Merle A. Hinrich established the Hinrich Foundation with the mission of promoting sustainable global trade. It advances its objective by supporting trade scholarships and career development, offering export trade assistance, and fostering international trade research.
As Founder, Chief Executive Officer and now Executive Chairman of trade media company Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL), Mr. Hinrich has dedicated his life and the activities of the company to advancing sustainable global trade. In particular, Global Sources has provided trade marketing services to tens of thousands of producers from China over the last 30 years, through its trade media, online services and trade shows.
Through the endeavors of the Hinrich Foundation, we are able to extend his lifelong work in trade and human development into areas best served by a philanthropic organization.
Why, how & what of the Hinrich Foundation
|Why||We believe sustainable global trade promotes peace between nations.|
|How||The Hinrich Foundation has four key ambitions:|
|Encourage||both the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness.|
|Sponsor||the education and skill development of individuals who wish to participate in international trade.|
|Provide||practical trade services which in turn create jobs.|
|Encourage||equality in trade development by influencing policymakers to take an informed approach and support open and transparent global trade.|
|What||To achieve these goals, the Foundation engages in the three interrelated programs:|
|Trade scholarships & careers||It sponsors educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade.|
|Export trade assistance||It offers practical trade services to promote and coach small to medium producers in developing Asia on how to participate in global trade.|
|International trade research||It initiates research, elicits opinions and disseminates information about global trade in order to encourage informed debate and balanced policy making in support of open and transparent global trade.|