Cao Dewang is one of China’s biggest philanthropists, having donated more than RMB6bn. He donated 300 million of his family’s shares in Fuyao Group (with a market value of RMB 3.55bn) to establish the Heren Charitable Foundation in 2011.
Lou Zhongfu is honorary Chairman of Guangsha Holding Group. The company, which is involved in building properties, has more than 100 member companies, employs 120,000 people and has assets of more than RMB30bn.
Wang Heming, previously chairman and CEO of the Cosmos Group, is now the chairman of its charitable association. His family uses its own wealth to help build schools and donate to educational establishments in China. Wang’s aim is to use his money to give those from poorer backgrounds in China a decent education, which he believes will benefit the country as a whole.
Sarah Butler-Sloss is an internationally-recognised leader in the field of green energy and sustainable development. She and her husband established the Ashden Trust in 1989, which is one of the 18 charitable trusts and foundations established by members of the Sainsbury family. In 2001, she launched the Ashden Awards, which recognise and support those working on sustainable energy initiatives.
Winsome McIntosh has served on the board of the McIntosh Foundation since 1972. She has founded several initiatives, including: the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida; ClientEarth, UK and EU; Rachel’s Network, US; and the Association of Small Foundations, US.
Anatoly Sedykh is Chairman of the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) and President of the OMK-Uchastie (OMK-Participation) Charity Fund. OMK is one of Russia’s largest manufacturers of pipes, railway wheels and automobile springs.
Irina Sedykh has been Chair of the Supervisory Board of the OMK-Uchastie Charity Fund since 2009. In 2011, she helped found the Art-Ovrag culture festival in the town of Vyksa (in the Nizhny Novgorod region) and now heads the festival’s council.
Tamer Makary serves as the Executive Director of the Magrabi Foundation, whose offices are based in Cairo, and is a member of the Board of Trustees. Tamer is also Vice President of the Africa Eye Foundation, in charge of strategic partnership and fundraising, and Head of Business Development for Magrabi Optical.
For Claire Chiang, philanthropy is about more than simply giving money to her favourite causes. She is passionate about the need to engage with individual projects, and believes corporations can be a force for good.