ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Places with Purpose: Impact Partnerships to Build Prosperous Neighbourhoods for All

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 11:10 - 12:00

Location: Sustainable Communities Theatre

People & Purpose

Overview

From local employment, community arts to people-centric programming, more and more organisations are looking at ‘software’ development as a complement to ‘hardware’ innovations enabled by placemaking to uplift Hong Kong’s neighbourhoods and its communities. How has this place-based approach fared in Hong Kong so far and to what extent is cross-sector partnerships critical to early successes?

Learnings

  • A place-based approach offers a geographic focus to unite local resources to build better social and economic prospects. Why does this matter and how can this approach be applied as a business strategy to co-create more prosperous and inclusive neighbourhoods?
  • What are the secret ingredients to unlocking successful and effective cross-sector collaborations at a district level?
  • Which local neighbourhoods may serve as strong local models of impactful place-based partnerships, and which ones may require more attention in the future development of Hong Kong?

Post Event Actions

  • Rethinking opportunities for place-based impact: what are the needs specific to the local communities closest to your base of operations?
  • Rethinking actions in place: how can your organisation take action to address local needs and thrive together with the local community?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy / Co-Founder

Social Ventures Hong Kong / COSMOS

Florence Cheng

Head of Impact Strategy / Co-Founder

Social Ventures Hong Kong / COSMOS

​​Florence Cheng is the Head of Impact Strategy at Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) and Co-Founder of COSMOS, its corporate impact consultancy arm. She is an experienced social leader dedicated to driving business and community partnerships, including the Community Resilience Fund (award-winning bridging loan facility for social enterprises) and Business with Purpose (an impact movement to advance businesses as a force for good).

 

Leo Chan

Service Development Manager

Woopie Social Enterprises

Leo Chan

Service Development Manager

Woopie Social Enterprises

Mr Leo Chan is the Service Development Manager of Woopie Social Enterprises / Woopie Foundation, and is responsible for identifying local community service needs as well as exploring potential service models in line with Woopie’s vision including but not limited to high-quality community care and diversified support services for the elderly ageing in place.

My Sustainable Development Goals for 2022:

A sustainable innovation-based service model is fundamental to the development of the elderly care service sector in facing the opportunities and challenges of a super-aged society.

Virginie Goethals

Managing Director and Co-Founder

RUN HK

Virginie Goethals

Managing Director and Co-Founder

RUN HK

Virginie Goethals is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of RUN Hong Hong. The organization focuses on on trauma rehabilitation through sport and education for the most vulnerable refugees and aims at creating an inclusive and diverse society in Hong Kong and beyond.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I hope to support pathways that lead to cross sector partnerships that promote diversity and inclusion in Hong Kong leading to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Vickie Ho

Director of Communications

Rosewood Hong Kong

Vickie Ho

Director of Communications

Rosewood Hong Kong

A seasoned communication professional from the luxury and fashion industries. Before Rosewood, Vickie co-created engaging experiences and digital content with creatives and brands in Lane Crawford; and rolled out its Sustainability programme globally. In 2020, she joined Rosewood Hong Kong and launched the Business-meets-purpose BluHouse restaurant and local empowerment initiatives.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I believe in buying less fast fashion and wearing clothes more before throwing away. Bring their own mug for coffee and reduce single use paper cups.

Dr Carmen Ng

General Manager (Elderly Services)

Hong Kong Housing Society

Dr Carmen Ng

General Manager (Elderly Services)

Hong Kong Housing Society

Dr Carmen Ng is a senior social work executive with broad experience in strategic planning, stakeholder management, service development and operations. Carmen is responsible for formulating strategies and overseeing the operations of elderly housing and related services of the organisation. Prior to that, Carmen had held leadership roles in various social services organisations to steer the development of new service models to respond to the changing needs of the society.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To promote social sustainability through fostering intergenerational solidarity, the younger and older generation shall be brought together to maximise social capital, in order to improve quality of life of all ages.

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