China’s economy has maintained a rapid pace of development over the past three decades, even during the recent global financial crisis. The economy has shown the world’s fastest growth rate, and the country is playing a locomotive role in the development of the global economy.
Yet many social and environmental issues ranging from regional disparities, to environmental degradation to a lack of innovation in education, can pose a serious threat to China’s growth and potentially provide a seedbed for social unrest. Since 2008 social entrepreneurship has created a new avenue to address those issues and to stir China towards a path of harmonious development. Social entrepreneurs are working across the country on following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake social entrepreneurship has significantly increased in prominence.
There is only so much you can learn from reading reports about social entrepreneurship in China. If you really want to understand China and the blossoming social enterprise scene then you have to talk to the innovators face-to-face.
Join us for the 2nd Study Tour to Beijing from March 17-20, 2014 and explore social entrepreneurship in China.
During the 4-day visit in Beijing you will:
- Visit leading Chinese social enterprises and charities and gain insights into how they scaled up successfully;
- Meet international social enterprise and charities who successfully expanded into China and learn about their key success factors;
- Gain an understanding for your organizations to expand into China through presentations from impact investors and market-entry experts.
The journey will engage you through site visits, presentations and conversation circles. Our facilitators will ensure quality exchange of knowledge and experiences among participants and agents of change.
The program will be rounded up with cultural visits to Beijing’s history places such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
The tours are restricted to a low number of delegates – usually around 12 people – thereby allowing for in-depth discussion and providing the kind of participation and attention levels that come with a smaller group. The tours are ideal for both experienced individuals and newcomers alike.
Our Hosts include:
The detailed program for the 2014 tour will be announced shortly.
Register and join us.