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HKJC's PBC initiative is a far-sighted and impactful program that could help to build more sustainable cities around the world. I was particularly impressed by the program's focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing. The meetings and other events were also extremely well-organized, making the whole experience a very rewarding one.

Amitav GHOSH

Award Winning Author (Jnanpith Award, Dan David Prize and more)

Thank you to you all for staging a memorable and thought-provoking conference. Meeting a fellowship of like-minded individuals from around the world made the event very special. The platform deliverers and content on stage was very relevant, and the informal gatherings around the event meant that networks were developed, and good practice shared. I would definitely recommend the event to others in the coming years.


Chief Executive Officer, Manchester United Foundation

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the great success of this year's PBC Forum, and I am also most grateful that the session I joined as a speaker "Embracing the Ageing Society'' successfully drew attention to a mutual challenge of health equity in our region. I believe that the discussions that were shared by the speakers in the session will surely be adapted, and be continued among important stakeholders.

Etsuko KITA

Chair, Sasakawa Health Foundation

The PBC Forum plays an irreplaceable role in global philanthropy governance, and expects the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust & Institute of Philanthropy to become a golden bridge connecting Hong Kong, the Mainland and the world, a cradle for social innovators, and an advocate for building a community with a shared future for mankind and a better society.


Dean of Yingxian School of Philanthropy

Zhejiang Gongshang University

The world needs more candid discussions of the role philanthropy can and should play, and what could make it more effective. PBC provides a much-needed and extraordinarily well-run forum for that important purpose.


2019 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The PBC Forum 2023 has demonstrated the huge potential of Hong Kong as a global philanthropy hub where western and eastern philanthropies converge, interact and incubate new ideas. It was amazing to meet with business leaders, government representatives, thought leaders and philanthropy practitioners, etc. in Hong Kong’s new landmark, the West Kowloon Culture Area, after the pandemic to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

Gu Qing

Senior Program Officer, China

Ford Foundation

A platform for philanthropists, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, policy-makers, academia and NGOs from around the world to exchange views, facilitate cross-sector collaboration and cultivate long-term partnerships and engagement, all in the hope of creating better cities.

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is pleased to host the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum 2023 with the overarching theme: Philanthropy for Fairer Societies.

Fairness of opportunities

Fairer outcomes

Explore how 21st-century philanthropies could evolve in Asia and beyond

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