Ivan Tse

Founder of The Global Friends

Ivan Tse is the founder of The Global Friends, a consortium of leading philanthropists committed to tackling the urgent challenges of our time. The organization’s Climate Action Pledge (CAP) was introduced during Climate Week in New York City in October 2017. Launching in 2018, the CAP aims to double, within one year, the philanthropic sector’s funding to address global warming.

Tse also serves as President of Hong Kong’s TSE Foundation, a charitable organization started by his late grandfather. The Foundation advocates a robust public discourse about our collective values and goals, our social and political infrastructure, and our legacy to future generations. Over the past twenty-five years TSE Foundation has funded a broad range of initiatives including those pertaining to education, the environment and climate change, the elderly, and the modernization of China.   

Tse has been active in philanthropy for over fifteen years and has served on the boards of foundations in both China and the United States. He holds a B.A. from Boston College and M.A. from London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture.