award winning educator within the HKU Business School, and an active participant in the social impact scene.

Emma Elias

Responsible Business Manager

Clifford Chance

Emma Elias

Responsible Business Manager

Clifford Chance

Emma Elias is based in Hong Kong as the Asia Pacific Responsible Business Manager at leading international law firm Clifford Chance. Her remit includes the firm’s Asia Pacific pro bono, philanthropy and community outreach, and diversity and inclusion programmes.

Estella Huang

CEO

Children's Medical Foundation

Estella Huang

CEO

Children's Medical Foundation

Estella Huang Lung is CEO of Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF), and a founding Governor of The Women’s Foundation. At CMF, she leads programs bringing underprivileged families access to medical care, reducing preventable death and strengthening healthcare systems. Her initiatives also aim to inspire leadership and sustainability for the next generation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Scale impact through Every Baby Rescued to reach more of the 50 million families in need through our sustainable program and impact investing.