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28 August 2018

New charity financial disclosure requirement brings further confusion to interpret charity’s financial information

Hong Kong Economic Times
Vincent Cheng, Research Associate at the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society addresses the complications associated with Hong Kong's latest charity financial disclosure requirement.
14 June 2018

How Can Asia Boost Philanthropy?

AsiaGlobal Online
Wealth in Asia is growing rapidly, but philanthropy has not kept pace. Governments should improve regulations and policies to make it easier to give in a systematic way. They should also ensure donations can efficiently reach organizations working to meet society's needs.
29 January 2018

Philanthropy in Asia needs a push from good government policies

South China Morning Post
Ruth A. Shapiro says that governments in the region must send strong signals that they value philanthropy through tax incentives and other policies. This could encourage a more systematic approach to giving and spark innovation in the social sector.
30 September 2017

Asia’s embrace of social enterprises: governments lean in

Philanthropy Impact Magazine, Autumn 2017
Asia is awash with enthusiasm for social entrepreneurship, and Asian governments are demonstrating their faith in it not only with ancillary services but with cold, hard cash.
10 September 2017

Hong Kong’s spirit of charitable giving is strengthened by its history, laws and belief in education.

South China Morning Post
Hong Kong outperforms larger markets in its donations, thanks to vivid memories of past poverty, belief in the life-changing power of education, and faith in the rule of law that many other Asian economies lack, writes Dr Ruth Shapiro in the South China Morning Post.
6 July 2016

Asian companies develop new forms of philanthropy

Nikkei Asian Review
Dr Ruth Shapiro explores how Asian companies are seeing community engagement as not only in their own interest but also as an important part of their role in society.