Currently, the world is faced with many complicated and inter-disciplinary opportunities and challenges in political, economic, social and cultural fields, such as climate change and sustainable development, philanthropic finance and social innovation, women and youth leadership, family and cultural heritage. Experts and specialists in Eastern and Western world should work together to launch a series of consultation and work out innovation-oriented solutions.
On the afternoon of September 12 local time, at the Global Climate Action Summit China Pavilion in San Francisco, California, the ‘Global Climate Action Initiative’ was launched under the expectant eye of government, business, academic and philanthropic leaders around the globe, and led by Mr. Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs, and Co-Chair of the Global Climate Action Summit.
On June 1, 2018, CGPI EMP (Executive Management of Philanthropy) 2018 Spring Cohort (Session 9) Opening Ceremony was held in Shenzhen. Present were Gao Zimin, Deputy Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government; Liu Zhiyong, Deputy Head and Member of the Party Leadership Group of Futian District, Shenzhen; Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) and Ms. Geng Ming, Deputy Director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation China Office. Prof. President Wang Zhenyao and faculty of CGPI attended the ceremony along with 71 newcomers from 13 mainland provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, as well as the Hong Kong SAR. Wang hoped that the newcomers would know "truth", "philanthropy" and "great love" better to make philanthropy more powerful!
On March 19 of Washington local time of the United States, China Global Philanthropy Institute's 2018 "Executive Leadership Program" (EMP-ELP) was formally launched at Harvard University. Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), as the Chinese Academic Advisor of the program, made a speech at the opening ceremony.
On the morning of March 17, Vice President Jia Jing of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) attended Hywin Public Welfare Foundation's news conference on its Special Fund for Retired Soldiers & Military-civilian Integration Industrial Fund, made a keynote speech on the theme of "Social Finance Boosting Social Innovation", and signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hywin Public Welfare Foundation on behalf of the institute.
On March 10, 2018, the opening ceremony of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI)'s first philanthropy management course in East China and the Philanthropy Dialogue on Philanthropic Economy and Social Innovation were held in Shanghai. Wang Zhenyao, President of China Global Philanthropy Institute, Xie Lingli, Vice President of Shanghai Charity Foundation, Wei Qing, Director of Publicity and Informationization Department of Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau, Xiong Hou, Director of Scientific Research Department of Shanghai Academy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Liu Muqun, Dean of Overseas Education College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xue Yixin and Qian Jun, Vice Presidents of CGPI Alumni Association, Tu Yexing, Secretary-general of the CGPI Alumni Association, Liang Qinghong, Secretary General of CGPI East China Alumni Association, and representatives from government agencies, universities and social organizations came to congratulate and attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.