From February 22 to 23, Ma Weihua, Rotating Chairman of China Alliance of Social Value Investment and Chairman of the Board of Directors of China Global Philanthropy Institute, and Xu Yongguang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Narada Foundation led the Chinese delegation of China Impact Investment to fly to Seoul, South Korea to participate in "Asian-Pacific Region Impact Investment Seminar and the Korea NAB Inauguration Conference," which was co-organized by the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG), the British Council, and U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
At the beginning of 2018, the simplified Chinese version of Principles was published by CITIC Press Group. With a short period of one month, 500,000 copies were sold, which created another miracle in the Chinese book market. As the author of the book, Ray Dalio is not only "Godfather of Hedge Fund" in the U.S., Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the biggest hedge fund in the world, but also one of the earliest foreign entrepreneurs who came to China after the Open-door Policy. He is also a businessman who is also affectionate about China, is full of feelings, and has a sense of responsibility to society.
During the Spring Festival, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sent holiday wishes through congratulatory letters to Chairman Ma Weihua and President Wang Zhenyao, respectively. In the letters, Blair wished them great health, fortune and happiness in the year of the Dog.
For years, I’ve been saying Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature was the best book I’d read in a decade. If I could recommend just one book for anyone to pick up, that was it. Pinker uses meticulous research to argue that we are living in the most peaceful time in human history. I’d never seen such a clear explanation of progress.
JAN. 10-12: The East-West Philanthropy Forum and CGPI
organized the 4th East-West Philanthropists Summit on the Big Island of Hawaii with the theme of "United Action for a Sustainable Planet". Our sponsors Niu Gensheng and He Qiaonyu, board director Geng Ming (on behalf of Bill Gates) and Gretchen Wagner (on behalf of Ray Dalio) attended the forum along with nearly 100 global leaders and philanthropists, including Japanese philanthropist Fukutake Soichiro (the Naoshima Method), Mr. Jorge Chediek (UNOSSC Director & Envoy of the Secretary-General), Maya Soetoro-Ng (sister of Barack Obama), Peter Rundlet (Director of International Strategy, Barack Obama Foundation), Thomas Kaplan (Co-founder of Panthera), Dietmar Grimm (President, the Paulson Institute) and Sofia Michelakis (Relationship Management Lead - Giving Pledge, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) discussed climate change, marine conservation, rural revitalization and green finance. Highlights included a message from former President Obama, presentations about the Peach Flower Island collaboration and Lu Dezhi’s books in English, and a ceremony honoring sustainability leaders