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Social Enterprise Study Tour | Beijing

November 11-13, 2013

China's economy has maintained a rapid pace of development over the past three decades, even during the recent global nancial 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 signicantly increased in prominence. There is only so much you can learn from reading reports about social entrepreneurship in China and visiting websites half a world away. If you really want to understand China and the blossoming social enterprise scene then you have to talk to the innovators face-to-face. Social entrepreneurs who wish to explore replication strategies for scaling up their organizations and programs into China, investors interested to support the eld in China and individuals eager to learn more about the eld are invited for the Social Enterprise Study Tour to Beijing from November 11-13th, 2013. During the 3-day visit in Beijing you will visit leading Chinese and international social enterprises and charities, as well as impact investors to gain rst-hand understanding of the challenges and opportunities for organizations in China. During the intimate discussions and presentation you will gain: Actionable Insights into Chinese Social Innovation; Unique insights into Social Enterprises and Charities and their business models; Understanding about the opportunities and challenges for expansion into China; Personal connection with Chinese Social Entrepreneurs. Study Tour Itinerary includes visits by and to: FYSE offers a focused opportunity to dialogue with the most interesting "movers and shakers" working in social entrepreneurship in China and worldwide. I left the meeting inspired, refreshed, more informed, alongside new colleagues and friends! Teresa DelLaurentis

november 11-13, 2013 beijing

social entrepreneurship in china

While awareness in China about the concept social entrepreneurship began surfacing in 2004, when it was rst introduced through various symposiums and conferences, the phenomenon didnt gain currency on a wider level until two years later, when two internationally bestselling books about social entrepreneurship were translated into Chinese: How to Change the World by David Bornstein and Banker to the Poor by Mohammed Yunus.1 Following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the expeditious response to the disaster by social entrepreneurs and nonprots, social entrepreneurship further increased in prominence. Since then, the sector and its advocatesincubators, impact investors, the media and academic researchers have expanded across the country, although there remains much room for development and growth for the nascent eld. For the last three decades, China has experienced remarkable economic growth, lifting millions out of poverty. This economic growth, on the other hand, has also led to income disparities and environmental degradation, potentially providing a seedbed for social unrest. Social Entrepreneurs worldwide and in China are actively identifying and tackling those voids by providing sustainable solutions. Authorities especially in Shanghai and Shenzhen have shown increased awareness and support for social enterprises in recent years. Promoting the development of social enterprises was included in Beijing Municipal Government's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) for social construction. Further readings: Social entrepreneurship increases in popularity | China Daily Financial constraints impede growth of social enterprises in China | The Guardian The size and scale of Chinese social entrepreneurship | The Guardian

Accommodation & Visa

Participants are responsible to arrange their own accommodation. We recommend to book your stay in one of the hotels highlighted below, from which we can provide pick-up/ drop-off. Conrad Hotel (Luxury Hotel) Price: ~1100 per night (Double Room) The brand new Conrad Beijing offers 5 star luxury rooms and suites with city views. Keep t in the modern Fitness Center, boasting the latest technology and techniques to support your health and wellbeing. Book at: Beijing Zhaolong Hotel (midlevel) Price: ~850 per night (Double Room) A 2-minute walk from Tuanjiehu subway station (Line 10), Beijing Zhaolong Hotel offers 5-star luxurious accommodation and free Wi-Fi in all areas. It boasts leisure options including an indoor pool and a wellness centre. The classy rooms come with free wired internet. Zhaolong Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Sanlitun Bar Street and a 7-minute drive from Central Business District. Beijing Capital International Airport is a 40-minute drive away. The hotel offers a tness centre, a cash machine and currency exchange for guests convenience. Luggage storage and safety deposit box are available at the 24-hour front desk. Book at: Ibis Dongdaqiao Price: ~300 per night (Double Room) Located in the heart of the Chaoyang commercial centre, ibis Beijing Dongdaqiao offers easy access to shopping, transport and attractions and is close to Beijing's famous "Bar Street". Featuring 123 rooms with high-speed internet access, airconditioning and LED TVs, this great Beijing hotel offers daily breakfast and 24 hour reception. Ibis Beijing Dongdaqiao is less than 30 minutes from Beijing International Airport, with ofce buildings within walking distance. Book at:

visa regulations
Foreigners who visit China are generally required to apply for a visa before departure, but some aliens needn't if they come to Mainland China, for example, ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan enjoy visa free access for up to 15 days. Please apply only 1 or 2 months (at least 2 weeks) before your planned date to enter China. If you apply for it too late, you may not have enough time for the application. If you apply for it too early, the visa may become invalid before your departure for China. Generally, the validity of a single-entry visa is 3 months, counted from the date of application. US, British and Australian citizens traveling to China are required to obtain a visa. Nationals from other countries are recommended to check with their local Chinese embassy or consulate. All visa applications must be submitted in person by the applicant. It is the participants responsibility to complete all visa requirements in time to obtain a visa and all costs for obtaining a visa to attend the study tour are for the account of the individual participant. FYSE will not refund the study tour fees in the event of a participants failure to obtain a visa.

