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.
The first Global Social Finance Forum & 2017 Social Impact Investing Summit (hereinafter referred to as the Summit) was held on December 3, 2017 in Shenzhen. To mark the tenth anniversary of the global social impact investment initiative, the China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) joined hands with Fengqun Internet-of-Things Social Foundation to bring in global social finance and social impact investment leaders and representatives from finance, public welfare and other industries. In-depth discussions were held on inclusive finance, financial poverty alleviation, strategic philanthropy, social impact investment, and elderly care industry during the Summit, which was themed on “Investing for Philanthropy” and intended to exchange global experience, grasp future development trend, jointly plan for the future, build a cross-industry cooperation network, bring forth new action strategies and jointly address global challenges.
On December 1, 2017, the opening ceremony of EMP (Executive Management of Philanthropy) 2017 Autumn Program was held in Shenzhen. Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) and Wang Zhenyao, President of CGPI attended the ceremony along with nearly 80 trainees from across the country. Fan Kun, Deputy Secretary of the Educational Work Committee of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Member of the Party Leadership Group of the Shenzhen Education Bureau; and Ling Chong, Director General of the Shenzhen Social Organization Administration (SSOA) attended the ceremony and witnessed the opening of EMP 2017 Autumn Program.
Nov. 25-26: An elective on Family Legacy & Philanthropy made its debut at the Shenzhen campus. It featured President Wang Zhenyao, Associate President Fu Changbo and Liu Zhouhong (Secretary-general of Sutanto Djuhar Foundation). They lectured on cases of Family Charity by outlining the mission of high-net-worth families in an era of Economy for Good, analyzing the delivery of legacy by families like the Rockefellers, and illustrating the significance of charity to family legacy. The students said they benefited greatly from the course.