CREATIVE COLLISION defies description, which is why we always use the term “non-conference”. It’s a forum for discussion, a platform for ideas exchange, a stage for speaking and a sandpit for experimentation, ideation and creativity. Most of all however, it is a place where large and small businesses, NGOs and social innovators, academia and government can meet to spark ideas and forge unlikely partnerships. We have turned to the session leaders themselves for their key takeaways, asking them how their learnings from the 2020 event can be used to build back better with Shared Value.
ReThink, Hong Kong’s sustainability forum held 28-29 October, set itself a high bar by asking from the outset, how can we help businesses accelerate change towards a more sustainable future? Moderated by SVPHK CEO Gaëlle Loiseau, the panel 'Effective partnerships with positive impact on Hong Kong's ecosystem’, dug deep into this question by focusing on the ‘how’, and recognising that attempting change at scale in isolation is futile unless players join together for greater impact and intentional Shared Value.
We’re proud and very excited that two Shared Value Project Hong Kong Members are winners of the 2020 Shared Value Awards. Adrian Cheng, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-Chairman at New World Development Company Limited has been named Shared Value Champion, while SUEZ NWS received the Shared Value Project of the Year to Watch for their work on the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.
With a strong presence of 45+ years in Greater China, SUEZ NWS is a preferred partner in helping authorities and industrial clients develop water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimise their resource management and strengthen their environment and economic performances. By joining SVPHK, SUEZ NWS can leverage our expertise to strive for solutions on societal problems and address community need together with other members of SVPHK.
There’s a new business movement percolating in Hong Kong which is causing companies, large and small, to re-think how and why they will operate in a post-pandemic society. The concept of embedding purpose, as well as profit, in business strategy has been introduced to members of the British Chamber of Commerce by the Hong Kong chapter of a global initiative which has grown out of Harvard Business School.
AMTD Group has been a pioneer in cultivating Hong Kong’s innovation entrepreneurship and contributing to Hong Kong’s society through its proprietary SpiderNet ecosystem. By joining Shared Value Project Hong Kong, AMTD will have the opportunity to share its experience and resources with other business leaders and practitioners who are implementing Shared Value strategies to jointly propel Shared Value adoption in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.
AXA ‘Mind Health’ Programme is Hong Kong’s first end-to-end mental health programme for corporations, designed to improve the mental wellbeing of employees by bridging gaps in knowledge, trust and support.
In 2018, Novetex launched The Billie System in Tai Po, Hong Kong. With this sustainable initiative, the company upcycles textile waste into new yarn, thereby creating competitive advantage while addressing a pressing environmental issue.
By aligning profit with purpose, Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) aims to capture 3% of the US$7 billion global hazelnut market and expects to significantly increase the income of 15% of Bhutan’s population.
On 27 Nov., we convened CREATIVE COLLISION 2019, our first non-conference and largest tri-sector event yet, bringing together business, civil society, public sector and social innovation leaders to spark Shared Value action. More than 130 people attended, not counting volunteers (our de facto youth delegates), well exceeding our expectations. This was the first time we truly brought together our business community with our social innovation partners and public followers, with resoundingly positive feedback.