Social Innovation is Key to Safe E-Waste Disposal

In terms of limiting waste, a key area that demands more attention is electronic waste or e-waste generation. Electronic devices have become commonplace. They are proven enablers.

Philanthropy in China

The rapid changes to China’s philanthropic sector brought both opportunities and challenges for local and international NGOs and put pressure on the whole sector to strengthen operational capabilities to increase transparency and accountability.

From Poverty Reduction to Common Prosperity: Challenging Reforms, Big Upside

The beginning of the 2020s marks an important threshold for China’s economic development. In the coming decade China will very likely cross the threshold to high income.

Why Social Innovation Matters?

Inequality is one of the drivers of social unrest recently experienced on almost every continent.

Changing Consumption and Production Behaviors

The growth of the manufacturing sector has left us with a lot of waste. Like many nations grappling with the same problem, more rational consumption is needed in China, too.

Chasing Carbon Neutrality

China plans to peak carbon emissions in 2030 and be fully carbon neutral by 2060. How will this impact on economic activity?

Why We Have Been Understating the Costs of Air Pollution

Like other public policy decisions, evaluating an environmental regulation should be based on comparing its social costs to its social benefits. Reducing air pollution may require costs such as abatement equipment, compliance personnel, research and development expenses, and reductions in economic output

Developing ‘Business for Good’ in China

In this day and age, companies are no longer being evaluated only through their economic dimensions. In a post-pandemic world, stakeholder capitalism as a value creation structure is simply no longer sustainable.

Making Social Innovation Happen: How to Lead for Impact

Leaders exist to create impact. The drive to shift conditions, context or consequence is what separates leaders from the rest of the world.

Achieving the SDGs in a Post-pandemic World: The Role of Social Innovation

Social innovation plays a critical role to get us there. Defined as the “conceptual, process, product or organizational change which improves the welfare and well-being of individuals and community,” social innovation shares the SDG’s ultimate objective of a better world, and offers a powerful instrument to achieve them.

Message from the Dean

  Today, we find ourselves in an era of major transformations—including technological, economic, social, political and geopolitical disruptions—coupled with dysfunctional global governance, rising protectionism, nationalism and populism, as well as reconfiguring global investment and trading systems. Humanity has been confronted with serious challenges, such as income and wealth inequality, diminishing social mobility, and climate change, which …

Seeking Common Prosperity from a Global Perspective

The amount of disruption brought about by technology, together with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has exacerbated the already serious income and wealth gaps, highlighting the urgent need to promote inclusiveness and common prosperity within the global sphere.

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