EARLY BIRD PASS UNTIL 4 SEPT

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).

 

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.

Pamela Leung

Corporate Communications Director

Hong Kong Housing Society

Pamela Leung

Corporate Communications Director

Hong Kong Housing Society

Ms Pamela Leung is a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years of working experience in both public and private sectors. She is overseeing the organisation’s public affairs, external relations, media relations, public engagement, publicity and promotion, branding, public education, CSR and internal communications. Pamela was the President of Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals’ Association in 2015-2018.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

To raise the public awareness of climate change and the associated impacts, and to bring about more active participation in sustainability within the organisation and through community engagement.

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