Issues to reflect on
Unfair distribution of wealth that allows for the rich to exploit the poor.
People suffering from physical and mental exhaustion working in sweatshops.
Massive toxic and adulterated products hidden in every corner.
The countdown to the end of the world continues post the Phenomenon of 2012.
Can capitalism continue to survive without reform？What can be done?
Not every company has the opportunity to be a “social enterprise”, but every company can make an effort to be an “enterprise anticipated by our society”.
Social Enterprise Commitment Foundation
The organization was established on December 25, 2012. We are an independent nonprofit organization
with no ties to any company or conglomerate and no government subsidies.
Our conviction is that through the Five Virtues of “Benevolence”, “Felicity”, “Integrity”, “Green”, and “Sustainability”, company can become pillar in its community and make an effort to be an enterprise anticipated by our society. Consequently, company can salvage capitalism into “Benevolent Capitalism” and create a world filled with hope. This has been the lifelong vision and pursuit of our founder, Dr. Kai Ma, a highly respected renowned economist.
Through comprehensive survey, observation, and prognosis of current global economy and the overall situation in Taiwan, Dr. Kai Ma redefined the rationale of “social enterprise”. Dr. Ma believes every Taiwanese small and medium company should adopt the Five Virtues and enlist the Five Virtues as its core values. Thereby, company can better survive and thrive under an increasingly challenging global economy and severe financial environment.
Why the Five Virtues?
Seek a bona fide practical and viable
The inadequacies of capitalism and socialism have emerged throughout the world. In the wake of the 2007-08 Financial Crisis, the deficiencies of capitalism are fully uncovered and exposed, notably the rich exploits the poor, the aggregation of wealth among the few, massive toxic and adulterated products everywhere, pollution of the environment, destruction of the ecology, and global warming. All these further causes our planet to be critically endangered.
On the other hand, socialism and communism with their own pack of insufficiencies are not viable alternatives either. Yet, what are our alternatives? Where should we head for? How can we thoroughly resolve these critical issues? The answer is something that we are still searching for.
We believe that company should take on the Five Virtues of
Benevolence, Felicity, Integrity, Green, and Sustainability.
For the Company：
We have developed the SECV (Social Enterprise Commitment Verification) certification standards to uncover fundamental core values, identify standardized quantitative and qualitative measurements, and verify implementation of the Five Virtues.
For the General Public, specifically students, employees, and anyone of interest：
We have established an innovative “Merit 50 ”, a self-exercise program to upgrade personal integrity, to expand self-competency, and to reach higher self-attainment.
Strong Commitment, Stronger Gain
High Accountability, Higher Return
Virtuous Company Alliance (VCA) Pledge
As part of a group of companies, we embrace the Five Virtues to spread goodwill and promote “Virtuous Company to salvage Capitalism”. In compliance with the Five Virtues of Benevolence, Felicity, Integrity, Green, and Sustainability, we manifest the true meaning of happiness in Benevolent Capitalism.