Business and non-profits are becoming more aware that addressing large-scale social issues such as poverty requires a multitude of skills and experience, and that no single organisation can solve these problems alone.
Based on this philosophy, the Collective Impact Hong Kong was convened in 2015. Their shared vision is to construct innovative and scalable parent and child educare programme(s) to address specific and systemic needs of low-income families through a whole family approach, with an aim to improve the future economic development of children, promote a stronger community and greater social integration.
The collective is formed by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, Credit Suisse, the Peter Bennett Foundation and the Sprouts Foundation.
To support the implementation, coordination and structure of their activities, PwC was engaged as programme manager.
The collective model is relatively new to China and Hong Kong. To help others interested in following a similar approach, we have identified some of the key lessons learnt which we believe lead to a successful collaboration.
The relationship between the Collective Impact Hong Kong and PwC is a powerful example of what can be achieved when organisations work together and share a common vision. We hope that these lessons learnt are a valuable foundation for others searching to follow a similar approach.