China emerged as one of the top countries where the involvement of younger people is having a positive impact on the sector, joining Germany, Russia and the USA in second place.
While its overall ranking slipped three points to 37th place, the country advanced 28 points to secure eighth place for ease of access to investment. However, it came in 40th place for women in leadership roles.
"China has the largest population and huge unmet needs in terms of social services. The Chinese government is very pro-business and encouraging Innovation, which is good news for social entrepreneurs. But the Third Sector development in China is still at very early stage and only one city in China – Chengdu -- has the holistic policy to support the boom of social enterprises."