20 Jun 2018
Let's Make a real impact!
Community Business is a proud supporter of MWYO's panel discussion and presentation on Volunteering 2.0.
The best businesses fulfill their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in many different ways, but probably the most effective means is to engage employees to volunteer and give back to society. This is especially true with young employees, whose energy and drive can often make a significant impact through their community service. The challenge for businesses is to understand their young employees and what they want from volunteering, leverage their passion and interest, and channel it all towards meaningful volunteering.
At this event, we will share with participants trends and new norms in the youth volunteering landscape in Hong Kong. We will highlight the various volunteering patterns among youth nowadays: from token volunteering to purpose-driven service; from purely-altruistic acts to incentive-based online platforms. With this background, we will offer ideas for businesses on how to improve the corporate volunteering experience for their young employees, whether this is conducted independently or in collaboration with other community partners, and create a real impact together.
Who should attend:
Middle to senior level business leaders in the fields of CSR, human resources, corporate affairs, campus recruitment and marketing with the responsibility to drive their companies’ volunteering engagement programme / philanthropy / community investment strategies.
Presentation, Panel Discussion, Small Group Discussions
Please register before 10 June 2018.
MWYO is a youth-oriented think tank founded by Mr. Ming Wai Lau. The organisation aims to listen to Hong Kong’s youth, and channel their views and concerns into the public policy making process. MWYO have been conducting innovative youth-related research projects since 2015. There findings have been presented or submitted to the Government, secondary schools, tertiary institutions, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders. Going forward, MWYO will continue to generate knowledge and discourse to support Hong Kong’s youth development, in ways that are innovative and authentic to our young people.
Ming Wai LaumoreDirector, MWYO
Fern NGaimoreCEO, Community Business
Woo Pat-NiemorePartner, Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG
Fion LeungmoreCo-Founder, Time Auction
Ming Wai Lau
CEO, Community Business
Fern joined Community Business 5 years ago and under her leadership, the organisation has expanded its products and services, established a subsidiary in India, and has launched the groundbreaking Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and annual Awards. Fern is a Steering Committee member of the 30% Club Hong Kong which believes in collaborative, concerted business-led efforts to help accelerate progress towards gender parity on Hong Kong corporate boards. She was also a finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award.
Originally from Canada, Fern has 40 years of broad experience in financial services, technology, change management, and in workplace diversity and community programmes. She held leadership roles in the human resources, technology and operations, governance, and corporate affairs functions at Standard Chartered Bank and was its first diversity and inclusion champion for Hong Kong. She volunteers as a board director of KELY Support Group, a Hong Kong charity dedicated to supporting young people.
Partner, Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG
Co-Founder, Time Auction
Started as a side project in 2014, Time Auction quickly gained traction among generous donors and young adults. Over 18,000 volunteer hours were raised to date featuring mentors including Allan Zeman, Anson Chan and many more visionaries from all walks of life.
Prior to Time Auction, Fion was Product Evangelist at Notey, a media platform that was featured as "15 of the Fastest Growing Startups Flying Under the Radar" by Business Insider. Fion started her career at Barclays after graduating from HKUST with a degree in Business Administration.