Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 2pm
Venue: Good Lab, L1, The Sparkle,
500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon
At TED in 2013, activist & fundraiser Dan Pallotta delivered a ground-breaking talk, since been viewed by a global audience of over 3.4 million people that fundamentally challenges the way we look at charity, philanthropy, and ultimately leadership.
In his talk he calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world.
Real change, however, is only going to happen if we are able to move beyond siloed industry conversations and begin to rethink how we look at both philanthropy & leadership as a web of cross-sectoral synergies across business, government, and non-profit / social enterprise initiatives. It will also happen if leaders are informed by and have experiences across different industries or sectors whether sequentially over their careers, or simultaneously through their work cutting across sectors.
Mr. Leong Cheung: Executive Director, Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Ms. Mo Yee Lam: Joint Head of Corporate Finance Group at UBS Investment Bank, Ultra-Marathon Philanthropist
Mr. Kim Salkeld: Head, The Efficiency Unit, Hong Kong SAR Government
Ms. Ada Wong, JP: Convenor, Make A Difference Conference, Convenor and Director, The Good Lab
Ms. Carol Yu: Executive Head of Phoenix URadio, Phoenix TV
Mr. Philo Alto: Founder and CEO, Asia Value Advisors
Mr. Francis Ngai: Founder and CEO, Social Ventures Hong Kong
Followed by Fine Italian Cold Cuts, Wine, and Lunch Buffet