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Yifei Xu Yifei Xu

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COVID-19 has underscored the importance of public health capacity in the fight against the pandemic and for future recovery. Investing in R&D provides a firm foundation for capacity building in the health sector. Accordingly, China has seen a tremendous increase in private donations toward health R&D since the outbreak. Chinese philanthropists have donated over $250 million to R&D investments in COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics, accounting for an estimated 5-10% of the total private giving in pandemic response, compared to only 1.3% in 2018.

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Yifei Xu Yifei Xu

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted marginalised groups in China, particularly the disabled population of 85 million people. At the moment, advocacy for extra care for the disabled mainly focuses on access to medical care and financial benefits from the government. Little attention has been paid to long-term challenges linked to education and employment, which the pandemic has worsened.

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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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Amy Lim Amy Lim

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COVID-19 started its spread in Asia and has since become a global pandemic. It is clear that we are facing unprecedented challenges through the widespread disruption to healthcare, financial markets, economy, livelihoods, travel and supply chains. 

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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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