Why CSR Professionals Should Engage Their Legal, Finance, and Tax Teams Early!

While the process of developing, and executing CSR strategy is often focused on identifying the right partners, ensuring employee engagement, and measuring impact, through this post we would like to discuss the importance of engaging your legal, finance, and tax teams as a critical part of this process. Involving legal, finance, and tax teams in the process may be seen as time consuming or even…

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NGOs in China Grow Through Crisis.

As the work of non-profit-organizations in China has developed over the last 15 years, especially in the years following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, the role of social media platforms critical to support public engagement in charitable activities. Like many areas of the wider economy where digital platforms disrupted traditional forms of engagement, while there were many upsides to the transi…

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NGO Profile: Shining Star Foundation

Established by four fresh university graduates in Guangzhou, Shining Star was established in 2017 to help children and teenagers in gaining confidence and staying positive.   An extension of a project they were working on as uinversity students, over the course of the last three years they have built a grant program that supported 654 underprivileged students to finish their high-school education…

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Alibaba Foundation Goes Global and Climbs a Steep Learning Curve

Following up from our previous post, "Leading Corporate Responses During COVID-19 Outbreak", we will  look more deeply at Alibaba’s global program to provide a deeper analysis of their program, donations to date, and provide a few takeaways for readers. As a global leader in e-commerce, and one of China’s most prominent brands, the Alibaba Group announced that it would support other countries i…

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The Challenges of Bringing Labor Back to Factories

For Chinese factories, particularly small to medium sized operators, this has been a very difficult time. Many have struggled with the loss of orders, cash flow shortages, and being straddled with ongoing operation and inventory costs that have led to the government announcing a series of relief measures early on. While preventing and controlling the COVID-19 outbreak has been the priority,…

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Leading Corporate Responses During COVID-19 Outbreak

With COVID-19 already infected millions of people, many companies have stressed the need to come up with a clear plan that can help the most affected and guarantee supply chain integrity to ensure businesses have enough measures for bringing workers back. During this time, many firms have looked to identify ways that they can give back to affected communities. Which was made more difficult as t…

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We Are Hiring!

To accomplish the mission and goals that we have set for ourselves, for our clients, and for the community, we are constantly on the look out for people with the passion and tools to solve big environmental, economic, and social challenges, and this month we are specifically looking for: Analyst Consultant Project Assistant Content Development Specialist Research Intern Projec…

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Event Wrapup: Waste & Circular Economies in China

For 30 years, the West has believed that by separating our waste into colored bins, we could live a life of fast consumption without worrying about the planetary impact. That as “recyclers”, we were doing our part. However, that fantasy began to unravel last year as a combination of China’s waste ban mixed with images of ocean plastics, brought the realities front and center. In China however,…

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NGO Sharing | Xingeng Workshop’s Creative Green Programs

How can we utilize the coffee grounds that we produced on a daily basis? How can we encourage vulnerable groups to be self-sufficient and reintegrate into the society? How can we help urbanite to reconnect to community and nature? Each of these questions is complicated and challenging in itself, however Xingeng Workshop, A local organization founded in 2006 with the mission of supporting sust…

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Executive Site Visit丨Interface Factory Tour “Closing the Loop on Waste”

On July 10th 2019, to get a closer look at how a circular economy might look like in manufacturing industry, we organized a tour to Interface’s Taicang factory to observe their closed-loop manufacturing process. UB Qiu, the sustainable Lead of North Asia from Interface gave a remarkable presentation about Interface’s journey of moving business beyond usual and later guided the tour in the plant…

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Young Professional Forum: Sustainable Consumerism in China

For many firms who have invested significant time and resources into developing products where sustainable attributes are central to the offering, or have launched entirely new business units meant to deliver a sustainable solution, the market has proven difficult. Time and time again, consumers and stakeholders alike, will indicate a preference for supporting brands who are “more sustainable”,…

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Executive Breakfast: China’s Sustainability Consumers

For many firms who have invested significant time and resources into developing products where sustainable attributes are central to the offering, or have launched entirely new business units meant to deliver a sustainable solution, the market has proven difficult. Time and time again, consumers and stakeholders alike, will indicate a preference for supporting brands who are “more sustainable”,…

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Sustainable Consumerism in China Forum

For many firms who have invested significant time and resources into building sustainability into their brands, or launching entirely new business units where sustainability is the core of the business, the struggle to identify (and convert) consumers who time and time again say they are willing to support “sustainable” brands who are “more sustainable. It is a challenge for many entrepreneurs,…

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Young Professional Forum: The Future of Food Sustainability in China

With nearly 800 million urban consumers, the topic of food sustainability has been a great concern for many as the middle class have high quality standards.  In China, r food security, affordability and safety are at their peak, the opportunities entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver innovations in product and process are growing by the day. To better understand the challenges, and the opport…

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Executive Luncheon: Future of Food Sustainability in China

On May 17, 2019, Collective Responsibility (CR) brought together 20 executives together to learn about the work of David Yeung, Founder of Green Common, and Elaine Siu, APAC Managing Director of the Good Food Institute, to learn about the Future of Food Sustainability in China. To open the event, Richard Brubaker, founder of Collective Responsibility, provided some insights into the research an…

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