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Ma Jun in the field, documenting waste discharge from a textile factory. Photos: Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond.

Ma Jun is Honored with a 2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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 Worsened by Marine Vessels

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.

New Report Recommends Emissions Control Area for China's Pearl River Delta

Introducing an Emissions Control Area, like those established in Europe and North America is a necessary action for China's Pearl River Delta, according to a new report released by Civic Exchange and the University of Hong Kong. The report is designed to assist policymakers in regulating toxic exhaust emissions from marine vessels.

Fund Updates Its Southern China Program Guidelines

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has made revisions to its Southern China program guidelines, primarily aiming to refine the strategies under the environment and health goal. While there has not been a significant change in the direction of the Fund’s current work in southern China, the changes reflect the RBF’s grantmaking experience in the region over the past six years.

Family Philanthropy Burgeons in China

Although the ability to accumulate private wealth in China has only been possible in the past three decades, philanthropy is growing fast. The RBF's Southern China program team discusses the often complex issues around effective philanthropy and how exchanges with U.S. counterparts can help.