Study Tour Itinerary (subject to change)

Usually, at least 2 site visits are made each day (am & pm sessions). Additional opportunities to network with social entrepreneurs will be available during informal dinner. Participation in site visits is entirely at your discretion. If there are other groups you would like to visit independently, then we will do everything we can to assist you in making those arrangements.

Time Program Day 1 | Monday November 11, 2013 Summary: Morning: Introductory lectures Afternoon: eld visit The study tour starts on Monday with a series of expert presentations designed to introduce participants to the unique social enterprise environment in China and to prepare them for the eld trips which lie ahead. Following lunch the presentations will visit Chi Heng Foundation, a leading HIV/AIDS NGO who initiated a number of social enterprise initiatives to achieve nancial sustainability while providing employment to their marginalized beneciaries. 8:30 am 9:00 - 9:30 9:30 - 10:50 10:50 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:30 13:30 - 15:00 15:00 - 15:45 16:00 - 18:00 18:30 Departure from Hotel Welcome and Introduction to study tour Future trends: Understanding Chinas socio-economic challenges and opportunities for business. Coffee Break Impact Investing in China Lunch International Case Study 1 | Asia Catalyst Bus Shuttle Field Visit 1 | Chi Heng Foundation Return to hotel with the rest of the evening at participants leisure.

Day 2 | Tuesday November 12, 2013 Summary: Morning: Lecture on how to enter the Chinese market, including case studies. Afternoon: eld visit. In the morning participants gain an understanding on the legal and administrative regulations and steps necessary to expand into China. In the afternoon we will visit one of the few independent NGOs with national representation, Huiling. The day will close with a informal dinner with other social entrepreneurs from Beijing. 8:30am Departure from Hotel 9:00 - 10:15 Market entry strategies and legal issues: how to expand into China 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 - 12:00 International Case Study 2 | BasicNeeds 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 13:00 - 14:15 International Case Study 3 | DKT International 14:15 - 15:00 Bus Shuttle 15:00 - 17:30 Field Visit 2 | Huiling 18:00 Return to hotel 18:30 - 21:00 Social Entrepreneur Dinner Day 3 | Wednesday November 13, 2013 Summary: all day eld visits In the morning participants gain an understanding on the legal and administrative regulations and steps necessary to expand into China. In the afternoon participants will visit one of the few independent NGOs with national representation, Huiling. The day will close with a informal dinner with other Chinese and international social entrepreneurs from Beijing. 8:30 am Departure from Hotel 9:30 - 12:00 Field Visit 3 | Roundabout 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at local organic restaurant Mrs Shanen's Bagels 13:00 - 17:00 Field Visit 4 | Shared Harvest incl. Lunch 18:00 Return to hotel with the rest of the evening at participants leisure. *Please Note: The nal tour itinerary will be nalized in consultation with the Tour Group to ensure that site visits reect the specic needs & interests of participants.

Social Enterprises and Charities

The study tour will feature different social enterprises, covering a range of industries and motivations:

In an era of rapid urbanization and industrialization, food safety has become one of Chinas most pressing problems. So-called modern cultivation which is industrialized and chemicaldependent is gradually replacing Chinas centuries-old agrarian culture. Through over-use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, agriculture has become the largest contributor to non-pointsource pollution in China. Shared Harvest is a non-prot, service-oriented social enterprise established in 2012 by a group of young people with a strong interest in promoting ecological agriculture and sustainable lifestyles and with the intend to address increasingly serious food safety problems by promoting organic agriculture. In 2008, in order to learn more about the CSA model, Shi Yan - the founder of Shared Harvest - spent six months working on a farm in the US. After returning to China, she helped to found Little Donkey Farm, and has been consistently involved in promoting the CSA model and the development of sustainable agriculture. Website:

In 1985 Ms Meng Weina founded Guangzhou Ziling, Chinas rst independent non- government organization working with children with disabilities. Formerly known as the Guangzhou Peoples Childrens Social Welfare Education and Training School, the school provides educational and developmental services for children and young people with developmental difculties. Ms Meng set up the Guangzhou Huiling Community Centre in 1990 as an outgrowth project of the Guangzhou Zhi Ling School to meet the needs of those Zhi Ling students who had reached 18 years of age. Hui Ling has since developed to include a multi-faceted program of education and developmental training services for people with mental handicap of all ages, but focusing on young people and adults. Since 2000, Huiling has successfully replicated its model across 10 cities across China including Beijing, Xi'an, Xining,Tianjin, Qingyuan, Chongqing, Changsha, Lanzhou and Hong Kong. Website:

Roundabout was started by Leslie Simpson, an ex-pat who had been volunteering in a foster care home in Beijing for over 3 years, sorting donations, nding new homes for items they could not use, throwing away sub standard goods etcThere was a clear need for a place that would do all that work for them, and so Roundabout was born. Roundabout is a social enterprise which provides a free service connecting those who wish to give, be that monetary or otherwise, to those in need. Roundabout now give support to 48 charitable organizations in the Beijing, Inner Mongolia and Mongolia. Started in 2008, it is one of the rst charity stores in China and is now expanding across the country. Website:

BasicNeeds is expanding across the world through social franchising, with the mission of bringing a lasting change in the lives of mentally-ill people around the world. Mental illness is often ignored, especially in developing countries. With an often complete lack of locally available, free mental healthcare, desperately poor mentally ill people stand little hope of recovery. Working with mentally ill people, rather than just for them, BasicNeeds have built an innovative approach to the problem that tackles mentally ill peoples poverty as well as their illness. Using the Model for Mental Health and Development, BasicNeed help mentally ill people start to earn a living after they have been given access to regular, community-based treatment. They also work with communities to overcome stigma and abuse. At the heart of their work is consultation with mentally ill people and the drive to work with them to help them solve their problems. Website:

Asia Catalyst works with grassroots groups from marginalized communities in East and Southeast Asia that promote the right to health. We train our partners to meet high standards of effective and democratic governance, to establish a stable foundation for future growth, and to conduct rigorous human rights research and advocacy. We aim to help our partners become leading advocates at the local, national and global levels. Website:

DKT is one of the largest private providers of family planning and reproductive health products and services in the developing world. Since 1989, the nonprot organization DKT International has been promoting family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention through social marketing. DKT has 20 programs in 18 countries and in 2012 it provided and sold 600 million condoms, over 76 million cycles of oral contraceptives, over 16 million injectable contraceptives, 1.5 million IUDs, and 16 million misoprostol pills. In 2012, DKT efforts prevented 8.2 million unwanted pregnancies, 14,000 maternal deaths, and 1.7 million abortions. Website:

Chi Heng Foundation (CHF) was founded in 1998 and is a registered charity in Hong Kong. The philosophy of Chi Heng is to put wisdom into action to help the underprivileged. CHFs work in China focuses on providing comprehensive care and support to AIDS impacted children, with education being the main focus. Since 2002, CHF has been providing assistance to these children in Central China, so that they can continue their schooling. By far, CHF has cumulatively sponsored more than 15,000 AIDS impacted children and youths. With over 200 volunteers for AIDS Prevention and Education program in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xian, CHF has intervened over 100,000 high risk people. Website:


han xiao founding partner, lanshan social capital Graduate from Peking University with a degree in business management and China Agriculture University with a degree in agriculture engineering. He started his career as Business Risk Specialist with during its listing in NASDAQ and since 2006, he worked for Deloitte China as consultant. At the beginning of 2009, he began his career with LGT Venture Philanthropy. In 2011, he left LGTVP and formed Lanshan Social Capital to develop social enterprise sector and market based social solutions in China. cecilia zhang investment manager, lgt venture philanthropy Cecilia leads LGTPS social investments in China since 2010. LGT Venture Philanthropy is an impact investor supporting organizations with outstanding social and environmental impact. andrea lane - executive director, fyse Andrea founded FYSE in 2008, and grew it into an organization that currently provides support to social entrepreneurs in ten countries in Asia. Across the years, she has worked for NGOs and start-ups in the UK, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China. Her focus is on supporting social entrepreneurship by mainstreaming entrepreneurial education, and by supporting social entrepreneurs to start and scale up through effective capacity building..

The rm provides services exclusively to foreign direct investors in China, including pre-incorporation regulatory and tax advice over market entry, business incorporation and tax structuring, contractual advice and drafting, ongoing maintenance issues such as tax, accounting, transactions and compliance, in addition to legal and nancial due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and related issues. We are also able to provide cost comparisons, and through our separate subsidiary, payroll and HR management services. Website:


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