Stories from Hong Kong & Ho Chi Minh


Pioneers Post, the UK’s social enterprise magazine, recently published two stories from my Asia trip late last year.

In Hong Kong, I spoke to the chair of a £50 million government fund that aims to support innovative solutions to poverty and inequality, hung out at the social impact hub GoodLab, and had dinner at the social enterprise iBakery (Hong Kong: why even wealthy societies need social entrepreneurs).

And in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, I talked to academics and a student about the reluctance of young people to pursue social entrepreneurship — and how universities are hoping to change that (Vietnam: The journey to inspire young social enterprise pioneers).

I’m always interested to hear about / report on social innovation from different corners of the world — if you’d like to share press releases or updates, or if you know an organisation doing amazing work, please do contact me.



Top and bottom photos, Hong Kong; middle photo, Ho Chi Minh City. © Anna Patton 2017