NCR is proud to partner with The South China Morning Post’s Asia Sustainability Conference , which returns once again this year as a virtual conference bringing together business leaders, sustainability practitioners and policy makers from Hong Kong and across the region to discuss and debate how we can change the way we do things today to build back better in order to protect our planet and improve lives and livelihoods. Over the course of three days, experts will deliberate on key issues, growth opportunities and urgent priorities in sustainable investments, sustainable technology, and diversity and inclusion.
NCR Nicole Denholder will moderate the following event:
2:45pm – 3:15pm, August 19
Panel: Investing in generation green for positive impact
Aside from climate change and the economic fallout, the world is seeing cascading crises stemming from the pandemic, which includes health, unemployment, food insecurity, economic disparities, inadequate education systems and much more. Millennial social entrepreneurs are flattening the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic by tackling social problems in marginalised communities or underserved groups. For example, building jobs and skills for “disconnected” youth (out of work and out of school) or delivering necessary supplies (face masks, disinfectant wipes and medicine) to rural families. Although social startups are building a more resilient, inclusive future, they are increasingly faced with financial risks during the pandemic. How can governments, organisations and investors provide the capital and support socially conscious startups needed for social startups to further solve societal problems or fix market failures in a post-covid world? How can social entrepreneurs compete with others for funding, keep investors engaged in the project and convince them a delay in return on investments for a few years is fine? What are some alternative funding routes? How can the emergence of digital social entrepreneurs narrow the digital divide among vulnerable groups? How can we encourage more millennials to enter the social enterprise space?
- This event has passed.
Start TimeAugust 17 @ 8:00 am
End TimeAugust 19 @ 5:00 pm