The League of Women Voters visited Li & Fung to hear Karen Seymour, Executive Director of the Li & Fung Foundation, discuss 'The Power of Purpose":
'Why do each of us exist? Have you ever thought about what drives you to get up every morning,and how your personal purpose builds a better life for you and those around you?
Purpose is not only a powerful personal driver, it's also a key component to building competitive advantage in business and a more sustainable world. There's a growing movement around purpose worldwide, with more and more businesses focusing on doing well financially and doing good for society. Hear how companies focusing on purpose are not only building long-term potential but are also reaping immediate rewards in this disruptive and ever-changing world.'
This was a very thought-provoking meeting with lively conversation and questions. A huge thank you to Karen Seymour!
Kay Liu, Education Director at Redress, gave an extremely insightful lecture into the sustainability issues surrounding the fashion industry.
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The League of Women Voters organized a very successful Mock Presidential Debate on September 26, 2016, just twelve hours before the first actual debate between Sec. Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump.
The Debate was moderated by Ms. Heather Timmons, Senior Asia Correspondent for Atlantic Media’s Quartz (Asia), and Mr. Randal Phillips, Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group. Dr. Tim Gruenewald, Director of HKU’s American Studies Program, acted as Debate administrator, with Ms. Heather Timmons, the Senior Asia Correspondent for Atlantic Media’s Quartz (Hong Kong) and Mr. Randal Phillips, Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group, acting as event Moderators.
The Debate took place at the Grand Hall of Hong Kong University’s Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre. Due to the extreme generosity of our Debate sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous, nearly 600 people including many students from both secondary and tertiary institutions were able to attend this event at no charge. Many thanks to all those League members who volunteered their time both before, during and after the event--we could not have done this without you!
Please see the Photo Gallery for more images from the debate.
HKU wrote an article about the debate. Click below to read.