Building the “Scale Infrastructure” for Social Innovation and Community Resilience Open Forum cum Project Showcase
2nd December 2022 (Friday)
14:30 - 17:30

As the world is getting more and more complex and uncertain, communities around the globe are struggling to pursue transformational changes in meeting various sustainability challenges. Apart from nurturing social entrepreneurship and innovative solutions, developing and strengthening the “scale infrastructure”—institutions, practices, ideas and people—that helps scale up innovative ideas into social impact is of major importance.  Over the past decade, there have been significant efforts worldwide to develop and enhance the “scale infrastructure”, as manifested in the emergence of venture philanthropy, the proliferation of impact investment programmes, the formation of collaborative platforms and networks, the application of business practices to the social sector such as social sector franchising, and the creation of new forms of cross-sector collaboration such as the Social Impact Bond.

As a closing event for the Social Innovations for Sustainable Communities (SISC) Programme, this Open Forum aims to bring insights from experiences of scaling social innovation in Hong Kong, to reflect upon what has been attained, and to explore strategies for further enhancing the scale infrastructure. Also, to celebrate the SISC Programme’s successful incubation of Sustainability Catalyzers, the teams that were incubated and supported by the Programme will exhibit their works and impact in the Project Showcase. Participants are encouraged to join the Immersion Workshops organized by the teams to gain a deeper understanding of their missions and social innovation journeys, and to explore collaboration opportunities.

Event Details 

Date:2 December 2022 (Friday)
Time:2:30 – 5:30 pm
Venue:Yuet Ming Auditorium, The University of Hong Kong
Language:Cantonese, supplemented with sign language

Chit-Chat Session and Interactive Dialogue

Guest Speakers

Dr Anthony NG
Trustee, WYNG Foundation

Mr Charles CHONG
Chairman, We R Family Foundation Ltd

Ms Danielle TSUI
Senior Vice President, Customer Proposition & Ecosystem Partnership
Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC


Professor Wai-Fung LAM
Director, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, HKU


Project Showcase and Immersion Workshops *

Project Showcase
Time :     13:00 – 17:00

Immersion Workshops
Time :     16:30 – 17:30

*Only forum participants are eligible to attend. (Admission is free and quotas will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)

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