Keyword: Corporate Social Responsibility

The top 100 Chinese public welfare sector figures of 2014

China’s economy is passing through massive transformation, and the public welfare sector is following suit. New problems emerge and old issues resurface as China deepens its economic reform. Chinese public welfare organizations are playing an increasingly important role in solving these problems. To help keep tabs on developments in the sector, The China Philanthropy Times (公益时报)released a list of the top 100 public welfare sector figures in 2014. The list includes notable figures from all walks of life representing the breadth and depth of China’s present public welfare scene. In no particular order, here is a sneak peek at the figures on the list (full list is available at http://www.gongyishibao.com/html/yaowen/7747.html ): Jackie Chan, Actor Like many …read more

When we Talk about CSR in China, What are we Talking About?

When we Talk about CSR in China, What are we Talking About?

Zheng Di of the Ruisende (瑞森德) CSR Center reflects on the meaning of “CSR with Chinese characteristics”

Alibaba: from nouveau-riche to philanthropist

In 2011, the Alibaba group founded the “Alibaba Philanthropic Foundation” and registered it with Civil Affairs with a base capital of fifty million yuan. Since then, the Alibaba group transfers a certain percentage of its annual profit to its foundation.

Social enterprises’ dilemma: how to make money and work for the public good?

This article examines the issue of social enterprises making money. Although these enterprises stress the importance of making money, they always have a more important goal.

Chinese companies counterfeit environmental protection data

In order to receive subsidies for high standards of environmental protective measures, Chinese companies have been falsifying their data.

NGO 2.0: Helping Grassroots Groups use New Media

NGO 2.0: Helping Grassroots Groups use New Media

Fu Tao, CDB’s Senior Researcher, profiles the China NGO 2.0 Project, which trains Chinese grassroots NGOs to use social media and the internet.

Online Fundraising Strategies for Grassroots NGOs

Online Fundraising Strategies for Grassroots NGOs

Given the many restrictions on charitable fundraising in China, Wu Jiangjiang’s [1] article provides much needed clarity and recommendations on online fundraising strategies for NGOs.

The AIDS Walk: Promoting Public Service in China

The AIDS Walk: Promoting Public Service in China

In this timely article, CDB Deputy Editor, Guo Ting, discusses the China AIDS Walk, a grassroots-organized public service event to call attention to discrimination against people living with HIV-AIDS.

The Uses of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

The Uses of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Wu Chen, deputy director of the Social Resources Institute (社会资源研究所) writes about the various ways that CSR is used and abused in China.

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Cao Ke and Wang Xiaojuan of the Heinrich Boll Foundation’s China office report on the environmental and social conflicts stemming from Chinese overseas investment and provide recommendations on how those conflicts can be ameliorated.

Cooperation or Confrontation? The Dilemmas of a Pluralizing Civil Society

Cooperation or Confrontation? The Dilemmas of a Pluralizing Civil Society

In this article, Fu Tao, CDB’s Senior Researcher, addresses some important questions facing NGOs both in China and abroad particularly in their work supervising corporate behavior.

Bringing "Pro Bono" to Beijing: A Case Study in Localizing International Practices

Bringing "Pro Bono" to Beijing: A Case Study in Localizing International Practices

Amanda Brown-Inz profiles a partnership between the international nonprofit, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), and the Chinese nonprofit, Huizeren Volunteering Development Center, to bring international “pro bono” volunteering practices to Beijing.

Laos' Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese Company Overseas

Laos’ Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese Company Overseas

This article reports on the new trend of Chinese NGOs following companies overseas to monitor and work with them and other stakeholders to mitigate the social and environmental impact of Chinese investment on local communities abroad.

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Yu Xiaogang, one of China’s best-known environmentalists and founder of the Yunnan NGO, Green Watershed, writes about the environmental and social impact of China’s rapidly growing investment in Myanmar.  

New Companies in the Public Interest Marketplace

New Companies in the Public Interest Marketplace

CDB’s Editor, Liu Haiying, offers an in-depth, critical examination of the growth of for-profit, consulting companies in the public interest sector.

Sexual Harassment is a Gender Equality Issue

Sexual Harassment is a Gender Equality Issue

This article, which comes out a few days after International Women’s Day (March 8), accompanies a related article about the path-breaking work of a women’s legal aid NGO in addressing sexual harassment in China.

A NGO Works With Companies to Prevent Sexual Harassment

A NGO Works With Companies to Prevent Sexual Harassment

This article, which comes out a few days after International Women’s Day (March 8), profiles path-breaking work on sexual harassment by China’s oldest and best-known women’s legal aid NGO: Zhongze Women’s Legal Aid Center, in collaboration with six Chinese companies

The Shenzhen Public Interest Fair

The Shenzhen Public Interest Fair

This article is noteworthy for providing insights into how the NGO, nonprofit sector, or what is now commonly referred to as the public welfare or public interest sector, is evolving in China