Social Impact Leadership Series: James Chen, AB ’82, FOUNDER of clearly

On March 20, join Chicago Booth's Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation for a Social Impact Leadership Series event in Beijing with James Chen, AB ’82, a Hong Kong–based venture philanthropist with a global outlook.



His philanthropic journey travels from early childhood literacy in Greater China, to his campaign Clearly, where Chen is on a mission to help the 2.5 billion people around the world who suffer from poor vision to see—and he’s marshalling innovators, start-ups, governments, and NGOs to make it happen.
In this compelling talk, Chen will explore:
  • His inspiration for becoming a philanthropist
  • The power of “audacious philanthropy” and why traditional philanthropy models need to change
  • How he plans to reach his ambitious goal of achieving vision correction across the globe


Event information

Cost: Complimentary; There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required.

Please note that doors will open at 6:30pm HKT with main event starting promptly at 7:00pm HKT. Networking reception to follow.


Tuesday, 03/20/18 at 6:45pm - 8:15pm | iCal


University of Chicago Center in Beijing
59A Zhongguancun Street
Haidian District, Beijing 100872 China

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Presented by Chicago Booth Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
Event Contact
Cortney Robinson