The fourth annual China Philanthropy Forum was held in Beijing on November 17th. The forum was cohosted by the China Association for Friendship（中国友谊促进会）, Caijing Magazine（《财经》杂志）and the Beijing Charity Gala Ball（集善嘉年华）. This year’s theme was “Changes & Sustainability”, and academics and professionals in the sector were invited to attend. The guests discussed topics related to global philanthropy and charity innovation.
As Agi Veres, director of UNDP China, said during the forum, “Charities are inclusive and should focus on global interests and demands. When we start to focus on the general situation of the world and the state of its resources, the role and meaning of philanthropy will expand enormously.” China’s new Charity Law, currently under the spotlight, was also the focus of much discussion. The Forum, which aims to promote changes in the theory and practice of philanthropy through international discussion and exchange, provided deep insight into the growth of philanthropy in China.