Stanford PACS in China 2016
Stanford PACS co-hosted its annual conference series at the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) in Beijing, China from March 16 to March 18, 2016.
The goal of this workshop was to leverage philanthropic investments for social good. These events were in partnership with Leping Foundation (Day 1 and Day 2) and Yintai Foundation and the PKU Guanghua-Yintai Research Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact (Day 2).
Blurring of the Boundaries: China’s New Socially Responsible Economy
The first event “Blurring of the Boundaries: China’s New Socially Responsible Economy” attracted more than 150 pivotal business, nonprofit, foundation, and community leaders from all over China, convening to discuss themes such as impact investing and venture philanthropy.
Sessions for the day included:
Blurring of the Boundaries: 21st Century Philanthropic Leadership with Kim Meredith, Executive Director, Stanford PACS
When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? with Paul Brest, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford PACS
Impact Investing: What’s Up for Debate? with Rebecca Lin, Managing Director, Eight Roads Ventures China; Luming Ai, Vice President, Alashan SEE Foundation; with panel moderated by Paul Brest, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford PACS
Capacity Building Strategies: Venture Philanthropy and Placed Based Philanthropy with Jaff Shen, CEO, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation; Jennifer Ratay, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund SV2; in conversation and interviewed by Jennifer Kong, Philanthropic Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Moving Beyond Aid: Bringing Rigor to Philanthropic Investing with Angela Rastegar Campbell, Founder and CEO, Agora for Good; Alex Campbell, Co-Founder, Agora for Good; Founder and CEO, Snow Ventures; discussion moderated by Paul Brest, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford PACS
Philanthropy and Social Impact Summit
The second event “Philanthropy and Social Impact Summit” on March 17 featured issues such as effective philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Over 75 high net worth and corporate leaders were in attendance.
The State of Philanthropy: China and USA with Kim Meredith, Executive Director, Stanford PACS
Strategic Philanthropy: Money Well Spent with Paul Brest Faculty Co-Director, Stanford PACS
Passion and Impact: Models of Effective Philanthropy and Social Investment with Jaff Shen, CEO, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation; and Xin Liu Founder, Enlight Foundation; Founder, XinPing Foundation; Interview Moderated by, Kim Meredith Executive Director, Stanford PACS
Your Leadership: Socially Responsible Business Practices with Doug Guthrie, Senior Director, Apple Inc.; Faculty Member, Apple University; discussion moderated by, Woody Powell, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford PACS
Building Capacity for Civil Society: Scholarly Research
The third event was a scholar workshop “Building Capacity for Civil Society: Scholarly Research” that featured over 28 leading local scholars from China and the US.