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Leveraging expertise in international finance, financial technology, and China's economic development, the SAIF ThinkTank has produced policy-ready analytical reports to inform decision-making. 

Multiple research outputs have been recognized by national leaders or adopted by authoritative bodies, demonstrating the think tank's growing policy impact.


[SAIF ThinkTank Brief Report] Issue 25 - Current Situation, Prospects, and Strategies for the Development of the Intelligent Elderly Care Industry

Summary: Recent national population survey data indicate a continuous rise in the proportion of elderly people in China. According to the National Bureau of Statistics in 2022, China's population aged 60 and above reached 280,040,000, marking an increase of 12,680,000 from the previous year, accounting for 19.8% of the national population, a rise of 0.9 percentage points from the previous year. Additionally, the population aged 65 and above reached 209,780,000, indicating a 0.7 percentage point increase from the previous year. Aging has become and will continue to be a prominent and enduring national demographic trend in China. Properly addressing the needs of the elderly during their old age, catering to their diverse requirements, and establishing a comprehensive policy system and nurturing social environment that embodies care, filial piety, and respect for the elderly have emerged as pressing social issues.

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[SAIF ThinkTank Key Insight] Issue 13 - The Pathway and Opportunity of RMB Internationalization in the Era of De-dollarization

Summary: Being the world's major international currency, the U.S. dollar has played a pivotal role in international trade, reserves, and finance for numerous years. The concept of "de-dollarization" emerged after the collapse of the Bretton Woods system. In recent times, with the increasing prevalence of financial sanctions and monetary policies being weaponized through the U.S. dollar, the momentum of "de-dollarization" has gained traction. Many countries are now intensifying their efforts to expand local currency payment and settlement options. However, it's essential to grasp the true essence of "de-dollarization", which involves not only reducing the use of U.S. dollars for payments and settlements but, more importantly, decreasing reliance on the U.S. dollar system concerning reserve currencies and investment and financing. In other words, it's about breaking free from the dominance of the U.S. dollar financial system, which is a challenging goal to achieve in the short term. Meanwhile, China must continue to work towards establishing an open and modernized RMB financial system.

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ESG Ratings for China's Urban Development

This book presents an innovative ESG urban governance evaluation system, which centers its vision around five key dimensions: governance, economy, ecology, people's livelihood, as well as cultural and ethical development. Drawing from modern public management's urban development performance evaluation and ESG macro rating frameworks, this system represents a groundbreaking assessment of a city's comprehensive strength, taking into account its economic prowess, the well-being of its citizens, and its ability to foster sustainable development.

ESG Finance in the New Era

This book explores the world of ESG investment, complemented by insightful ESG practice, all encompassed under the macro context of "finance." The book is thoughtfully divided into five parts, with the initial section providing a foundational introduction that conceptualizes and outlines the framework of ESG practice and investment. The second part thoroughly analyzes the foundation of management economics, industry differences, and performance disclosure through the lens of corporate practice cases. In the third segment, the exploration of ESG investment unfolds, offering valuable insights into investment strategies, financial returns, motives, and more, with a keen focus on both domestic and international developments. The fourth part delves into ESG data and performance evaluation, analyzing relevant data sources, investor responses, and product performance disclosures, aligned with the latest global advancements in ESG practices. Lastly, the fifth section sheds light on ESG in China, honing in on critical domestic market aspects like retail investors, investor composition, excess returns, and carbon neutral targets.

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