Keyword: Social Enterprise

WWF announces plans for Earth Hour 2016 in Beijing

WWF have announced the differences and activities of Earth Hour 2016 on a press conference in Beijing.

The Third East-West Charitable Forum held in Hawaii

The Third East-West Charitable Forum held in Hawaii

The Third East-West Charitable Forum, jointly hosted by the Shenzhen International Social Welfare School and the East-West Center of the United States, was held in Hawaii, US from January 7 to 9, symbolizing the substantial union of Chinese and American entrepreneurs. The East-West Charitable Forum was founded by charity leaders and business elites with a global influence. With the hope that “charity can charge the world, charity can build the future”, the forum aims to bring together public wisdom to solve the most urgent social problem. Nearly one hundred charity leaders from China and other countries gathered at Honolulu to attend the forum, discussing the new opportunities and challenges in global philanthropy …read more

New SOE categories: profitable firms and social enterprises

The State Council, the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly released the Guiding Opinions on the Definition and Classification of the Functions of State Owned Enterprises (SOE)( 《关于国有企业功能界定与分类的指导意见》) on December 29. This document divides SOEs into two categories, profitable firms and firms dedicated to public welfare, according to what type of business they conduct. Different policies on reform, development, supervision and evaluation are set out for the two categories. The aim of profitable firms is defined as enlarging the function of state-owned capital, maintaining the value of state-owned assets and realizing their appreciation. They are encouraged to make use of market mechanisms, operate independently in accordance with …read more

Returning from Abroad to Work in China’s NGO Sector

Returning from Abroad to Work in China’s NGO Sector

After gaining her degree in Sweden, a Chinese girl followed her passion for the NGO sector and joined a private foundation in China. She tells us about the doubts and expectations she went through while the foundation shifted from operating projects itself to providing grants.

My Journey through the Charity Sector

My Journey through the Charity Sector

In a far-ranging reflection on China’s charity sector and its society as a whole, a young man looks back at the experiences which set him on course for his work in a Chinese philanthropic organization.

Acting and Reflecting on the Route of Pursuing Charity Causes

Acting and Reflecting on the Route of Pursuing Charity Causes

A young project officer in a Chinese foundation looks back at how he learned to go about funding charitable projects. The author recalls some of his specific experiences of project funding, and explains how they helped him to grow and to define himself and his work.

“Mobile network and environmental protection” project launched in Beijing

On September 21th, the Alliance of Environmental Protection Makers (环保创客联盟) was launched in Beijing by China Environmental Protection Education, Environmental Development Centre of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Southern China Cluster of State Environment Service Industry, and the Foshan Carbon Unicom Technology Company (佛山市碳联科技有限公司). The project is the first “mobile network and environmental protection” project in China’s public welfare sector. It provides young talents who are dedicated to environmental protection with financial support, and cutting-edge technology and service models as well as a platform for creative and entrepreneurial innovation. The selected environmental makers will carry out activities such as conducting environmental protection campaigns in communities, schools and shopping malls, recycling solid waste …read more

PKU starts China’s first MSEM program

PKU starts China’s first MSEM program

On September 15th, the opening ceremony of China’s first MSEM (Master of Social Enterprise Management) program and PKU Guanghua -Yintai Public Management Research Center was held at Alibaba auditorium by Guanghua School of Management of Peking University and Yintai Group (银泰集团). Xu Jing,  the executive director of MSEM program, hosted the ceremony. Lin Jianhua, president of Peking University, gave a speech at the event. Cai Hongbin, dean of Guanghua School of Management, and Shen Guojun, chairman of Yintai group, expressed their expectations of the program and gave their advice to the 27 students of this program. Ma Yun, CEO of Alibaba, then gave the first class. The program highlights the …read more

