This is a selection of resources on Corporate Social Responsibility in China available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
Social entrepreneurship has seen a massive increase over the last three decades in China, with the registration of NGOs working to better causes ranging from education and disability services to community development and healthcare. Read about the personal stories of China’s social entrepreneurs and discover the historical, cultural and political reasons which have given rise to the importance of citizen activism in the PRC.
This volume examines the challenges and opportunities arising from a four-year partnership between China and Europe to focus on sustainable growth in the renewable energy and environmental industries.
Key issues covered include bilateral trade and investment flows and corporate social responsibility. It also highlights areas in which China and Europe have successfully cooperated on, such as low carbon buildings, mobility and transportation.
The first Corporate Social Responsibility Index for 50 Chinese Listed Companies (2017) ranks A-share companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges based on their CSR efforts and their impacts. Three areas of CSR practices are evaluated: Environment, Society and governance. Top of the list was telecommunications equipment and network company ZTE, followed by consumer electronics manufacturer TCL, with construction and real estate conglomerate CSCEC coming in third.
Since a legal framework for philanthropy was established in China in 2016, there has been a substantial increase in charitable giving from China’s richest citizens. The 100 most generous Chinese donated 17.3 billion yuan in 2017, representing a massive 66 percent increase compared to 2016. The immense surge in charitable giving has been attributed to explosive wealth accumulation and the enactment of the charity law.
Chinese Internet companies have been innovating the online philanthropy landscape since an online donation platform was used to raise funds for relief efforts during the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Online charity platforms popular in China today include online donation platforms, charitable crowd-funding platforms and online charity stores.
This report profiles the philanthropic giving from China’s wealthiest citizens and explores the historical, economic and political context of the philanthropic sector. It also examines the philanthropic motivations, influences and priorities of charitable giving and delineates the challenges and opportunities for the future development of philanthropy in China.
This report aims to help the philanthropy sector in China to understand how technology can be used to enhance the technical capabilities of Chinese civil society organisations and the private sector to find solutions for the advancement of social and environmental issues which are innovative, impactful, sustainable, scalable and referable.
China charity law: Regulating philanthropy for public benefit
In 2016, China enacted a new charity law which regulates the criteria for the founding, registration and management of charity organisations. It also expands the concept of charity to beyond traditional causes such as poverty alleviation and disaster relief to new efforts which promote cultural, scientific and sports development.
Edward A. Cunningham on China’s emerging role in philanthropy
Edward Cunningham, Director of Ash Center China Programs and of the Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, provides an insight to the emerging role of philanthropy in China and explains why educational causes are the main beneficiaries of charitable giving in China.