Doing Good Index 2018 Philanthropy in Asia: Where Hong Kong StandsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
With personal wealth in Asia at an all-time high and more billionaires in the region than elsewhere in the world, Asian philanthropy is seeking a new form as its economies grow and restructure and government policy evolves. Increased attention from government, greater private sector engagement, and new types of organizations and fundraising platforms are reshaping the charitable landscape. The Doing Good Index (DGI) is a unique indicator-based study that examines the regulatory and institutional infrastructure enabling or impeding philanthropic giving in 15 economies across Asia. Initiated by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), over 1500 social delivery organizations and 80 experts were surveyed across the region. While Hong Kong fared better than many other economies in terms of giving, there are areas for improvement including increasing tax deduction rates for giving, streamlining processes of setting up charitable organizations, and incentivizing top talents to work in the social sector. Join CAPS Founder, Ruth Shapiro and Asia Society Hong Kong Center Chairman, Ronnie C. Chan to better understand the trends of philanthropic giving in Asia and how Hong Kong can play a more significant role in advancing social inclusion for shared prosperity.
Ruth Shapiro is Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). Prior to this, Dr. Shapiro founded the Asia Business Council and served as Executive Director until 2007. The primary author of Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained, she is also editor of The Real Problem Solvers, on social entrepreneurship in America. Dr. Shapiro graduated from the University of Michigan, received her Master’s degrees from Harvard and George Washington University and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society. Mr. Chan is Founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, and also established and chairs the China Heritage Fund. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, University of Southern California, Yale University and Tsinghua University. Mr. Chan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (Moderator)
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