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Dr. Dania Zhou

Ms. Dania Zhou has a Master of Arts degree from the School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is currently the Managing Partner of CSC Impact fund UK, commuting between London and Beijing, responsible for the fund's investment and financing management, joining hands with L'Oreal Fashion Group, Aviva (the UK's largest insurance company), The Guardian, the world's third largest educational publishing group and Easy Jet, the world's largest low-cost airline, to form Europe's largest venture capital incubation alliance has invested in more than 100 high-tech start-ups worldwide, covering six major sectors, including artificial intelligence, innovative education, healthcare, new consumer, new finance and cultural and travel consumption, and the incubation platform has become the largest venture capital incubator in Europe.

Before that, she was the China Manager of Invest London, responsible for the brand image promotion of the City of London in China, including brand planning and public relations promotion; promoting investment and trade exchanges and cooperation between London business community and Chinese enterprises; promoting official and business investment exchanges between the London government and the Chinese government for Chinese enterprises to be listed on the London Main Board and the AIM.

Ms. Zhou has a wealth of international resources and strong integration capabilities, including membership of the Fortune 500 CEO Private Club, as well as membership of the UK government. She is a member of the Private Club of the Fortune 500 CEOs, as well as the Governor of the Bank of England, the Minister for Digital Innovation, the Minister for Education, and the Minister for Health, Education, and Social Responsibility. She is a member of the Private Club of Fortune 500 CEOs, as well as the Governor of the Bank of England, the Minister for Digital Innovation, the Minister for Education, and the Minister for Health, Education, Culture, Technology and Finance. She also has extensive experience in building international teams and executing strategies, for example, a strong team in the U.S. and Europe and efficiently completed dozens of investment projects. 

Co-Chairperson's Message

Since 2007, when the Rockefeller Foundation pioneered the innovative investment concept of impact investing, it has advocated the pursuit of positive, measurable social value and environmental impact in addition to reasonable financial returns. Simply put, impact investing seeks to create positive and measurable social impact with the potential for sustainable financial growth.

 

Today, impact investing has made tremendous progress in terms of the scale of investment, the areas of investment, the financial and social returns, and the tremendous and sustained impact it generates. Especially in recent years, with the requirements of social environment and government regulation, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) norms for listed companies and large enterprises have been further strengthened and enhanced, and many deeply rooted concepts have emerged, such as: capital for good, technology for good, business for good, long-term valueism, etc., which make people realize that pursuing institutional or shareholder interests is no longer a company's most important goal, and that companies need to play an important role in promoting social progress, establishing their own social purpose, and building the long-term thinking of entrepreneurs and investors. We need to strengthen our thinking about the power of business and fully implement impact investing into our long-term business practices by turning it into a corporate value proposition and strategic proposition!

 

Since 2020, impact investing has become one of the most dynamic and innovative forces in many industries. The new energy industry, energy saving and emission reduction of traditional production enterprises, carbon capture and carbon trading, low-carbon consumption and sustainable procurement, and investment in biotechnology and medical and health care industry, especially vaccines, effective drugs and rapid testing reagents for the new epidemic, are the most relevant and influential investments for human health and pandemic relief. These investments also focused on ecological restoration, health and organic food, food production and food safety that directly improve human living environment and quality of life.

Next, "high-tech, intelligent" is the future of social impact investment. In particular, emerging high-tech technologies, mainly artificial intelligence and big data, have played a huge role in epidemic prevention and control, resource allocation and precision treatment. The demand for a large number of digital and intelligent scenarios brings explosive growth and opportunities, including precision poverty alleviation, online education, new energy vehicles, energy efficiency for building, intelligent transportation and information security, etc. We believe that the law of "science and technology constitute a primary productive force" is still a perpetual themes in the field of impact investment.

 

The last and most exciting thing we are seeing is the active participation of younger generations around the world. Whether from New York, Los Angeles, London, Brussels, or Tokyo, Manila, Hong Kong, Beijing, or Shanghai in Asia, we are seeing passionate investment funds, entrepreneurs and business leaders who are actively promoting impact investing. As their careers grow and wealth is accumulated, the younger generation will become the main driving force behind global impact investing, and their power of engagement and self-drive will be the greatest hope for the future sustainability of this this world!

 

We believe that companies or entities that practice impact investing are very promising. 

SII's mission is to provide investment strategies, methodologies, action plans and resources to support the development of investments with reasonable and sustainable financial returns and investments with transparent management, measurable and constructive social and environmental benefits that are in line with the company's own development goals.

 

Action is power!

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