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About Us


The Foundation is committed to becoming a "funding partner, implementation partner, advisory and technical partner" for the United Nations, international NGOs and other partners, adopting positive and effective action plans to steadily advance the global sustainable Development Goals and the realization of the United Nations climate goals.

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Our Objectives

The Social Impact Investment Foundation (SII) supports the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and promotes the implementation of the 17 SDGs with many partners, including but not limited to the SDGs and other international intergovernmental organizations, development NGOs, and business and industry partners. The Foundation is a not-for-profit international collaborative platform that provides comprehensive partnerships for United Nations members, international organizations and their partners, including funding for projects and activities, donor support, impact project financing, sustainable public procurement practices guidance. It also provides consultancy and management services in project management, knowledge sharing, technical coaching and capacity building to promote sustainable regional economic development and cutting-edge science, technology and innovation projects and activities.

Our Purpose

The Foundation is committed to integrating global policy, investment, businesses, technology and innovation and channel-building capabilities, focusing on the two highest priority development areas of social impact investment and sustainable procurement to promote the high efficiency achievement of global SDGs.

The Foundation is using a not-for-profit model, and the financial returns from activities such as social impact investment, promotion of sustainable procurement and technical advisory support will be fully invested back into the Foundation's sustainable operations, with no dividend, bonuses or other additional payments to the Foundation's staff, except for salaries, overtime compensation and related operational and administrative costs, as determined by the registered management.


 Mr. Jan Mattsson

Chief strategic advisor, Social Impact Investment Foundation (SII); 

former under-secretary-general of the United Nations; former executive director, United Nations Office for Project services (UNOPS); former member of the inspection panel of the World Bank Group.

Conference Chair_Dr Luo Xiang Roy

Dr. Luo Xiang

Co-chairman, Social Impact Investment Foundation (SII); former country director of the United Nations Office for Project Services-China; "Top Ten Leaders of China's Smart Economy 2020" awarded by the Economic Daily Group.

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Mr. Johnny Chong

Co-founder and director of Social Impact Investment Foundation (SII); Director, Yuai World Foundation; the Founding Chairman, S.T.A.R.S. Foundation since 2010; General Partner, EU-China Fund since 2015.

What we focus

The Foundation was launched to promote social impact investment  according to SDGs. 

Social Impact Investment

The fundamentals of social impact investing recognize that there are many business opportunities in making a social impact during solving social problems, and that there is room for significant social impact as business investments evolve and expand their scale and boundaries. The Foundation will promote social impact investing in strict accordance with the "six principles" and will focus on the following FIVE priority areas.


  1. Supporting environment-friendly related industries such as environmental protection and circular economy (environmental protection).

  2. Promoting industries linked to clean energy, energy efficiency and the sustainable development of renewable energy (clean energy).

  3. Related industries that contribute to poverty reduction, poverty alleviation and expansion of employment and income generation for special groups such as ethnic minorities, veterans, female enterprises and persons with disabilities (poverty alleviation and employment).

  4. Education and science-related industries that promote the education of special populations, global knowledge sharing, international cultural exchange and other advances in human civilization (educational exchange).

  5. Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship (high-tech innovation) in exploring future disruptive technologies and models that will advance human progress, such as life sciences, healthcare, artificial intelligence and big data. 


Sustainable procurement

"Sustainable Public Procurement has been the focus of the United Nations and the international community in recent years to promote sustainable production, services and consumption, and is an important practice area to promote sustainable development globally. All investment projects, donations, and procurement activities promoted by the Foundation will realize the "best value for money" principle while fully utilize the policy guidance of sustainable development, including three following requirements.


  1. Sustainable public procurement requires an emphasis on environmental protection and the promotion of investment, development and production of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly products.

  2. Sustainable public procurement should protect the rights of workers, prohibit labour discrimination, enforce the right to compensation for labour disability, etc..

  3. Sustainable public procurement should adequately support small and medium-sized enterprises, women entrepreneurs, ethnic minorities, the development of less economically developed regions and the protection of vulnerable groups.

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