“Harness the Market to Bring Social Caring”

Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA) is established in 2015, and formerly named as Social Enterprise Research Institute (SERI). With the motto of “Harness the Market to Bring Social Caring”, SERA has been dedicated to create a cross-sectoral platform with business, academic, social and political sectors, to facilitate communication and cooperation among policy-makers, corporate leaders, educators and non-profit bodies with the aim to bring social caring.

SERA dedicates to the continual development, promotion and application of corporate citizenship principles, to broaden the international perspective of industry leaders and give back to our society.

Our Global Connections

Social

Focus on Social Development Issues

Enterprise

Promote a Social Caring Culture In Corporations

Responsibility

Improve Corporate Governance policies and apply Socially Responsible Management Systems

Advocacy

Initiate Corporate Leaders to Share the Concept of Sustainable Development

Mission

  • Conduct research on social enterprises and CSR practice.
  • Cultivate young professionals, and contribute expertise to the sustainable development of social enterprises.
  • Bridging between the community and corporates to promote CSR culture.

Strategies

  • Unite with policy-makers and worldwide leaders from business, social and educational sectors, to provide an interaction network for SERA Circle to enhance social value.
  • Provide consultation service and a learning  platform for SERA Circle to participate in CSR development projects.
  • Cooperate with media to promote social entrepreneurship and CSR concepts.

Service Provider of United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

SERA is proud to be a services provider of United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) since August 2015. The PRI provides the Principles to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into mainstream investment decision – making and ownership. Signatories to the PRI demonstrate that investment managers are committed to investing responsibility.

PRI signatories must accept a series of six principles, including:

  • Promote acceptance and implementation of the PRI Principles within the investment industry.
  • Provide customized, step-by-step approach to implementing the PRI Principles.
  • Assist institutional investors in establishing measures for ESG reporting.
  • Work together with academic institutions in the development of more robust ESG research.
  • Develop the platform for the RPI network activities and events.
  • Provide training and development for the ESG programs and implementation.

SERA also supports UN Global Compact. This organization is committed to mobilize the businesses and stakeholders to jointly create and achieve a sustainable world.

SERA is honored to invite Mr. Gustavo Berlanga, the Former Chairman of UN Global Compact (Mexico) to be the Guest of Honour of our Social Caring Award Presentation Ceremony.  He is also served as our Honorary Chairman, working with SERA to promote the significance of sustainable development for business and society.

Mr. Gustavo Berlanga

Former Chairman of UN Global Compact (Mexico)

Honorary Chairman of SERA

Supporting Organizations of Previous Events

Testimonials

Mr. Gustavo Berlanga

Honorary Chairman

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“We, the SERA are here in the midst of business evolution, serving as a liaison for making things happen, building trust with potential partners who decide to shoulder social responsibility with us, and maneuvering visions of a better world with our most sincere effort.”

Dr. Charles Mossop

Honorary President
(International Board)

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“It is my greatest honor to serve as the Honorary President of Social Enterprise Research Academy. I am grateful to be part of this exceptional movement of developing a culture of social care and promoting the importance of social enterprises and corporate social responsibility in Hong Kong and Asia.”

Dr. Wong Kwok Keung
GBS, SBS, JP

Honorary President
(Asia Board)

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“Whatever you take from the society, use them for the society.” This is the common philosophy of myself and SERA. Giving back to society is the mission of business operators. I hope that fellows can work together with us to promote social caring and fulfill corporate social responsibility. This is beneficial to your business and the harmonious development of the society."

Prof. Eddie Ng GBS,JP

Honorary Chancellor

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“As a part of the society, we should make good use of various communication platforms to promote social caring, harness the market to alleviate social problem, and improve the society’s development. I hope that the fellows and SERA can work together to further promote the spirit of social caring.”

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