Ruth A. Shapiro
Co-Founder and Chief Executive
Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). CAPS is a research and advisory non-profit organization based in Hong Kong and working throughout Asia. CAPS is committed to producing world-class, evidence-based research to help philanthropists, governments and social delivery organizations maximize the positive impact of private social investment.
Dr. Shapiro is the primary author of Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained, published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2018. She is the editor of The Real Problem Solvers, a book about social entrepreneurship in America. She also co-authored the book, Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings are Key to Asia’s Future. She has published articles in Nikkei Asia, the South China Morning Post, Alliance, and Philanthropy Impact and is a regular speaker on issues related to private social investment in Asia.
Dr. Shapiro founded the Asia Business Council and served as its Executive Director since its inception in 1997 until May 2007.