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China Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Report

27 July 2017

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The report provides an overview of the social enterprise and impact investment market in China with a view to promoting policy formulation for the development of the Chinese social sector. At the inaugural Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit held in December 2007, the then-Chief Executive of Hong Kong Sir Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pointed out that “the distinguishing feature of social enterprise is to use entrepreneurial thinking and business strategy to achieve societal goals.” In recent years, Shanghai, Guangdong, Shenzhen, and other areas in China’s coastal provinces have begun to see local experimental social enterprise incubators, supported by their local governments’ exploratory first steps. The report is aimed at reflecting the current situation of Chinese social enterprises and creating an ecosystem that supports the healthy development of Chinese social enterprises by increasing societal attention and resource allocation, and promoting the creation of policies related to Chinese social enterprises. Social enterprises are a product of the times, and China is currently in its ideal growth stage. Ten years from now, social enterprises are believed to become a core strength of Chinese society.

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A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

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