DEC. 13: The Hong Kong & Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund and Phoenix TV co-produced the 12th Compassion Award 2017 Award Ceremony in Hong Kong. Chairman Ma Weihua was honored to be named a laureate of it, and said he would donate the $100,000 prize money to the SFIC for its publication of the first social finance textbook in China, popularizing the concept of social finance and improving the capacity of SFIC faculty. The ultimate goals are innovating the global social finance, perfecting the modern financial system, inventing social finance instruments, advocating the concept of Economy for Good and leading the development of philanthropy sector. President Wang Zhenyao and Liang Aishi (Chair, the Award jury), Liu Changle (Chairman, Phoenix TV), Wang Wenyuan (President, Formosa Plastics Group) and Wang Jianxuan (founder, Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation) were present, and officiated award ceremony along with Lin Tianmao (founder of the award) and Wu Xiaoli (Ambassador of the award).
On December 13, 2017, the awards ceremony for the 12th"Compassion Award" was grandly held in Hong Kong under the auspices of Hong Kong, Macao Taiwan Charitable Foundation (or HMTCF for short) as primary sponsor and Phoenix Television as secondary sponsor.
DEC. 2-7: The 1st Social Finance Program (SFP) was inaugurated in Shenzhen and Hong Kong this week. Chairman Ma Weihua and President Wang Zhenyao welcomed the students on Dec. 2. Mr. Ma gave each participant a copy of his work Observing Wall Street and Mr. Wang Zhenyao presented them pins with the CGPI emblem. The course included lectures on global impact investing experiences and cases by Heather Grady (Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors), Elliott Donnelley (Principal Managing Director, White Sand Investor-Group), Graham Macmillan (Senior Project Manager of Impact Investing, Ford Foundation), Vineet Rai (founder, Invention-Intellecap) and Andrew Muirhead (Senior Advisor, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network). In addition, CGPI’s own Prof. Gao Chuanjie, Yang Qinhuan (Secretary-general, Shenzhen Social Commonweal Foundation), Kang Chaofeng (Ping An Trust) analyzed charitable trusts. Mentored by Chairman Ma and Director Cao Hongmin, the students formed action teams and planned projects based on their themes. On Dec. 7, the entire class traveled to Hong Kong where they learnt the experiences of Hong Kong-based impact investing institutions, met the Indian philanthropist, Satish Modi, and visited the HK & Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund. The students’ commencing ceremony was held in Hong Kong.
DEC. 1: EMP 2017 Fall Cohort was inaugurated at the Shenzhen campus. Chairman Ma Weihua and President Wang Zhenyao attended the ceremony together with 80 students from all over the country. Fan Kun (Deputy Secretary, CPC Shenzhen Committee - Education Commission) and Ling Chong (Director, Shenzhen Social Organizations Administration) were also present to see the Cohort setting sail.
On December 3, 2017, the "Global Social Finance Forum & 2017 Social Impact Investing Summit" was held beside Xiangmi Lake in Futian District, Shenzhen, and theConsensus on Global Social Impact Investment(also known as theXiangmi Lake Consensus) was jointly launched by a group of 77 financial, public welfare, industry, media, and other institutions, with China Global Philanthropy Institute as the initiator.