In Hong Kong, there are already knowledgeable, experienced and credible practitioners in the social innovation field. Engaging some of these as “intermediaries” will enable the Fund to leverage their experience and networks to help find and nurture budding entrepreneurs who seek to innovate by integrating social impact into the businesses they create.
Representatives of intermediaries share their views on SIE Fund and the development of the social innovation ecosystem:
- Hoi-wai Chua, CEO of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service
- K.K. Ling, Director of Design Institute for Social Innovation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Yvette Yeh Fung, Chair of The Yeh Family Philanthropy Limited
- Darius Yuen, Founder of SOW (Asia) Foundation Ltd