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Bowen Zhang Bowen Zhang

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In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis that has reminded everyone of the fragile interconnectivity between human beings and the ecosystem, China is showing greater willingness to prioritize environmental protection. Beijing’s latest environmental guideline issued in March highlights collaboration efforts between the government, corporates and the public to build a “modernized environmental governance system”. Collaboration between the public and the private sector is a theme that SEE Foundation, one of only a few environmental grant-makers in China, is very familiar with as we have been contributing to the country’s environmental sustainability development over the last two decades.

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Andre Shen Andre Shen

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Andre Shen, founder and CEO of Bridge Consulting in Beijing, argues that COVID-19 could mark a watershed moment for Chinese philanthropy, as donors turn their attention to pharmaceutical research and development.

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Yifei Xu Yifei Xu

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Two months since coronavirus (COVID-19) first made headlines, over 110,000 people in more than 100 countries have been diagnosed with the virus, and thousands of deaths have been reported. Described as a “once-in-a-century pathogen”, the virus has wiped $50 billion off global exports in February alone.

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Prachi Seth Prachi Seth

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Over 8 billion kilograms of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Marine plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental concerns facing the world today. Asia, in particular, has been detrimental to the oceans, with 5 countries – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – generating ~60% of this marine plastic waste leakage.

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Kristin Siegel Kristin Siegel

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Impact investors are fueling solutions to the systemic challenges framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and they include Asian investments that catalyze solutions to social and environmental problems, finds a new report from Toniic, the global action community for deeper impact investing.

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Atul Sukumar Atul Sukumar

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A lack of access, skills and business acumen often prevent women and women-owned enterprises from being able to participate in markets or scale their economic participation. Find out what e-commerce can bring to the table.

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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资助机构与资源提供机构往往在孤岛中工作, 无法找到可供投资的优质机会。与此同时, 社会企业也在寻求帮助, 但不确定如何以及在哪里可以得到支持。

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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印度约有近70% 的学龄儿童营养不良,针对这一问题各方的分散行动没能产生足够的影响力。

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Doug Miller Doug Miller

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2002年的时候,我当时在做私募股权的工作,我领着来自9个国家的27位朋友,前往越南扫雷,这是一个慈善募款活动的行程。我们中的一些人开始讨论我们当时资助的项目。我们不仅对我们提出问题所获得的答案不满意,而且强烈地认识到我们的项目缺乏有效性,缺乏透明度,衡量影响力的方法也很差劲。显然,需要做些什么。

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Bradley Wo Bradley Wo

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Despite the dramatic growth in sustainable finance mechanisms in recent years, Asia has yet to realise its full potential and continues to lag behind the US and Europe. While the market for green bonds has grown globally from $87 billion in 2016 to $167 billion in 2018, only 2 Asian countries – China and India – were included in the top 10 countries based on cumulative green bond issuance.

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Hong Lin Hong Lin

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We have witnessed the development of over 200 social entrepreneurs in the past decade, most of whom were born after 1985 and grew up literally “on the Internet”. They seem to have an instinct capability to integrate various resources and respond to social challenges more directly. However, due to limited life experience in a rather fixed social structure, they also face a number of challenges in identifying the needs of different social groups.

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Deepali Khanna Deepali Khanna

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Philanthropy in China has grown exponentially, with charitable giving growing 20% year-on-year, compared to GDP growth of between 6% and 7% annually. Despite being a new joiner to global philanthropy (interest in charitable giving surged in 2008 following the Sichuan earthquake and has been growing ever since), Chinese philanthropy is evolving from reactive or cause-driven giving to designing interventions for long-term, transformative change.

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