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August 19, 2013

CiYuan: Three Lessons from BSR’s CiYuan Initiative: Building Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China

Three Lessons from BSR’s CiYuan Initiative: Building Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China

As BSR's three-year CiYuan draws to a close, the initiative's manager reflects on what we learned about building partnerships between companies and NGOs to develop the Chinese nonprofit sector.

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January 15, 2013

Opportunities and Challenges: Family Philanthropy in China

What can the Chinese business community do to increase the impact of its giving? We identify three gaps in current practices and suggest a way forward for philanthropists and family-run foundations.

#CiYuan #Financial Services #Grants

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October 3, 2012

How to Foster Cross-Sector Partnerships—Four Lessons from China

BSR strongly believes cross-sector partnerships are crucial to developing a just and sustainable world. For more than 20 years, we have helped businesses listen to and work with their partners to address pressing sustainability challenges. Since the CiYuan initiative started in China two years ago, we’ve been working non-stop to foster more partnerships—particularly between companies and NGOs.

#CiYuan #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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August 13, 2012

Why China’s Social Sector Can’t Achieve “Collective Impact”

The phrase "collective impact"—initiatives that have used centralized resources and process to support a common agenda that pays off for all parties—has become a buzzword in the West, but in China, it hasn’t been well studied.

#CiYuan #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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August 9, 2012

Seven Lessons for Effective Cross-Sector Partnerships in China

BSR’s CiYuan initiative recently published the first of many case studies that share key lessons learned from several pilot projects designed to help build cross-sector partnerships to enhance the value of social investment in China.

#CiYuan #Grants #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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January 7, 2011

2010: A Year of Notable Developments for Philanthropy in China

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September 21, 2010

Building Strategic Philanthropy in China

As China experiences a rapid growth in philanthropy, both companies and NGOs can benefit by forming strategic partnerships. By working with business, NGOs will gain access to new technologies, skills, business models, and networks, and companies stand to benefit through increased customer and employee loyalty, a strengthened social license to operate, and new ideas for business development.

#CiYuan #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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December 18, 2009

New Policy to Address Corporate Philanthropy in China

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