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Community Business is a small, professionally-run, independent organisation with big aspirations. Our business model is one which creates a multiplier effect in the community:   through our work with companies, we raise awareness, articulate the business case, and systemically change the way businesses work and think.  This helps them to be more responsible, inclusive, and successful, which enhances the positive impact they have on society.

We receive no government funding, and your financial support will go a long way towards helping us sustain our work and make Asia a better, more inclusive community.  Your donation will support our mission-driven work in these key areas:

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 1. Investing in and Supporting Local Communities

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ENGAGE Hong Kong

brings together community partners and businesses to enable socio-economically disadvantaged secondary school students aged 16¡V18 to become upwardly mobile through mentorship, personal and soft skills development, and career exploration.

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Since 2008, the programme has supported 408 student mentees, created 390 volunteer mentor opportunities and provided 204 work placements through the participation of 32 companies.

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"I believe that it is important that each of us be given opportunities in life. It is just immense joy to see the achievement or positive changes to an individual given the right exposure and guidance.

-- Jing Wong, 2012 Mentor

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"Through the corporate visits, I discovered my career interest and will now pursue a career in the technology industry.
-- 2014 Mentee from Lantau Island

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Business Action on Poverty - Step Up!

An initiative born out of the ¡¥Business Action on Poverty¡¦ Campaign, Step UP! was created for businesses to contribute to the reduction of poverty by enabling disadvantaged unemployed young adults to gain the confidence, skills, and opportunities that are required to secure sustained employment, thus helping them to break out of the cycle of generational poverty.

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The Impact of the pilot programme was significant

  • 65% of these young people obtained full-time employment by the end of the six month programme

  • 81% of participants believed the programme has a lasting positive impact in their lives

  • 94% of participants believed the programme helped them to better understand their career aspirations

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¡§After completing Form 5, I had a few sales jobs but would quit after a few months. I didn¡¦t have any direction for my life and had very low self-esteem. Step UP! helped me regain my confidence and inspired me to take responsibility for my life. I have now secured job that I enjoy.¡¨

-- Yip Wing Sum (24 Years Old, Step UP! trainee)

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¡§As a mentor, I was surprised to get so much out of the programme myself. The training provided helped me to better understand the needs of the participants and I¡¦ve learned to see things from different perspectives. My listening skills have also improved.¡§

-- Camila Chan (Biz Development Coordinator, Baker & McKenzie)

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 2. Tackling Inequality in the Workplace

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Hong Kong LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index

We have been at the forefront of promoting LGBT issues in the workplace. After many years of campaigning, raising awareness of the importance of LGBT inclusion and collaborating with key partners, we have launched Asia¡¦s first and only benchmark on LGBT workplace inclusion practices and initiatives in Asia.

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In addition to recognising and acknowledging those companies that are leading the way, the Index provides companies with a credible tool by which to assess and communicate their progress on LGBT workplace inclusion in Hong Kong and to drive best practice adoption.

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Diversity on Boards Campaign

We have long campaigned that diversity in the workplace and in the boardroom are essential to sustainable business success. Our strategy builds on this belief and is based around three key pillars:

  • Broadened our focus from 'women on boards' to "diversity on boards"

  • Extend our reach from 50 Hang Seng listed companies to all 1500+ listed companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

  • Foster coordinated and collection action

Our flagship Women on Boards research has put the spotlight on the issue since 2009 - compiling a Women on Boards League Table showing

the performance of Hong Kong¡¦s leading companies on Hang Seng Index, highlighting the key statistics and calling for Hong Kong¡¦s Chairmen recognise the business imperative for higher representation of women in the boardroom.

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 3. Ensuring Happy, Healthy and Engaged Employees

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Work-Life Balance Campaign

engages the business sector by raising Work-Life Balance as a business issue and for nine years running, Community Business has conducted research into the state of WLB in Hong Kong. The annual signature campaign ¡§Work-Life Balance Week¡¨ brings together about 200 companies across the Asia region which pledge to implement strategies that improve the work-life balance of their employees. 

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 4. Promoting Social Inclusion

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Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment

Community Business has been driving a long-term ¡¥Building Disability Confidence¡¦ campaign. By focusing our efforts on highlighting the business imperative, changing mindsets and helping companies build their capability to employ and do business with disabled people, we are working with companies in the Asia region to build ¡¥disability confidence¡¦.

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Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment as part of the campaign aims to build the confidence of students with disabilities, guide companies who are committed to employing talent with disabilities, and get them together to remove barriers to inclusion and build more sustainable employment opportunities for disabled talents.

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¡§I feel very lucky to have an opportunity to join the event. The event is very meaningful and it is really an unforgettable experience. Through this event, I met with many mangers and express myself to them.¡¨

-- Toby Lau (Hearing impaired Graduate from The Hong Kong  Polytechnic University )

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¡§AI think for any company who's thinking about employing people with disabilities, this is a great first step to learn more and to become involved...you go out there, you experiment, you learn."

-- Stephen Golden (Head of Global Leadership & Diversity, Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs)

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 5. Building Responsible Business Leadership
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Membership Networks

Community Business establishes various membership networks with unique focus, providing platforms for companies and organisations which are committed to progressing responsible business practices in Hong Kong to exchange inspirational ideas, learn and share best practices, address challenges, and take action together to drive social change by harnessing the power of business.

  • Responsible Business Network

  • Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN)

  • Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network for India (DIAN India)

  • Community Builders Network

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Apart from monetary donation, we also welcome donation in kind (e.g. pro-bono services, volunteers, venue hosts, etc.).

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If your company wishes to sponsor the above mentioned initiatives, please contact info@communitybusiness.org.

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Your donation to Community Business will be professionally managed and carefully allocated to make a difference both here in the Hong Kong and across Asia.

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