Bridging the Social Entrepreneurs and Investors:
Social Investment and Impact Assessment – A European Experience

Introduction:

This workshop will focus on the European experience in social investment and impact assessment by showcasing the example of Le Comptoir de l’Innovation (CDI)* under a renowned social enterprise in France — Groupe SOS. Acting as a mediator, CDI has developed its own assessment method: the CDI Ratings to bridge the communication between investors and social entrepreneurs to facilitate fundraising. Under such rating system, both measurable financial criteria and non- financial criteria have been selected for assessment based on the type of structure and the sector of activity of the social enterprises involved. It helps the social enterprises to illustrate not just their financial performance but also their contribution to social impact to the investors effectively.

Date: February 25, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 9:30am – 12:45pm
Venue: Room 202, 2/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchi, HK
Speaker: Ms Anne-Sophie Do, Program Director of Groupe SOS
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Hong Kong Future Camp 2014

Introduction:

In recent years, many NGOs and charity bodies have been trying hard to provide a variety of food assistance services like ‘food bank’, ‘hot meals’, ‘discounted bulk purchase’ and ‘food recycling projects’. ‘Food assistance’ has been adopted as a means to mobilize community resources and as a solution to assist the low income families.

However, these scattered and individual initiatives may not be significant enough to meet the huge demand from the needy effectively. How can we better leverage these community resources and consolidate the wisdoms of different stakeholders? How can we effectively allocate the food resources to the needy?

‘Future Camp’ is a new attempt to ignite social innovation. We have invited GroupeSOS, a renowned social enterprise in France, to share experiences on social innovation and food assistance project in the Future Camp.

Event highlight:

  • Pre-camp visits to understand the real community needs and current food assistance projects (‘Brother Ming’s self-initiated food distribution platform, Feeding HK, St. James’ Settlement, Food Angel)
  • Keynote speech delivered by GroupeSOS, a renowned social enterprise in France
  • Cross-sectoral networking session to brainstorm solutions to the food problem
  • Social impact assessment and mock up stimulation on social investment
Date: Pre-camp visits – Feb 21, 2014 (Friday)
please refer to the registration form for details Keynote speech and deliberation day – Feb 22, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: 3/F., Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Capacity: 60
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SROI Workshop

Introduction:

In recent years, there has been a growing public concern towards the effectiveness of social service. Many NGOs and donors would also like to have a more objective standard to assess the effectiveness of the social service so that their investment on the service can be more cost-effective.

This workshop will introduce to participants the core questions behind 'social impact'. It will be a practical session in which participants will be guided on how they would answer these questions from their own situations and challenges. It will introduce the main issues and then work through an example at the same time as participants apply the method to their own situation. At each stage, the workshop will review the main practical challenges, the judgments practitioners will need to make and the potential costs. The benefits for better decision making at each stage will also be explored.

Date: February 25, 2013 (Monday)
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Room 202, 2/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchi, HK
Speaker: Jeremy Nicholls, the chief executive of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Network
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Regional Dialogue

Introduction:

In Asia, more and more social organizations or NGOs are increasingly aware of the importance of accounting for the value of their efforts in making positive impacts on the society. This is a dialogue session during the Social Enterprise Summit for exchange of experiences in the promotion of SIA in their countries/regions. The purpose of the session is to build an initial network among like-minded in Asia while identifying valuable practice wisdoms in the region for further advancement in this endeavor.

Date: November 28, 2012
Time:

15:30 – 18:00

Venue: Lecture Hall, the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong. 4/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15, Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Speaker:  
Japan Mr Ken Ito, Keio University
Thailand Mr Sunit Shrestha, ChangeFusion
Singapore Ms Patsian Low, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Taiwan Ms Chiu Yun Chin, National Taiwan University
Hong Kong Dr C.K. Law, The University of Hong Kong
  Mr Mingles Tsoi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  Mr Ming Wong, Social Investors’ Club
  Ms Yvonne Yeung, Hong Kong YWCA
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