Francis Ngai, Founder & CEO, Social Venture Hong Kong

Francis Ngai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong. He is also the Founder of Playtao Education, Bottless, Hatch co-working factory, Sonova Institute and Co-Founder of Green Monday and RunOurCity etc.

The Brand Called You welcomes Mr. Francis Ngai a professional from Hong Kong, today. Francis is the Founder and CEO of Social Venture Hong Kong. He is a highly facilitated and recognized individual globally. Francis is also a young global leader from the World Economic Forum. He is also the Chair of the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network. On an adventurous note, Francis is also an ultra-running veteran. In this interview, Francis shares his journey of working with social ventures and how he became an ultra runner! He also shares the challenges faced and the experiences gained on the way. 

About Social Venture Hong Kong:

Established in 2007, Social Venture Hong Kong was initially a French Philanthropy Organisation that works on several social innovation projects that recently turned to mobilizing and including other sectors like business as well. Social Venture Hong Kong is an Impact Purpose Organisation that is stepping towards leading different sectors to work together. They have three pillars – impact venture, impact media, and impact capital. Overall they are a nonprofit-based organization. 

Their projects:

Social Ventures Hong Kong has incubated over 40 social innovation projects. A decade ago, SVHG was the first organization to start Hong Kong’s very first wheelchair-accessible taxis! Keeping in mind the housing issues of the citizens, SVHG also works towards affordable housing. They have managed to stand around a hundred and thirty apartments that have served over 400 families! The organization has convinced the government to launch a social housing policy to help more and more people. They have also built a value chain called Green Common, which imports plant-based foods to the citizens.  They have worked in a wide array of fields and continue to work towards the welfare of the people at large! 

Francis Ngai, Founder & CEO, Social Venture Hong Kong

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Francis Ngai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong. He is also the Founder of Playtao Education, Bottless, Hatch co-working factory, Sonova Institute and Co-Founder of Green Monday and RunOurCity etc. Since founded in 2007, SVhk has invented and incubated more than 40 social innovation projects, including LightBe affordable housing and Diamond Cab. Being an Impact Purpose Organization, it dedicates to innovating social change through pioneering impact ventures, aggregating impact capital and providing Business 2.0 consultancy.

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