As a leading telecom and technology solutions provider driven by Purpose, HKBN go beyond pure philanthropy to use Corporate Social Investment (CSI) to drive long-term, sustainable social impact for the local communities. We aim to create a better digital future — by making technology more accessible and digitally inclusive to improve communities, education and the workplace. We promote digital inclusion via two main aspects, they’re (1) Creating Shared Value (“CSV”) initiatives that benefit both our business and our communities. and (2) Volunteering and Community initiatives that address the community’s most pressing connectivity and technology needs. Referencing international digital inclusion benchmarks, we strive to achieve three key priorities:
HKBN Talent CSI Fund (“CSI Fund”) is an independently operated charity with an aim to support youth related social investment projects through innovative and out-of-the-box ideas to help mitigate social issues and address community needs. CSI Fund was first established in 2015 with an initial seed funding of HK$5 million from Co-Owners of HKBN Ltd. (“HKBN”). In 2020, HKBN’s Co-Owners donated another 4 million of their HKBN shares (including twice a year share dividends), with further shares pledged for donation in the future, to sustainably empower CSI Fund and its purposeful initiatives. To date, the Fund has organised over 50 projects which have touched the lives of over 8,000 beneficiaries.
CSI Fund is a charitable institution exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. The Board of Directors of CSI Fund comprises of a mix of HKBN Talents and community leaders.