Bridging the Divide: The Rise of Philanthropy in Asia
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Richard Ditizio, Executive Vice President, Milken Institute
En Lee, Co-Head, Asia Pacific, LGT Venture Philanthropy
Justin Rockefeller, Director, Special Relations, Addepar; Co-Founder, The ImPact
Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, Prince of Bhutan; Global Ambassador to The King's Challenge
For the first time, the population of billionaires in the Asia-Pacific region has surpassed the number in North America. Focusing on the unique intersection of dramatic wealth accumulation and immense social needs, this session will explore the rise of innovative philanthropy in Asia and the catalyzing role of next-generation leadership. How will young leaders address the scale and multidimensional complexity of social challenges across countries and sectors? What new models of collaborative problem-solving and collective action are emerging? What are the roles of impact investing, social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy in ensuring a sustainable future? What success stories and key lessons are emerging from Asia?