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20 Jun 2018

Volunteering 2.0

Let's Make a real impact!

Description

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.

Format

Presentation, Panel Discussion, Small Group Discussions

Please register before 10 June 2018. 

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About MWYO

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.

Event Speakers

  • Ming Wai Lau

    Ming Wai Lau

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    Director, MWYO
  • Fern NGai

    Fern NGai

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    CEO, Community Business
  • Woo Pat-Nie

    Woo Pat-Nie

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    Partner, Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG
  • Fion Leung

    Fion Leung

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    Co-Founder, Time Auction

Director, MWYO

Ming Wai Lau

Ming Wai Lau is the Director of MWYO, a youth-oriented think tank. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Youth Development Commission. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation, a Council Member of the City University of Hong Kong, a non-official member of the Commission on Poverty, a non-official member of the Commission on Strategic Development, and a member of the Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. He is awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) for his meritorious public and community service in 2017.

CEO, Community Business

Fern NGai

Fern Ngai is Chief Executive Officer of Community Business, a Hong Kong based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices. With fifteen years of experience in harnessing the power of business to drive social change, Community Business has an established reputation as a thought leader and trusted partner in corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion in Asia. Community Business conducts pioneering research, facilitates networks and events, leads campaigns and provides training and consultancy.
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

Woo Pat-Nie

Pat is a Partner of Business Reporting and Sustainability at KPMG who oversees Corporate Social Responsibility as well as being a core member of the KPMG China Steering Committee on Climate Change & Sustainability (“CC&S”).Pat currently serves on the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) on their Sustainable Business Network Task Force on Banking and Finance. He is also in the market development committee of the Financial Services Development Council (“FSDC”) where he is supporting the government’s initiative to develop the green finance ecosystem and he is also a founding member of Hong Kong’s Green Finance Taskforce. He currently also serves as the Chairman of the CSR Committee at American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Energy and Environmental Committee at the British Chamber of Commerce.

Co-Founder, Time Auction

Fion Leung

Fion is Co-founder of Time Auction, a charity featuring inspiring mentors while encouraging volunteerism.
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.

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