CREATIVE COLLISION 2019 was a huge success. Please view below the highlights of the day:

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Hong Kong’s society and economy are undeniably at a crossroads in 2019, demanding action through social innovation more than ever. Globally, as the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 deadline approaches, expectations for private sector leadership also continue to rise.

In this climate, how can the business community innovate faster and collaborate better with other stakeholders, to transition to inclusive, sustainable growth? As leading CEOs champion “stakeholder value” beyond shareholder profit, how do we truly align purpose and profit to create Shared Value?

SVIHK invites you to the first CREATIVE COLLISION on 27 November 2019 – our largest event yet, convening business, civil society, public sector and social innovation leaders in a highly interactive “non-conference” to accelerate Shared Value action. Rarely do these tri-sector worlds collide with the necessary (co-)creative energy to spark something bigger and empower participants.

Designed unconventionally to break through 8 common challenges and build capacity for Creating Shared Value, this unique experience will help participants deliver greater impact through new business models and uncommon connections.


  • Top local CSV visionaries, practitioners and social innovation leaders
  • 7 interactive sessions, 2 parallel tracks, incl. game, Shark Tank, simulation
  • Each session tackles one of 8 Challenges of activating Shared Value:

                                  💥  LEADERSHIP                     💥  TALENT

                                  💥 COLLABORATION             💥  FRAGMENTATION

                                  💥 NEGOTIATION                   💥 ADOPTION

                                  💥  COMMUNICATION          💥  FINANCING

  • Senior executives striving toward inclusive, sustainable business strategies and/or struggling with Shared Value culture change in your teams
  • Business leaders (any function, any level) striving to change your company’s social impact approach, or seeking CSV resources, training and networks
  • Intrapreneurial employees with ideas for impactful products and services
  • Any social changemakers and practitioners keen to evolve your corporate partnerships, including social enterprise & NGO leaders, network builders
  • Academic-practitioners and youth leaders active in social innovation
  • Public sector representatives from government agencies, publicly funded institutions and think tanks keen to push enabling policies and partnerships


Morning Session
at Explorium, Lai Chi Kok 

Challenge of Leadership

What does progressive business leadership in Hong Kong look like? How do we build a more inclusive society and sustainable economy with the next generations? Moving to CSV requires visionary, risk-taking leadership from the top – whether for one new product, or as an organisation longer term. Broadly, social innovation also demands fresh thinking and frame-breaking changemakers – especially youth.

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Martina Mok, Head of Programmes & Partnerships, SVIHK
  • WISER: Stan Tang, Chairman, Stan Group
  • BOLDER: Arnold Chan, Founder & CEO, Teach For Hong Kong
  • CHAIR’S WELCOME (by video): Gordon Watson, CEO, AXA Asia & Chair, SVIHK

Challenge of Talent

It’s time to shake up the power dynamic. This time, the executive will interview the younger employee on their visions, experience, ambitions, expectations. How must business adapt and evolve to changing needs, constraints and opportunities – coming from shifting demographics, changing environment, morphing social fabric?

  • Ravinder Chhabra, Managing Director – Financial Services Hong Kong Lead, Accenture
  • Michelle Chan, Business Development Manager, Enactus Hong Kong

Break with refreshments

Challenge of Collaboration

One table; four leaders from business, NGO, government, social innovation. Everyone says we need to collaborate more between sectors, but do we even speak the same language and understand each other? Why haven’t current forms of “partnership” worked? What must we do differently to accelerate progress, break through sticking points, and redesign systems to truly serve end-users in society?

  • Government: Dr Jane Lee, Chairperson, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force 
  • Business: Peter Herbert, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC
  • Social Innovation: Dr KK Tse, Co-founder, B Lab HK & Macau
  • NGO: Jo Hayes, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong
  • Moderated by Martina Mok, Head of Programmes & Partnerships, SVIHK

Challenge of Fragmentation

Hong Kong’s social enterprise community is rapidly growing and maturing, taking the lion share of “social innovation” while big business is just coming to the table as they see market opportunities. Everyone will hear 6 diverse “corporate-ready” impact venture founders tell you their stories in 2 minutes flat. Bid just one hour of your time if you want to learn more, partner, fund, mentor, refer, share.

  • 6 impact venture / social enterprise founders to be revealed
  • Nominating Partner Organisations include Agorize, Dream Impact, Social Entrepreneurs Meetup HK, Techstars Startup Weekend & others
  • Run in the style of live auction

Lunch & Afternoon Sessions
at Explorium, Lai Chi Kok 

Lunch provided with options.

See below for TRACK A & B details for your selection.

  • Gaëlle Loiseau, CEO, Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong
  • Closing remarks by global Shared Value affiliates: Shared Value Initiative (U.S.), Shared Value Project (Australia), Shared Value Africa Initiative and Shared Value Initiative India

Open networking with refreshments provided.

Invitation only for speakers, sponsors and VIPs



Participants can choose from one of 2 afternoon tracks, detailed below:

5A. Case Sharing &  6A. 2030 SDGs Game

On Challenge of Negotiation & Challenge of Adoption

💥  Join TRACK { A } if you want to learn (through play):

CASE SHARING — Quota: 48 seats

  • How did two Hong Kong companies in different industries design new business models that address unmet social needs and environmental waste?
  • How can your organisation kickstart a Shared Value business project and strategically partner with stakeholders for impact?
  • Moderated by Vince Siu, Founder & CEO, Epiphany; Vice-Curator, WEF Global Shapers, Hong Kong Hub
  • Corporate: Garrick Lau, Co-Founder & CEO, G for Good (under New World Development)
  • Corporate: Ronna Chao, Chair, Novetex Textiles
  • Social Innovation: Lehui Liang, Head of Purpose Capital, Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk)

2030 SDGs GAME 

  • Can we achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? What happens when everyone works to their own interests?
  • Moderated by Carol Yeung, Founder & Managing Director, iNNOVGoals; Certified Facilitator of 2030 SDGs Game (& team)

5B.Stakeholder Simulation  &  6B. Shark Tank

On Challenge of Communication & Challenge of Financing

💥  Join TRACK { B } if you want to learn:


  • How do we communicate corporate purpose and Shared Value stories credibly to diverse stakeholder groups with unique demands and critiques?
  • How can our company be bold and experimental in tackling complex issues, while protecting our reputation and managing risks at the same time?
  • Moderated by Rachel Catanach, President & Senior Partner, Greater China, FleishmanHillard


  • Given the US$4 trillion annual gap in financing needed to achieve the SDGs by 2030, how do we convince external investors and internal funders, and all the skeptics, that our Shared Value idea is worthy of investment?
  • What are common pitfalls when asking for investment and endorsement of impact ventures? How can you sell the business case for an idea and create opportunities for yourself, your business and/or like-minded partners?
  • Judge: Viktor Berglind, Advisor, Lab of Labs; Board Director, Foodlink Foundation
  • Judge: Kenny Cheung, Programme Executive, The Yeh Family Philanthropy
  • Judge: Ronie Mak, Managing Director, RS Group
  • Judge: Jonathan Ngan, VP Legal, Barclays
  • MC: Thomas Huang, APAC Partnerships Lead, Agorize
  • 2 [external] impact venture founders to be revealed on the day: Circular retail startup & adult literacy tech startup
  • [Internal] CSV intrapreneur pitcher(s) to be revealed on the day
  • Run in the style of a live TV game show




Our venue sponsor in Lai Chi Kok, an emerging hub of social innovation in Hong Kong:

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