Through thought leadership and innovative funding practices, its founder, Francis Ngai, and the team have been catalytic in not only building capacity for the nascent social investment ecosystem in the region, but also empowering fellow wealth-holders to move more capital towards impact.
Naina Subberwal Batra
AVPN, Chairperson and CEO
SVHK has been the lead change agent in Hong Kong creating ripple effect on social innovations. Their team’s energy, passion and "let’s do it” mentality have inspired me and many others to build business for social change, major corporates to take sustainability as top priority and raised public awareness and action to solve major environmental issues.
OIC Capital Ltd, CEO
I have always valued the enthusiasm of the entire SVhk team in approaching social issues with a focus on community engagement, innovation and multiple forms of collaboration. They are a true champion of Hong Kong and always inspire us to uncover different ways to support this city we all call home.
Credit Suisse, Head of Corporate Citizenship Asia Pacific
SVhk to me embodies the “can-do” spirit and has embraced the mantra of dreaming big and never being afraid to test new ideas. Under the leadership of Francis, they have been a source of constant inspiration on my own journey within sustainable finance.
Sustainable Finance Initiative, Managing Partner
SVhk has helped me to build this social housing enterprise from scratch. I always remember how we encouraged each other to focus our effort on "person" instead of property alone. When I look back, it is this decision that has changed our tenants. And it is the amazing change of our tenants that has inspired individual property owners, NGOs, developers and the Government to join this movement towards better affordable living and more sustainable use of our existing real estate resources.
Light Be, Founder and CEO
[SVhk and HIA] share a common vision to empower underprivileged and believe that the potential and talents of community are underfired. We hope that through co-design approach in community works, we could HongKongers continue to build this homeland into socially healthy and equitable status.