On the evening of January 8, the Third Shenzhen Social Organization Annual Festival was held in Shenzhen based on its theme of "Let hearts together, take on a promise". The leaders of Shenzhen city and more than 1,200 principal heads of kinds of social organizations, entrepreneurs and representatives from various circles have all attended the festival which Chairman of China Global Philanthropy Institute Ma Weihua addressed.
On the afternoon of January 7, Professor Fu Jun, Academic Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development at Peking University, led a delegation of teachers and students to visit Shenzhen International Innovation Centre of China Global Philanthropy Institute, of which 64 students were government officials from 25 developing countries.
Japan SetoNaikai recently ranked seventh in the "52 Most Worthy Tourist Destinations in 2019" of the New York Times. SetoNaikai, has been built by the Philanthropy master of the China Global Philanthropy Institute, honorary consultant, former chairman and CEO of Benesse Holdings, a legal person of Philanthropy Consortium, chairman of Fukutake Consortium, and representative of Naoshima for Benesse Art Fair, Mr. Fukutake Soichiro, for 30 years. The New York Times describes SetoNaikai and its coastal areas as "the amalgamation of art and nature in the Japanese inland sea". It introduces the Setouchi Triennale, which will be held this year on several islands in Okayama prefecture and Kagawa prefecture, the main hall of Hiroshima Nuclear Explosion Information Museum, which will be reopened in April, and Setouchi Cruise Line Company (Hiroshima-ken, Onomichi City), which will launch the "guntû" luxury passenger ship in October 2017.
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!