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A Focus on China - Harvard GCC Conference Series 2010

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H A R V A R D C O L L E G E G C C A Focus on China: Conference Series 2010 Social Entrepreneurship in High Gear: June 26, 2010 - Peking University A New Day for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): July 10, 2010 - Sun Yat-sen University A Global China Connection Conference Series Hosted in Partnership with the Students’ International Communication Association (SICA) at Peking University and the Student Union of Sun Yat-sen University. Leadership Engagement Passion Young entre
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  HARVARD COLLEGE GCC  1 Leadership Young entrepreneurs, professionals, andstudent organization leaders teamed upto establish a wholly student-organized,international event with the promise of creating new dialogue about the changesin the rapidly developing fields of socialentrepreneurship and CSR. Engagement The two-part panel and discussion-basedsummits drew the best and brighteststudent leaders from the United States,Europe, and China alike, and was formany, the chance of a lifetime to meet andspark new connections for futurecollaboration and friendships. Passion A distinct cross-section of speakerscomprised of pioneers and trend-settingrepresentatives for innovativecorporations, universities, foundations,government agencies, NGOs, think tanks,and social enterprises throughout Chinaand the United States delivered remarks. A Focus on China: Conference Series 2010 Social Entrepreneurship in High Gear: June 26, 2010 - Peking UniversityA New Day for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): July 10, 2010 - Sun Yat-sen University A Global China Connection Conference Series Hosted in Partnership with the Students’ International CommunicationAssociation (SICA) at Peking University and the Student Union of Sun Yat-sen University. Beijing Conference Over 250 studentleaders fromuniversities around theworld joined togetherwith leading experts todiscuss the future of social entrepreneurship. Page 2 Guangzhou Conference Learn about therevolution CorporateSocial Responsibility isundergoing in China. Page 3 Case Discussion Students in teamschallenged one anotherto consider and createmore dynamic androbust solutions for thedigital divide facingmany both developedand developing nations. Page 4 Feedback  Hear testimonials of conference attendees. Page 5  About GCC Learn more about theorganization theHuffington Post called“The world’s largeststudent-run networkinvolved withstrengthening globallinks to China.” Page 6 Table of Contents  Summer 2010Harvard College Global China Connection is a student run organization at Harvard College. The Harvard College name istrademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is used by permission of Harvard University.Special Thank You’s Without help from awide array of hardworking anddedicated individuals,this conference serieswould not have beenthe dynamic event thatit was. Page 6  HARVARD COLLEGE GCC 2  Patrick CheungChief Representative Ashoka, China Topic of Discussion “Change Maker Society andWhy We Need It.” Richard Brubaker Founder Collective Responsibility  Topic of Discussion “Social Entrepreneurs andSocial Ventures in China: AFramework and KeySuccesses” Li YaoPrincipal Investment Officer International FinanceCorporation Topic of Discussion “The International FinanceCorporation and China’sSustainability Growth” John FitzgeraldChief RepresentativeThe Ford Foundation, China Topic of Discussion “The Ford Foundation:Thirty Years and Beyond” Wang HuiyaoDirector GeneralCenter for China andGlobalization Topic of Discussion “Social Entrepreneurship inChina from a Public PolicyPerspective” Panel moderated by: Xijin JiaDeputy Director, The NGO Research CenterTsinghua University Xijin Jia is an Associate Professor of School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) inTsinghua University. Her research area is Civil Society and Governance.Ms. Jia develops programs on civil society, citizen participation, partnerships betweenCSO and government. She has been appointed the Task Leader on GovernmentProcurement Project of ADB, a member of National Steering Committee for UNDP-SGPChina, and the national coordinator of the international program on Civil Society Index. Peking University Theme: Social Entrepreneurship in High Gear !!!! 250 StudentsSaturday, June 26, 2010 !!!!!!!! Beijing, China Harvard College Global China Connection is a student run organization at Harvard College. The Harvard College name istrademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is used by permission of Harvard University.  Mission: To encourage discussion among our university peers on the subject of the inspiring and intriguing message of Social Entrepreneurship.The passion and drive of a social enterprise is to not only seek out business profit, but also to lead individuals to better lives andnations to brighter futures. On June 26, each of the speakers engaged in an open, bilingual discussion to both critically analyzethe future of social entrepreneurship in China, and inspire young students to look for new ways to create value in society. Opendiscussion, in both Mandarin and English, was a consistent theme and success of the event, as students from all backgroundsengaged directly with speakers and one another throughout the event. Beyond inspiring many to put work into creating newenterprises, the gathering strengthened partnerships and interest in holding future international student events.  