[Social Innovation] Chat with KK Tse, Founding Chair of the HK Social Entrepreneurship Forum
Meet KK, an awarded social innovator who co-founded Dialogue in the Dark, B Lab HK & Macau to promote B Corp Movement and many other social ventures.
Born in 1948, KK was educated in HK and the UK. He received his B Soc Sc from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1974), and pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester where he was awarded MA(1975) and Ph.D.(1978) degrees.
He returned to HK and had a distinguished business career, having served as a senior executive at the Lam Soon Group and Shui On Group respectively.
In 1992, he founded his own management consultancy, K KK Tse & Associates, specializing in leadership development, Total Quality Management, and Business Process Reengineering.
He 'retired' early at the age of 52, and had since 'rewired' himself as a social entrepreneur and social innovator.
He is the Founding Chair of the Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum, whose mission is 'To create a civic movement of social entrepreneurship'.
He is a co-founder of the following social ventures:
- Dialogue in the Dark (HK) Ltd.
- Education for Good (the first Certified B Corp in HK)
- The Good Lab
- Social Investors Club
- Social Impact Fellows
- Dream Impact
- Inclusive Impact
- Impact Partners
- Travel for Better
- Bamboo Generations Coop
He is the recipient of the following Awards:
- Adventurer of the Year, awarded by National Geographic (Chinese Edition) 2016
- Social Innovation Thought Leader of the Year 2020, awarded by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
He has been a driver of the following movements/initiatives:
- B Corps
- Bamboo Generations (harnessing bamboo to combat climate change)
- Blessing Community (a time-banking initiative)
- ReWirement (to displace retirement)
- Reinventing Tourism
- Future Funerals
- New Map of Life
He was the Founding Editor of Social Entrepreneurs Newsletter (over 200 issues), and has written/edited over 20 books related to social entrepreneurship.
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