Disaster Stats That Ruined My Day

The European Commission’s disaster policy consortium MICRODIS, organized an Asian Symposium on Disaster Impact and Assessment in Asia conference. The bad new is that philanthropy can’t seem to get its act together and coordinate a response platform for donors and NGOs in the region.

Asia Responds to the Giving Pledge

The world has 1,011 billionaires and 403 are in the U.S. Mainland China has 64 and there are 24 in Hong Kong. Would these billionaires join the Giving Pledge? Why and why not?

Reflections on July Trip to China

An reflection of my recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing as part of the Wharton Fellows/Conference Board program. The theme of our five days together was to “develop or improve our China strategy.”