Seminar held as the kick-off meeting of the 4th China Charity Fair

On September 18th, the China Charity Fair (CCF) held a seminar with the theme of “philanthropic business development and global poverty alleviation”(善商发展与全球减贫) in Shenzhen, which marked the opening of the 3-day CCF(from Sept. 18 to 20). It was co-hosted by CCF’s Organizing Committee, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (中华全国工商业联合会), and China Charity Alliance(中国慈善联合会). Representatives from charity institutions, international organizations and businesses attended the meeting and made keynote speeches. This year’s CCF aims to set up a cross-field cooperation platform among governments, businesses and charities. Centering on themes such as corporate social responsibility, social innovation and international cooperation, the seminar explored new ways to bring business services into poverty alleviation. It also provided a …read more

The 4th Corporate Social Responsibility Salon held in Sichuan

On September 13th, the Western Big Businesses Forum / the 4th Corporate Social Responsibility Salon (西部大企业慈善论坛暨第四期企业社会责任沙龙), hosted by China Private Foundation Forum, was held in Chengdu. Keynote speakers of the forum include representatives from the Sichuan business circle, Dunhe Foundation (this year’s presiding organization) and China Merchant’s Charitable Foundation. It is hoped that by encouraging more business owners to participate in philanthropy, the development of the public welfare sector in southwest China will be significantly enhanced. Chen Guangguang, dean of School of Public Affairs and Law at Southwest Jiaotong University, presided over the forum. He said that private foundations in China have developed rapidly since 2008, and they are now working in …read more

China Charity Fair launches the “Venture Philanthropy Partner Plan”

To narrow the information gap between philanthropic projects and supporting funds, China Charity Fair (CCF)  has set up a resource platform online. According to CCF‘s organizing committee, the platform has recently launched the “Venture Philanthropy Partner Plan” (社会创投合伙人计划) to provide more opportunities for the exhibited projects and organizations at CCF. Up until now, it has attracted the attention of more than 20 “partners” from charity funds, businesses, governmental departments and social groups. And a total amount of 63.67 million yuan has been raised to fund public welfare projects at CCF. By holding a road show of these projects in its No. 1 exhibition hall, CCF hopes to attract more project starters …read more

The 2nd China Social Finance Forum held in Beijing

The 2nd China Social Finance Forum (中国公益金融论坛), held in Beijing on September 7th, attracted over 600 participants from more than ten countries. During the meeting, more than 30 guest speakers shared their visions and practical experiences, and conducted in-depth analyses on topics such as new opportunities brought by the improved financial environment and Social Finance’s role in supporting sustainable development and promoting innovation.  Kevin Rudd, Australia’s former prime minister, gave a keynote speech at the forum. According to him, Social Finance is gradually becoming a global mainstream, and China’s awakening market will play a special role in the future development of Social Finance. CreditEase, the first fortune management organization providing philanthropic …read more

The Succesful Corporate Partnerships of Beijing's Hongdandan

The Succesful Corporate Partnerships of Beijing’s Hongdandan

The first case study in CDB’s 2015 report on business-NGO relations in China looks at the success that Hongdandan – a Beijing NGO that helps the visually impaired – has had in establishing corporate partnerships.

Insurance for NGO workers in China

A common problem for Chinese NGOers is that the community is often not well-paid. In this Xinhua article, Ling Zhou, the founder of “Yibao” Insurance for NGO workers, shares her insight on the working and living conditions of people working for Chinese NGOs.

State Council “Suggestions” to promote public service public-private partnerships

On May 19th, the State Council passed the “Suggestions for Promoting Partnerships between Government and Social Capital in Public Service” (关于在公共服务领域推广政府和社会资本合作模式的指导意见) which was drafted by the Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, and the People’s Bank of China. The State Council asked all provincial governments to follow the newly published Suggestions in the hope that it will promote public-private partnerships.

First “China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum” held in Shenzhen

Speaker from various industries shared their experiences in the first China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum.

Pioneering Blurred Lines: Ruth Shapiro on Chinese Social Entrepreneurship

Pioneering Blurred Lines: Ruth Shapiro on Chinese Social Entrepreneurship

CDB staff writer Stephanie Wang talks to Ruth Shapiro about the new Chinese edition of her book on social entrepreneurship.

What are the disadvantages of being an NGO with too small a scope?

The author writes that it is possible for NGOs to be “small and beautiful.” However, NGOs with too small a scope can encounter a number of barriers and restrictions to their development and effectiveness.