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SE Directory 2023/24 Figures

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) manages the Social Enterprise Directory (SE Directory) to connect local social enterprises (SEs) with customers and promote their products and services to a wider audience. As of April 2023, the directory listed 713 SE units run by 381 organisations. Of these, 149 were charitable organisation exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, about 40% of the total.

Social Enterprise Business Centre Promotes Responsible Procurement

Social Enterprise Business Centre Promotes Responsible Procurement

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 procurement is not commonly formulated in Hong Kong.


SE Directory 2022/23 – SE Figure

Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC) compiles the Social Enterprise Directory (SE Directory) every year. As of April of 2022, there were 711 social enterprise (SE) units, reflecting a 7.9% increase from the previous year. These SE units were run by 368 organisations. 147 (39.9%) of them are charitable organisation (i.e. exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), while 221 (60.1%) are not.


HKEX Launches ‘HKEX Impact Funding Scheme’ Funding HK$10 Million to Support Social Enterprise in Solving Social and Environmental Issues

HKCSS, in partnership with HKEX Foundation again in setting up the HKEX Impact Funding Scheme (the Scheme). With a grant of extra HK$10 million, the Scheme supports social enterprises (SEs) to implement community projects with the mission of solving social and environmental issues. The Scheme accepts applications from eligible SEs starting from today.