Merle A. Hinrich established the Hinrich Foundation with the mission of promoting sustainable global trade. It advances its objective by fostering international trade policy research, supporting trade related education and training, and cultivating export led job creation.
He believes that sustainable global trade promotes peace between nations. As founder, chief executive officer and now executive chairman of trade media company Global Sources, Mr. Hinrich has dedicated his life and the activities of the company to advancing sustainable global trade.
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
||We believe sustainable global trade promotes peace
||The Hinrich Foundation has four key ambitions:
Encourage: equality in trade development by influencing policymakers to take a balanced approach and support open, free, transparent and fair global trade
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
||To achieve these goals, the Foundation is engaged in the following programmatic areas:
Trade related education & training
It will sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade.
Export trade assistance
It will offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate in global trade.
International trade policy research
It will initiate research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade in order to encourage objective debate and balanced policy making in support of open, free, transparent and fair global trade.