Archive for the ‘News Stories’ Category

Scaling Social Entrepreneurship in China

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

ICSF_China_ReportAs China’s economy transitions towards maturity, where conversations of balanced growth replace growth at all cost, awareness of social entrepreneurs and enterprises is possible solutions to the environmental, societal, and economic challenges faced. A change in dynamic that will lead to increase opportunities, and markets, for scale. In fact, as borne through our research, the […]


Thursday, September 13th, 2012

GLI China together with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China hosted the 5th EU-China Civil Society Dialogue on Social Entrepreneurship from 11-13 July 2012 in Ningbo, China. This dialogue is sponsored by the European Union. The main purpose of the dialogue is to promote the understanding of social entrepreneurship by the public and cooperatively explore […]

The Social Enterprise Emerges in China

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Social enterprises in China are being shaped by several interconnecting forces: the country’s cultural and linguistic history, new state approaches to economic and social development, and the strategic framing of social enterprises by leaders and supporters. Select here to read the full article by Meng Zhao.

China-US Strategic Philanthropy Workshop

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The first China-US Strategic Philanthropy Workshop was held at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, from Aug 14-18, 2011.  Fourteen participants from China and sixteen from the US attended this workshop.  The Chinese representatives from public and private foundations, research institutes, nonprofit support organizations and social investment funds, represent the summit of the philanthropic sector […]

Two new Robin Rowland awards

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

YANG Xiao Lin(right) from Fu Ping Development Institute presents a Robin Rowland award to Mr. Yue Yiping in front of his office. Mr.YUE Yiping is the 38-year-old Founder and President of Spring Shoot Melon cooperative in Suning county, Hebei province. SuNing county includes 6 towns, 3 villages with a population of 330,000. The county is […]

Powering Economic Opportunity: CREATE A WORLD THAT WORKS

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

GLI is partnering with Ashoka to support an online competition, Powering Economic Opportunity:CREATE A WORLD THAT WORKS, jointly launched by eBay Foundation and Ashoka’s Changemakers. This competition seeks market-based innovations that are developing employment opportunities for vulnerable populations. The best entries will be those that have demonstrated impact, are prepared to scale-up, and have sought […]

IMPACT is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2011 sustainable venture incubator programme.

Friday, April 15th, 2011

IMPACT is the first international incubator tailored to sustainable entrepreneurs ever to be held in Shanghai, China.  With an intensive mentorship programme spanning over seven weeks in September and October 2011, IMPACT will support a batch of young, internationally selected entrepreneurs whose projects address social and environmental problems in the developing world.  Over nearly two […]

Joining the threads of civil society

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

By Andreas Fulda (China Daily) Updated: 2011-03-05 07:48 The term “civil society” means different things to different people. It can be generally defined as a body of voluntary citizens’ groups which aim to protect or extend their interests and values vis–vis the market or state. In the West, we commonly describe such groups for what […]

First Robin Rowland Award

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Mr Jiwei WANG, aged 38, is the founder and chairman of Huzhai Brothers farming cooperative in Lankao County, Hunan Province. Located in the central-north of China, Lankao County is one of the key areas for national poverty alleviation and development. The annual per capita net income of Lankao is only 3,200 RMB (about US$500). With […]

Organic Farming Links China and Japan

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Organic Farming Links China and Japan From December 5-11, a delegation of Chinese farmers visited Japan to observe and share experiences of organic, eco-friendly farming in the two countries. The study tour was jointly organized by Daichi (Tokyo) and Fuping Development Institute(Beijing) as an important step towards a joint-venture initiative in China. As a partner […]