China Center Chart of the Week, Special Philanthropy Series, part 3 of 4: Corporations playing key role in advancing civil society engagement in China
Leading up to the release of a new beachhead report by the China Center on Corporate Philanthropy in China (to be published in November) we are releasing a special series of Charts of the Week on the topic. This is part three of four.
Did you know that two-thirds of charitable giving in China is made by corporations? This stands in sharp contrast to the United States, where the largest share (73 percent in 2010) of charitable giving comes from individual donors, and corporate giving accounts for only 5 percent. This members-only chart shows the breakdown of charitable giving in China by donor type in 2010.
Philanthropy has become not only a social imperative, but an opportunity for business to engage, to shape the debate, and to influence social change in China. Opportunities now exist for genuine civil society engagement. Indeed, lack of engagement arguably risks generating negative public perception.
Please see the full chart and associated text for a deeper dive on this issue and many more details and data points.