Guangzhou, China, 2012: RBF chair Dr. Richard Rockefeller (center) meeting with Dr. Wang Zhenyao, president of China Global Philanthropy Institute, and Ms. Alice Lau, chair of the Guangdong Harmony Community Foundation.
The Fund has begun a fellowship program to honor the memory and interests of our former board chair, Dr. Richard Rockefeller. The Richard Rockefeller Fellowship supports the development of emerging Chinese professionals who are poised to make a significant commitment to the development of strategic philanthropy in China.
The Fund has revised the guidelines for its China grantmaking program to express the increasingly integrated nature of the RBF's work on pollution mitigation, public health, and climate change, as well as the development of China’s philanthropic sector.
China faces environmental challenges as its continuing growth meets the reality of finite water resources, according to a report published by China Water Risk. Water plays a key role in energy generation, in addition to providing for agriculture needs and municipal use. The report explores the risk exposure of different water usages as well as strategies to slow energy demand and achieve the right mix of power sources.
Ma Jun in the field, documenting waste discharge from a textile factory.
Photos: Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond.
Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), is among four recipients of the 2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Ma was recognized for his leadership of IPE and its ongoing work on projects that strengthen public participation in environmental governance.
Pollution in Hong Kong is worsening because of emissions produced by marine vessels, according to a report published by Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantee Civic Exchange, along with the Atmospheric Research Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.