Widely known for its remarkable economic transformation, China also has a long-standing tradition of giving and volunteerism. New wealth holders are leading a dramatic change towards strategic philanthropy and social investment.

Cindy Wang
AVPN Representative

Cindy Wang

China Consultant
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Social Investment Landscape in China

China has a rapidly growing social economy, driven by municipal governments, local foundations and enablers. The country has also become a global leader in green bonds. Download the report to access China's social investment landscape.

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In 2018, China’s green bond market witnessed continued and stable growth. The Green Bond Standard Committee was established in December 2018 under the guidance of the People’s Bank of China. It is China’s first self-regulatory coordination mechanism for green bonds, and is expected to play an important role in 2019.

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About the report: AVPN  Asia  Policy  Forum  (APF)  presents  this  policy  case  study  series,  Pay-For-Success  Models:  Early  Movers  in  Asia,  on  select  PFS  in  Asia  Pacific  that  AVPN  members  are  involved  in. The  series  aims  to  provide  a  contextual  understanding  of  the use  of  PFS  in  different  markets  in  the  region, specifically in India, Japan, […]

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