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Leader of the Week | Cintia Nunes from Dream Impact
Hi High Tide subscribers!
I am currently the Chief of Strategy & Growth at Dream Impact, a social impact resource bridging platform, ecosystem builder and catalyst to impactful social innovations in Hong Kong. We cover a whole array of social impact – sustainability, education, ageing, diversity and inclusion, community empowerment and more, by all of the wonderful social entrepreneurs and innovators from our community of 70+ social enterprises, startups and NGOs. We are a hub to 3000+ impact events in the past 3 years, come to join our events or visit our space in Lai Chi Kok!
Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn.
Read the World Happiness Report 2021 that was out a short while ago, with this year's focus on the effects of COVID-19 – how it affected the quality of people's lives and how governments from all over the world have dealt with the pandemic (in particular, why some countries have done so much better than others...hmm).
Coursera and edX started with similar missions (to bring high-end college courses to the world for low costs) at a similar time (about 10 years ago). Coursera, a for-profit startup that is valued at over the billion-dollar mark and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange in March, and edX, a non-profit funded by MIT and Harvard – how are they doing today?
IKEA has launched a scheme to buy back unwanted furniture to resell as part of the group's efforts to reduce the negative impact on the environment. The group has pledged to shift towards a circular model of consumption where furniture can be reused or recycled. Hope more industries see the need for circular models in operating businesses, waste is not waste until we waste it!
Penicillin, HK's first eco-conscious bar and Asia's Most Sustainable Bar 2021, champions closed-loop production processes, reduced packaging in their operations and plants a tree with every order of the Penicillin cocktail. You can have an amazing time whilst making a positive social impact. I enjoyed my visits there so much I decided to write a blog about it!
Location: Penicillin, Amber Lodge, L/G, 23 Hollywood Rd, Central
The Redress Closet has just launched in Sham Shui Po! The permanent shop has curated a wide selection of high-quality secondhand clothing and accessories, to support Redress' mission in reducing Hong Kong's clothing waste.
Location: The Redress Closet, 78 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po
unspun is a Hong Kong-headquartered startup that uses 3D scanning and robotics technology to create personalised denim jeans for each consumer on-demand. A solution for intentional manufacturing that goes with zero inventory and is custom-fit to everybody.
Book your appointment here.
Location: unspun, 45 Pottinger Street 8/F, HCode, Central
Cintia has a secret 🤫
Many people have asked why I went from a corporate job to start-ups then now to social impact (?! the many question marks on people's heads). I get curious as it often sounded like getting into the social impact scene was a sacrifice but it certainly isn't, it just depends on how you see and what you value, whether value is mostly monetary or it has a much broader definition i.e., purpose is also one type of value…
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That’s all folks!
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