Innovative Solutions for Managing China’s Food Waste

While the topic of food waste has been a hot topic  in the West, fueled in part by stories of 3,000 mile Caesar salads, in China the topic of food waste is only starting to become a topic of discussion. Unlike in the West though, where food waste is seen as a problem to be solved to avert future food crisis, or is linked to larger problems like climate change, in China the problem has largely beco…

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We are Hiring!

Looking for an opportunity to start, or further develop, your career in sustainability, where you can bring you passion and experience to work on the challenges of labor, education, healthcare, food, waste, or energy? If so, we may have an opening suited for you! Current openings: Corporate Account Manager Associate (2 Openings) Sustainability Consultant / Analyst Membership De…

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Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore. Which is Better for Social Entrepreneurship? | AsktheCollective 018

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I talk about whether I would rather be an entrepreneur in Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore. It is a question that I answered from my perspective, and in the context of the platforms that I have built, so if you have another view, please share it! As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and…

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Passion, Hands On Experience, and Optimism | Yue Cao

  When building up networks of sustainability leaders and innovators, it often takes the progressive action of a single individual to catalyze real change. These individuals are Sustainability Ambassadors, and they have the capacity and the drive to inspire change at any level of an organization – from the new talent to the visionary executive.   ABOUT Yue Yue Cao is a young…

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New Regulation: 2017 China Volunteer Service Law

Following the recent changes in Foreign and domestic charity laws, this week the Volunteer Service Regulation was released (Chinese version here), and just like the charity laws, there is the potential for this law to impact CSR programming in China. With an effective date of July 1, 2017, the first article setting out the intent of the new law: These Regulations are drafted so as to develop t…

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Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business & Doing Good in China | Sustainability Ambassadors 005

In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, hosted at M on the Bund, we speak with Michelle Garnaut, Retauranteur and Social Entrepreneur about her work to build the M Group in China, her work to support the community through a number of initiatives, and finding a balance. It is an interview that we were certainly inspired by, and we hope that you will be too! ABOUT Michelle Garnaut Me…

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Singapore, Sustainability, and Trump Leaving Paris Accord | #AsktheCollective 017

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I answer questions from the voice of #AsktheCollective, Augustine Lee, about what Singapore can learn from China regarding sustainability, and what Trump leaving the Paris Accord means for Singapore.   As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #Timestamps 01:04 –…

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Keys to a Sustainability Career: Passion, A Business Mindset, and Mentors | Sustainability Ambassador 004

When building up networks of sustainability leaders and innovators, it often takes the progressive action of a single individual to catalyze real change. These individuals are Sustainability Ambassadors, and they have the capacity and the drive to inspire change at any level of an organization – from the new talent to the visionary executive. In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we sp…

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Philanthropy, Social Enterprises, and Impact Investment | #AsktheCollective 016

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I answer a question about philanthropy, social enterprises, and impact investment in China. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #Timestamps 00:18 - Philanthropy funding is an important source for social enterprise globally, is this true for China? Also, how is the lands…

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Responsible Sourcing and Scaling Sustainability | Sustainability Ambassador 003

When building up networks of sustainability leaders and innovators, it often takes the progressive action of a single individual to catalyze real change. These individuals are Sustainability Ambassadors, and they have the capacity and the drive to inspire change at any level of an organization – from the new talent to the visionary executive. In this episode of Sustainability Ambassadors, we sp…

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Shanghai Workshop: Closing the Loop on Waste

This week, we hosted a workshop on “Closing the loop on Waste in China” for 20 sustainability professionals from various industries, to help them understand the waste management system in China and how they can engage their stakeholders in the circular economy. Focusing on the circular economy of waste, and how businesses hold the power to address the waste issue in China and the potential for…

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Closing the Loop on Waste Forum

Shanghai’s “Closing the Loop on Waste” professional forum on Wednesday night brought together 50 young professionals who were interest in learning about how business was closing the loop on waste. Opening the forum, Collective Responsibility’s Director of Corporate Advisory Charlie Mathews  spoke briefly about China’s virtually unparalleled rate of urbanization, and the mounting challenges he a…

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New Report: Informal Waste Management in China

Most people can make money from waste … They start work at five in the morning and get off at 10 at night; they never rest and don’t spend much money. In one year, about 72,000 RMB. After a little over a year, you can really make that much money. 10 years down the road, you can save quite a lot.” – Owner, Large Collection Centre The latest addition to our publications series “Informal Waste…

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Sustainability, Innovation, and Action | #AsktheCollective 015

In this episode of #AsktheCollective, I answer questions about environmental sustainability, business innovation, and individual action. As always, we hope you find this series engaging, and if you do, please remember to like, share, comment, and SUBSCRIBE! #Timestamps 00:22 - As environmental issues are increasingly emphasized by government, and environmental protection is formalized,…

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Lu Jiangzhong: Engaging Executives and Mentoring Young Professionals | Sustainability Ambassadors 002

When building up networks of sustainability leaders and innovators, it often takes the progressive action of a single individual to catalyze real change. These individuals are Sustainability Ambassadors, and they have the capacity and the drive to inspire change at any level of an organization – from the new talent to the visionary executive. ABOUT Dr Lu Jianzhong Dr. Lu Jianzhong specialize…

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