In January 2014 at the first East-West Sustainability Summit, Ray Dalio pledged $2 million dollars a year for five years to improve the level of philanthropy in China through a systematic research and training system. By November of 2015 he had engaged four more philanthropists from China and the US as partners in this effort: Bill Gates, Niu Gensheng, He Qiaonyu and Ye Qingjun. In November of 2015 these five leading philanthropists announced the establishment of CGPI, an education system to cultivate exemplary philanthropists and foundation management executives. By elevating innovation, professionalism, and public participation, CGPI continues to contribute to the development of philanthropy in China and the world. By the end of 2018, CGPI had trained more than 500 outstanding philanthropy professionals. Three of CGPI’s leading philanthropists are the first from China to join the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge, marking another important step for Chinese philanthropists in the process of internationalization.
Launched the China Global Philanthropy Institute