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Caixin created a roundtable on the theme of impact investment, actively seeking dialogue between global traditional philanthropy and top entrepreneurs in business and technology, aiming to build an exclusive knowledge and practice sharing platform to help the development of impact investment in China. The theme of the conference is "Impact Investing in China: Borders and Future". Top investors, business leaders and philanthropic leaders from home and abroad will participate in the conference, focusing on the core issues of impact investing, discussing how impact investing can change business patterns and help revitalize the economy based on global development, and analyzing how to return to the essence and meet new opportunities and challenges in the development of impact investing in China.
Voice on Low Carbon | Luo Xiang: Three Major Pillars to Promote "Low Carbon Shenzhen" as a First Demonstration
Over the past few days, the 2021 Carbon Summit Carbon Neutral Forum and the 9th Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum, with the theme of "Carbon Road China: Green Innovation Leads, Global Gathering Action", has been delivering strong voices in the field of low carbon. Luo Leng, the co-chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Carbon Neutral Initiative (GCNI) and former Chief Representative of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in China, has worked for the United Nations for many years and is now setting up the Global Carbon Neutral Initiative Fund (GCNI) under the framework of the United Nations, as well as promoting carbon neutral demonstration zones in China in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.
SIIP Vice Chairman Luo Xiang: ESG is still in its "initial stage" and will get new momentum
According to Luo, the current domestic ESG market environment is characterized by four features: the first point is that there is not enough dissemination of ESG in China, not many people really understand ESG, and there is a lack of awareness of ESG among enterprises and investors; the second point is that the standards are incomplete, and enterprises lack practical and feasible standards for practice; the third point is that the team is insufficient, and there is no professional ESG operation team, which leads to no practice direction for enterprises with ESG will; the fourth point is that there is a lack of channels, and there is a lack of channels to build bridges between ESG projects and enterprises, and between enterprises and investors.
Luo Xiang: Combining with the current national situation, it is more important to promote impact investment
"Personally, I think I would prefer to promote social impact investment, or impact investing, in China, in the context of the current national conditions in China. There is both an overlap between it and ESG investment, but still a big difference." At the 12th Caixin Summit on November 12, 2021, with the theme of "Impact Investment: Doing Good", Luo Rong, Co-Vice Chairman of the Impact Investment and Sourcing Foundation, spoke about his views on impact investment from his own experience.
Caixin Cloud Conference | ESG: A New Driving Force for Sustainable Business Development
Caixin Cloud Conference invited authoritative ESG industry experts to discuss which ESG trends Chinese companies should focus on when going global, and how to develop ESG strategies and implement ESG practices to further help Chinese companies improve their international soft power and align with the latest international ESG concepts. Speakers included: Luo Xiang, Co-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Carbon Neutral Initiative and former Head of UNOPS China; Zhu Rui, Professor of Marketing, Director of the Center for Social Innovation and Brand Research, Academic Director of the EMBA Program and Top Management Education Program, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; Tang Shaogui, Vice President of WuXi Biotechnology and Head of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs; etc.
Book Release on Modern Slavery by Mattew and Sylvia
On the book release supported by SIIP, two Penguin Random House authors - and husband and wife team - Matthew and Sylvia Friedman shared about their personal journeys that led to the publishing of their memoirs - Where Were You? and A Long Road to Justice.
Where Were You? reveals that there are more slaves in the world today than any other time in history. Enter the world of human trafficking and explore what we can do together to end this global crime.” Former United Nations and USAID expert Matthew Friedman obtained in-depth first-hand knowledge with boots-on-the-ground work over 30 years throughout Asia.
Through Sylvia's work in journalism, counter-trafficking and philanthropy, she has had rare and incredible access to victims of sex trafficking and modern slavery in China, Thailand, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar and Indonesia. Amid this terrible human suffering, she has seen frontline workers carrying a great light that has overcome the darkness in some of the most frightening places on Earth.
Book Release on the Future of Education by Dr. Shirley
SIIP supports the release of a new insightful book- Futures of Education: Community, Quality Service, Diversity, Commitment on SDGs written by Dr Shirley Yeung. The new book of Dr. Shirley Yeung provides a good landscape for the key elements of Futures of Education, including interactive and integrative use of corporate social responsibility via her committed and ongoing research and dialogue with stakeholders with multidisciplinary knowledge. The humble observation with practical actions of Dr. Shirley Yeung highlights the importance of a new mindset with innovations transformations, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNPRME principles. For example, the model for creative art cultural studies and a review of Sustainability Reports of a selected case corporation.The book of Transformations via SDGs for the Futures of Education highlights the application of observation with active empathy, the humanistic perspective of operating business with a balance of technology, multi-disciplinary knowledge, and values of human behind a disruptive business model with practical innovations and transformations for a better world.