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.
Nov. 13: We held a press briefing at the Shenzhen campus on the Global Social Finance Forum’s 2017 Social Impact Investing Summit scheduled for Dec. Chairman Ma Weihua outlined how impact investing is having a profound influence on the global development of charitable undertaking, and is generating a newly emerging third sector that perfectly combines charitable endowments, impact investing and business development is approaching. CGPI’s role is to pioneer a way to innovate and develop China's social finance by organizing the first camp for social finance leaders in China. The camp will cultivate professionals with a global perspective and a creative mindset who will then lead societal development and thus meet China's needs in this key area.
On October 28, 2017, co-organized by China Global Philanthropy Institute and China Taiping, themed at “the wealth mission in the era of philanthropic economy,” “Brainstorming Sessions in Ten Cities” was opened in Beijing, which lasted about ten days. Among the six sessions held in Beijing, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, Harbin, and Qingdao, experts from the fields of economics, society, science and technology, public welfare, etc. and more than a thousand excellent entrepreneurs and social elites gathered for the event. Through listening, exchanging and sharing, the events aimed to improve the wisdom for creating wealth, managing wealth, planning wealth, and inheriting wealth in the new era. By using new ways of thinking and new methods to help high net worth individuals to realize family cultural inheritance, spiritual inheritance, capital inheritance and social inheritance, and making contributions to social harmony and fairness and justice in addition to the achievement of family harmonious development.
To push forward China-US pragmatic cooperation in impact investment and promote innovative development of social finance in China, China Global Philanthropy Institute will make groundbreaking explorations: through global social finance exchange, China’s 1st Senior Social Finance Senior is to beheld to train social finance talents who have a world insight and vision and the spirit of innovation, lead social progress, and attune to the development need of inclusive finance in China.