Founded in 2004, the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) is an independent and internationally recognised think tank and provider of executive education focused on advancing a deeper understanding of the shift of influence from the West to Asia, the dynamic relationship between business, society and the state, and the reshaping of the rules of global capitalism.
We have just completed the 2017 Hong Kong Young Leaders Programme!
Over twenty young participants from across Hong Kong society — government, business and civil society — came together to help solve one of Hong Kong's pressing concerns: the lack of affordable housing.
After a month of site visits, stakeholder meetings, research and planning sessions, participants developed a full set of recommendations on how to improve access to affordable homes throughout the city, with ideas on unlocking land supply, reducing construction costs, managing demand, improving housing quality and changing government institutions.
As featured in the Financial Times
"In recent years, "experiential learning experiences" have become 'de rigueur' at leading business schools...as professors seek to move their curriculums beyond classroom case studies and better equip their students to operate in unpredictable emerging markets.
Typically the business schools send their students overseas for a few weeks - often to developing countries - to work with companies, government or non-governmental organisations to draw up business plans or product launches.
GIFT...[offers] something more immersive and with more impact, both for participants and those they work alongside.
On its programmes, executives work in developing countries to come up with business models...that can make returns for investors while fulfilling a wider social need."