Ford Foundation is the world’s second largest foundation, just behind Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It announced two years ago that it will shift its focus on fighting inequality in its many forms around the globe.
As the Chinese New Year approaches, here are four must-read short articles brought to you from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
(The article is in Chinese only) Education for Good published a book on Belt and Road - and how the younger generation can best involve in it - recently. Here is KK's prologue for the book: What would KK do on Belt and Road if he is 23 now?
(The article is in Chinese only) If the second half of 20th century was defined by the rise of Capitalism, the 21st century will definitely be the age of rethinking Capitalism - KK shared the seven trends of business transformation and future of enterprises.
(The article is in Chinese only) Mr Xu Yongguang, Chairman of Narada Foundation in China, talks about social enterpreneurship development in China.
“There are three ways to change the world: change China, change California, or change Walmart.” But will Walmart change? Could it change? And if it does, what drives it? How sustainable could the change be? Here is the case study -
Andy Lipkis will be in Hong Kong next week. Andy is a practical visionary who has dedicated his life to healing the environment while improving the lives of individuals and communities. At the age of 18, he founded TreePeople in Los Angeles to spearhead an approach using trees and forest-inspired technologies to make cities sustainable while mitigating floods, drought, pollution, and global warming.
KK introduces Karen Tse, an exemplary social entrepreneur who founded the International Bridges to Justice and managed to change the fate of millions who face human right abuses in Asian countries.
Consumption has been the fuel that has driven the engine of global capitalism. The recent financial crisis has seen the West's leading economists and policy makers urging Asia to make a conscious effort to consume more and thereby help save the global economy. Consumptionomics argues that this blinkered view needs to be replaced by a more rational approach to the challenges of the 21st century. See how KK recommends this book -
Social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world’s thorniest issues, big and small. But they do not operate in a vacuum. It is essential to always have the big picture in mind. There is, however, no commonly agreed ONE BIG PICTURE. Below is one perspective offered by Jeffrey Sachs.