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.
With the pandemic’s centre of gravity moving away from Asia, the region has begun to celebrate positive trends in the fight against COVID-19. A significant milestone has been for our colleagues across Asia to return to the office. As we approached this process, we recognised that the pandemic has also put renewed pressure on longstanding concerns over mind health, including in the workplace.
G For Good believes doing good is a fundamental value and aims to reinject purpose into business, a subsidiary of New World Development, co-founded by Adrian Cheng and Garrick Lau, G For Good advocates and supports various social innovation projects, including to provide resources in discovering, developing and incubating social entrepreneurial projects, organise conferences and workshops to spread Creating Shared Value in the community.
On World Mental Health Day on 10 Oct. 2019, corporate Members of Shared Value Project Hong Kong (SVPHK) announced a collective pledge to improve mental well-being in their workplaces and reduce stigma on mental health topics in Hong Kong. Pledging Members include Accenture, AIA Hong Kong, AXA, Barclays, EY, Nestlé, Tricor Group and The Executive Centre, representing prominent businesses in Hong Kong from diverse industries and with large workforces and customer bases.