The DNA of Social Innovation

Seminar: The DNA of Social Innovation

Photo Credit: Nachai Sorasee

“The DNA of Social Innovation” is the first seminar organised by BESGO and we are pleased to have Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) to co-organise this seminar. SVhk, established in 2007, is an Impact Purpose Organisation committed to re-imagining a purpose-driven city. SVhk drives innovative social change for Hong Kong’s urban social challenges through pioneering impact ventures, cultivating a movement of good and orchestrating impact capital.

Aiming at inspiring our participants, the content of the seminar covers today’s major social challenges as well as innovative ways to tackling them.


Time: 18:30 – 20:30, 29 Jan 2021 (Fri)
Venue: via Zoom


  • What urban social challenges do we have in Hong Kong?
  • Can the corporate sector be part of the solution?
  • Business 2.0 and Creating Shared Value
  • The Journey for Social Impact: Francis Ngai and his team
  • Case studies: Green Monday, The Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong Broadband Network
  • Panel sharing: Creating Your Own Journey of Good
    • A group of CUHK alumni coming from different backgrounds (including social entrepreneur, grant maker, team member of a corporation) will share their journey and experience in driving changes and creating social good


Mr. Francis Ngai

Francis Ngai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SVhk. He is the Co-Founder of Green Monday, Playtao Education and RunOurCity.

Francis believes that everyone can be a changemaker. Seeing ‘ME’ as the reflection of ‘WE’, he hopes to bring together more people to re-imagine our city and pursue big dreams to make a difference to the community we live in.

Prior to establishing SVhk, Francis was the Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate in Hong Kong. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong and was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University in 2013. He was selected as one of the 100 Asia Pioneers by The Purpose Economy in 2014, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2012 and one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011.

As an ultra-running veteran, Francis completed The North Pole Marathon in 2013 and the 250-km Gobi March of the 4 Deserts race series in 2012.


All are welcome to join the seminar. Interested party can register for the seminar using the link here on or before 28 Jan 2021.
Link to registration