Alvin Cheung is a Senior Researcher at Our Hong Kong Foundation, with a research focus on social impact assessment (SIA) which is a systematic appraisal and evaluation methodology for Theory of Change in public policies, private businesses and NGOs. He is one of the authors of the Social Innovation Research Report, Green Bond Study and Pay-for-Success Study published by the Foundation. The reports provide a series of recommendations to enhance the ecosystem of SIA, social innovation, Green Bonds and Pay-for-Success mechanisms in Hong Kong. The recommendations are well received by the HKSAR Government, local NGOs and businesses.
Alvin has been actively promoting social innovation as a way to tackle local social issues. He has engaged different local stakeholders, including government officers, business leaders and social innovators, to promote applications of SIA and facilitate communication between business and social sectors. Before joining Our Hong Kong Foundation, he was a lecturer at the School for Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong. He obtained his MPhil in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and BSc in Economics and Finance, with First Class Honors, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.