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AVPN October Webinar: Philanthropy’s Role in Achieving SDGs in China

27 October 2017

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The philanthropy sector in China has been growing with both an increasing number of high networth individuals, as well as a rising number of small individualized giving via online platforms. It has been estimated that the total amount of donations received in 2016 was approximately RMB 48.9 billion (US$7.5 billion). How does this burgeoning growth in the philanthropy sector support China’s national plans to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

UNDP China and the China Foundation Center recently launched their report on “Philanthropy for Sustainable Development in China” in an effort to better understand how the current state of the philanthropy sector is contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. You can access the report here.

The webinar focused on the following topics:

  • What are some of the SDGs that Chinese foundations are supporting?
  • What are some of the gaps?
  • What are some of the challenges faced by the philanthropic community to align their strategy to the SDGs?

Key takeaways can be found in the following infographic:

 

Watch the full webinar:

 

References

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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