The latest report on the state of the social enterprise sector in Hong Kong has shown how social enterprises are delivering a whole range of products and services that tackle some of the major challenges faced by the city, operating in education, elderly services, the arts and mental health, to name just a few.
Social enterprises established in the last five years in Hong Kong are more focused on trading directly with the general public or corporates than with government, and a social enterprise established today in Hong Kong is also more likely to adopt a for-profit legal form. These recent trends are encouraging as they highlight that the social enterprise sector in Hong Kong is entering the mainstream of the Hong Kong economy and starting to address social and environmental issues at scale.
This study was led by the British Council. It was conducted by ELEVATE with input from Social Enterprise UK.