Mr. Dongshu Shen (Jaff) is a serial social entrepreneur and social innovation investor. After selling his Internet company in 2002, Jaff co-founded the Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation and has incubated five social enterprises over 10 years. As a social innovation catalyst and market maker, Jaff introduced B Corp movement to China as the founding Chairman of B Lab China and was committed to advocating a stakeholder-driven economy. In 2017, he became the Chinese publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), to empower the growth of social entrepreneurs and social innovators through thought leadership, knowledge sharing and community building.
Jaff was honored as the Youth Leader of the Year by Southern People Weekly in 2014. And he was honored as a "Social Innovation Thought Leader” by SCHWAB Foundation in 2020. Jaff holds a BA in Oriental Studies and a law degree from Peking University.
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Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation
Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation jointly launched the East Asia Social Innovation Initiative (EASII) with key players in Japan and Korea, aiming to create and support a robust social innovation movement across East Asia in 2015. Leping is dedicated to building a system for inclusive development to support and accelerate the mobilization of solutions for social impact. It serves as a catalyst and architect for the social innovation ecosystem in China, accelerating the rapid development of innovative social enterprises through impact-driven investments to facilitate their potential for large-scale social impact. Through a collection of knowledge-based products, Leping develops the social innovation talent pool and ideas marketplace. By fostering a diverse social entrepreneur community, it promotes achievable, scalable growth for social enterprises. In response to COVID-19, Leping is collaborating with multiple parties on learning and research into crisis and post-crisis responses, focusing on the vulnerability of the underserved and marginalized. This includes an increased focus on new technologies and innovative solutions to social problems.