We have a natural blame instinct. When things do not go our way, we like to blame bad luck, blame uncertainty, and blame others for unfavorable outcomes. After all, it is much easier to point out how others can be better than to look ourselves in the mirror and ask, how can I be better?
But ultimately, when everyone blames, who is the one to solve problems or drive success? How will our society be better?
This is why we organise OUTLIER 2020, a not-for-profit initiative curated by AIESEC Hong Kong, together with G For Good, that harnesses the creativity of 210 young people to innovate profitable business ideas that create shared value for a better society.
Our goal is to nurture outliers who see challenges as opportunities to change, who drive changes starting from themselves, who are entrepreneurial leaders that inspire hope, while bringing entrepreneurs, impact leaders, youths and the general public together, transforming Hong Kong into a leading hub of doing business for good.
Creating Shared Value (CSV), is a new way to achieve economic success. The principle of shared value blurs the line between for-profit and non-profit organisations as the competitive position of a company and the health of the community are interdependent. By addressing the social needs and challenges, companies can generate economic value by creating societal value.
A lot of corporations talk about corporate social responsibility (CSR), but few talk about creating shared value (CSV). The hallmarks of CSR practice is an obligation to ‘give back’. to display good corporate citizenship or achieve public relations outcomes but it does not embed societal challenges into the core of business objectives.
Undergraduates from all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong are welcome to apply on an individual or team basis (5 in a team).
Round 1 Admission Fee: $250 pax
Round 2 Admission Fee: $350 pax
You will only have to pay once your participation in the challenge is confirmed.
1st Round Application Opens
1st Round Application Deadline
2nd Round application deadline
Design Thinking and Project Ideation
We are defining our scope of change by means of both intangibles and tangibles measures.Intangibles:
Youthpreneur for Tomorrow
All In. Creating An Equal Opportunity For Everyone
Creating The Utopia
Light a candle in a darkened place, gone is the darkness. Amidst the various challenges we face today, we invite talented youth like you to (re)imagine the possibilities of people, communities, the way we live, for us and for the future generations.
Participants who work on this track are encouraged to consider scaffolding the "time x space" for the defined group of stakeholders to be benefited, by realizing real impacts to the intangibles - ideology and culture, rule of game, methodologies and systems, or the tangibles - products and services, etc., through injecting CSV into work. It is best wished to reconnect you with hope and love again, and thus be the real “Youthpreneur for Tomorrow”.
Be the change! By youth, for all!
Some says, “we are worth more than we think”; can you be the one to unlock the possibilities of __________ (a group of stakeholders who are connected to the New World Ecosystem) for the betterment of society?
Potential area of focus could include, but not limited to:
Diversity is asking someone to join the party; inclusion is asking them to dance!
We believe that everyone has their unique talent to shine and ought to enjoy equal opportunity to share and contribute in the society.
Diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people, including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations; with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences. It is time for us to create a platform to collaborate, support, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all human kinds.
Those of different
It is a process where all stakeholders within a community come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems and enhance community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental and cultural).
If you were given a chance to create your Dreamland, how does it look like? How do people interact with each other? Any small and big initiative can you develop to make everyone live in an enjoyable environment?