East-West Center Hosts Chinese Philanthropy Summit
When you think of the business boom in China, philanthropy may be one of the last things that comes to mind. But the China Global Philanthropy Institute is working to change that with the help of UH’s East-West Center.
For the next two days, the group is hosting a “Sustainability Summit” to create a dialogue between leaders in sustainable philanthropy. The goal is to find better ways to address issues like marine biodiversity, green finance, and renewable energy.
Organizers say while the idea of environmental philanthropy is new to China… there are individuals who want to use their wealth for good. Carol Fox is the Director of Special Projects at the East-West Center at UH Manoa. She says private investors and foundations have the capitol to influence solutions… when governments can’t take financial risks.
Carol Fox will continue to explain global philanthropy in China on The Conversation this morning at 8 on HPR-2.