To provide relief to retailers to tide over their financial difficulties arising from the epidemic, the Government has established a HK$ 5.6 billion “Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme” under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. Under the Scheme, a one-off subsidy of HK$80,000 will be provided to each eligible retail store, subject to a ceiling of HK$3 million for retail stores under the same organization.
Retail store of social enterprises can apply for the Scheme through Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC) of the Council. Two e-briefing sessions will be organized to help applicants understand the programme details. Details of application and briefing sessions are as follows.2020-03-16
Recently, social responsibility is gaining importance in society. Many corporates take social value into account in their procurement process and even set up or adjust its own responsible procurement policy. Yet, the policies of certain companies are limited to environmental protection. Therefore, responsible social procurement is not commonly formulated in Hong Kong.2019-12-09
The idea of social procurement has not been popularized in Hong Kong yet. Usually, only large enterprises have such relevant procurement policies. In order to improve the public’s understanding of social procurement, we have published “Social Procurement News” quarterly to provide tips and primary direction on social procurement. The news can help enterprises to put social procurement into practice.2019-12-09
Sponsored by the Home Affairs Department, Social Enterprise Business Centre conducted a survey on social procurement, which aims at increasing understanding of current procuremen2019-09-12