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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Innovations In Social Investing Across The Finance Spectrum 5. Government Investments

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Session Description

Drill down on the issues relating to the area which interests you most, with pioneering institutions in their field. Participants will share their key insights and ask you to debate the priorities moving forward. Participants will share their key insights and ask you to debate the priorities moving forward.

When | Where

11:15 - 12:30 Thursday, March 30

Session leaders

  • Simon Zhao Lv Speaker
    Founder and CEO, Non-Profit Incubator
    Simon Zhao Lv is the Founder and CEO of Non-Profit Incubator (NPI) in China. As a prominent NGO supporting organisation, the NPI has branches in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu with widespread impact across China. He also started a leading CSR consulting organization in China – Corporate Citizenship in Action (CCiA), and a venture philanthropy fund called “Social Sillicon Valley”. Simon previously worked as a reporter at Xinhua News Agency, as Editor-in-Chief of China Securities and Futures, and also Chief Editor of China Philanthropy Times. In 1998, he set up and chaired his own marketing communications consulting firm, providing consulting services for numerous local and multinational companies. In 2002, he embarked on his career in the field of charity and philanthropy, working as Secretary General of the China Committee on Corporate Citizenship, among other roles. Sophia
  • Geoff Mulgan Speaker
    Director, The Young Foundation
    Mulgan obtained a First Class degree from Balliol College, Oxford and a Ph.D. in telecommunications from the University of Westminster. He was also a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, trained as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka and worked for a spell during the 1980s as a van driver for the "Labour-supporting collective of musicians and comedians known as Red Wedge", opting ultimately for a career in local government and academia in the UK and going on to become an influential writer on social and political issues in various newspapers and magazines in the 1990s including the Independent, Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman and Marxism Today. He worked as a reporter for BBC television and radio and was made a CBE in 2005. His current base, the Young Foundation, mainly works on social innovation - the design and launch of new social organisations, but also produces some publications, including recent ones on social innovation and the state of British society
  • Olga Alexeeva Speaker
    Director, CAF Russia
    Update: We are sad to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Olga Alexeeva. More details including details of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Fund can be found here: Olga Alexeeva is Head of Business Development of CAF Global Trustees, a new service of Charities Aid Foundation which focuses on the development of private and family giving around the world.  In this capacity Olga is responsible for promoting private and family foundations and CAF services to wealthy individuals around the world.  Prior to moving to London in 2005, Olga worked for 12 years in CAF Russia and for 7 of those was Director of CAF Russia.  CAF Russia has been operational since 1993 and played a key role in the development of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in Russia. Under Olga’s leadership CAF Russia grew to become one of the largest grant-making foundations in Russia with over 90% of grant-making funds coming from Russian donors. Olga has written 3 books for and about non-profit organizations and civil society in Russia (“Who helps children” 1994, “Charities in Russian regions” 1995, “Third Sector or Charity for Beginners” 1997), and is a co-author of “Working with the non-profit sector in Russia” (1999) and an author of over 300 articles and research publications about civil society development and philanthropy.