AVPNews May 2015 edition


  AVPNews May 2015 Contents May 2015 Edition Asia’s premier Social Investing & Philanthropy conference – video, photos and reports out now! How do you start a Social Impact Bond? The hard work, lessons and key ingredients involved Why planning for an Exit strategy is fundamental before any investment Learning from Failures with CAF Venturesome…

Thank you for making the AVPN 2015 Conference another great success!


Thank you for making the largest AVPN conference a great success! 25 Sessions, 98 Speakers and 478 Delegates 28 Countries and 304 Organisations 450 connections via AVPN Connector and many other informal exchanges Session reports and photos are now available!  We understand that you might have missed the opportunity to attend some of the breakout sessions given…

Improving Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships


Corporate leaders have long influenced philanthropy, from Rockefeller to Gates to the “hacker philanthropy” recently espoused by Napster co-founder Sean Parker. Corporations have aimed to apply business strategies to philanthropic efforts with varying degrees of success. Now, new survey findings suggest that giving nonprofit partners more freedom in how they use gifts is an important…


The Social Impact Investment Landscape in Japan


Social impact investment in Japan is nascent, yet growing. Financial institutions, corporate funds, and some intermediaries play a significant role in the development of social investment and its total accumulated size is estimated at US$247.7m. This figure underwent significant increase in the past 2-3 years due to the heightened interest in social impact investment from…

Social Public-Private Partnership (Social PPP)

PUTRAJAYA 02 JULY 2015. Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak ketika melancarkan kerjasama awam-swasta sosial untuk tangani jurang sosial di bawah Strategi Lautan Biru Kebangsaan (NBOS) di Bangunan Perdana Putra, Putrajaya, turut kelihatan timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Mah Siew Keong (tiga kanan), Ketua Setiausaha Negara, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa (dua kanan), Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), Mark Rozario dan Ketua Pengarah UKAS, Datuk Ahmad Husni Hussain (Kiri).  NSTP/Mohd Fadli Hamzah

The Social Public-Private Partnership (Social PPP) is a unique and innovative initiative that focuses on developing Malaysia’s first PPP model for social good, towards empowering the social sector. In Social PPP, Malaysia’s National Innovation Agency (AIM) and Public-private Partnership Unit (UKAS) collaborate with 7 corporate companies to create a pooled fund (monetary and in-kind resources)…

Startup Summit Philippines


The best entrepreneurs from the Philippines will be selected at the National Startup Competition and will receive an all expenses paid learning trip to Amsterdam this October! About Startup Summit Philippines Startup Summit organizes one of the leading startup conferences in the Philippines where the best entrepreneurs meet the leading investors, thought leaders, business angels and accelerators…