Hangzhou, the site of this year’s G20 Summit, is famed for its lakes and historic buildings, but more recently it’s known as the hometown of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba.

The internet giant took advantage of the summit’s location to hold a series of high-level meetings, inking both deals and friendships in the process. Here’s some of the items that were on Alibaba’s schedule during the G20 summit:

Alibaba and Jack Ma have linked themselves to a handful of progressive causes over the past year as a part of the company’s drive to increase brand reputation as  precursor to their global expansion. Causes championed by Ma and Alibaba include environment, education, anti-counterfeit measures and now green finance.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com