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Transformative Partnerships: How Corporates Collaborate to Accelerate Change

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 13:15 - 14:00

Location: Sustainable Partnership Theatre

People & Purpose

Overview

We live in an increasingly interconnected world where socio-economic challenges are too big and complex to solve alone. How can we activate cross-sector partnerships for systemic change and sustainable growth?

Learnings

  • ­The role of businesses in fostering and activating social change
  • Partnerships are often time-consuming to build and grow. What are the biggest challenges in forging strong partnerships and how may corporates seek to overcome them?
  • How we better find common language and common goals within and between business and social ecosystems to accelerate the speed of change moving forward?

Post Event Actions

  • ­Rethinking existing partnerships
  • To what extent do you share the same problems or a common vision for the future?
  • How can you build on existing collaborations and harness respective strengths and core competencies to create shared value for all?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Francis Ngai

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Social Ventures Hong Kong

Mr. Francis Ngai is the Founder of Social Ventures Hong Kong. As an Impact Designer for cities of the future, he has founded and incubated hundreds of social innovation projects since 2007, with an innovation portfolio that spans Hong Kong’s first venture philanthropy fund, notable social start-ups (Green Monday, Light Be social housing, Hatch co-working factory, COMM,ON community clubhouse, Playtao Education), and next generation impact talent programmes (Creative Beings youth apprenticeship, House of Social Innovators impact holidays and the Social Leaders Programme).

In order to empower the ecosystem of NewUrban movements like “Purpose Business & Start-up”, “Exponential Philanthropy”, “Impact Storytelling” and more, Francis founded SONOVA and COSMOS together with co-partners within SVhk. They provide professional services on impact and communications advisory, capacity building and collaboration support to corporates, foundations, SPOs and the public sector.

Bonnie Chan

Associate Director - Corporate Social Investment and Talent Experience

HKBN Group

Bonnie Chan

Associate Director - Corporate Social Investment and Talent Experience

HKBN Group

Joined the Company in 2007 and has had exposure in various talent engagement initiatives including talent management, learning and development and administration. Since 2015, after taking the role of Head of CSI, she made a paradigm shift from corporate social responsibility to a corporate social investment approach and guide HKBN’s purpose to do good.

Diane Cheung

Managing Director 

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Diane Cheung

Managing Director 

Compass Group Hong Kong Limited

Diane Cheung is currently the Managing Director of Compass Group Hong Kong Limited , a leading global contract caterer with 70+ clients locations in HK and serving 5 millions + meal per year. She actively leads the acceleration of integrating green menu into our business model as being an ethical and responsible business making a positive impact has always remained the highest priority.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting our people, clients and consumers in recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, through our innovative, sustainable and nutritious catering services for the workplaces and schools.

Isabella Carvalho Silva

Director of Strategic Ventures, Group Strategy & Corporate Development

AIA

Isabella Carvalho Silva

Director of Strategic Ventures, Group Strategy & Corporate Development

AIA

As a Director of Strategic Ventures at AIA, Isabella develops strategic partnerships and investments in Digital Platforms, Tech and Health & Wellness companies, “bridging the gap” between incumbents and innovators.

Her experience in LATAM, Asia and Europe made her passionate about diversity and the power of empathy in driving positive outcomes.