Clinton, Jet Li, and Philanthropy Events in Asia

jet liUpcoming events

As part of the international movement Global Entrepreneurship Week, one of the upcoming events for the Singapore chapter will see the NUS Business School’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy and the NUS Business School Alumni Association brings us a forum on social entrepreneurship.  The event takes place on November 20, 2008 in Singapore.

The Clinton Global Initiatice Asia Meeting will be held in Hong Kong on December 2 – 3, 2008.  It will be the first CGI meeting held outside the U.S.  This new membership opportunity will engage business, government, civil society, and philanthropic leaders across Asia.  It is a chance for Asia’s most influential leaders to come together and take action to solve the region’s most pressing issues.  The meeting will focus on three primary areas of discussion: education, energy & climate change, and public health.

Past events

Jet Li spoke at the China Global Philanthropy Forum, jointly hosted by the Boao Forum for Asia and the Red Cross Sociey of China Jet Li One Foundation.  Philanthropy Through Global Partnerships was the main theme at the November 1, 2008, Beijing event.  Mr. Li shared his own story with the participants and called on every individual to do something for philanthropy, the “cumulative effect of many small efforts being to make an enormous difference.”  He is interested in “creating a 21st century philanthropic business model centered on professionalism, transparancey, impact and sustainability.”  Besides donating money, Mr. Li stressed that government should continuously improve laws and regulations to guarantee a sound legal environment; enterprises, besides donating money, can also provide intellectual and information resources for philanthropic organizations; and every world citizen has the duty to put something back into society in a spirit of gratitude and love, for the sake of humanity.  In addition, Mr. Li added that “globalization requires the integration of philanthropic information, and One Foundation is willing to exert all necessary effort on this task.”

In the third annual New Ventures India Investor Forum in Mumbai, sustainable entrepreneurs connected with investors to network, build partnerships and find opportunities for growth. Participants in the two-day forum found that sustainable businesses can still flourish, even in today’s uncertain economic times.  New Ventures India helps sustainable business entrepreneurs overcome business challenges and spark economic development–as well as environmental improvement–in India.

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