HARVARD COLLEGE GCC  3 Sun Yat-sen University Theme: A New Day for Corporate Social Responsibility ! 220 StudentsSaturday, July 10, 2010 !!!!!!! Guangzhou, China Weidong ZhouDirector BSR, China Topic of Discussion “Corporate SocialResponsibility and YourCareer Development.” Christopher Marquis Assistant Professor Harvard BusinessSchool Topic of Discussion “Corporate SocialResponsibility inChina” Fang HuiDirector Hands on Shanghai Topic of Discussion “Corporate SocialResponsibility & TheRole of NGOs.” Lai JianxiongChairmanBeauty in Fashion Topic of Discussion “Corporate SocialResponsibility at aDevelopingCorporation” Leslie StoneExecutive Director The Lingnan Foundation Topic of Discussion “Service and Youth:Questions and Concernsin the U.S. and China.” Panel Moderated by: Alice LauExecutive Director, Institute for Civil SocietySun Yat-sen University Alice Lau is the executive director and research fellow of the Institute for Civil Society atSun Yat-sen University.Outside of the social and academic fields, she had been working in the business field formore than 20 years and has rich experience in corporate philanthropy. She was a MasonFellow and holds a Masters of Public Administration fromthe Harvard Kennedy Schoolof Government. She has a strong research background in nonprofit management, socialentrepreneurship, and strategic corporate citizenship. Wong Yeuk HungGeneral Manager Sino Land Co., Ltd. Topic of Discussion “The Commitment to GoBeyond CustomerExpectations.” Harvard College Global China Connection is a student run organization at Harvard College. The Harvard College name istrademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is used by permission of Harvard University.  Mission: To bring experts and professional leaders from the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) together with topChinese and international university students to spread knowledge about a critical shift in the business world. While corporate social responsibility (CSR) may have srcinally made its appearance in China as a response to quell concerns forquestionable workplace standards and unreliable product safety, for companies in China today, CSR can no longer just be aboutthe prevention of causing harm to individuals, but rather is about creating uplifting value benefitting society and localcommunities. As many students learned, a strong CSR program is quickly becoming a necessity for businesses small and largealike. Not only did students discover valuable, rarely taught lessons about CSR, but by conversing directly with experts they toogained a sense of how to better plan their careers for a more successful and socially responsible future.  HARVARD COLLEGE GCC 4  The GCC Case Discussion Do not go where the path may lead, !!!!!!!!   !  go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.— Ralph Waldo Emerson Following each conference inBeijing and Guangzhou,approximately 20 leading Chineseand international college students joined together for a case styleworkshop in which they learnedhands-on how to apply thetechniques, ideas, and insightsemployed by successful SocialEntrepreneurs by creating theirown detailed plans of attack forthe growing real world problem of the digital divide. During each case discussionsession, participants weredivided into competing teams of social entrepreneurs,representatives of those mostadversely affected by the digitaldivide (rural Chinese), andrepresentatives for the local andnational government. Each of these stake-holding groups couldnot succeed without the supportof the others.Participants had to process anduse all information presentedquickly, as at the end of the 120minute lightning session, eachgroup had to deliver apresentation by which theirsolutions and views would bepublicly judged.Interactions in this event provedespecially exciting as althoughmany individuals evencompeting on the same teams didnot think nor communicate in thesame language, through the rushof having to work and think internationally, participants wereable to both gain new insightfrom their peers and arrive atdynamic, clever solutions.While the case discussion wasonly a small part of eachconference event, it truly was aremarkable chance forparticipants to approach and getto more fully understand oneanother. The case discussion left adeep impression for each andevery participant involved andhas created a model that GlobalChina Connection will morewidely expand and explore infuture international events.  Participants in each case discussion exercised critical analysis uponrecent data from the 25th Survey Report on Internet Development inChina, the 9th International Conference on the Social Implications ofComputers in Developing Nations, and more while developing strategies.Harvard College Global China Connection is a student run organization at Harvard College. The Harvard College name istrademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is used by permission of Harvard University.
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