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Allison Sanders Allison Sanders

4 min read Based in Thailand, the Baan Dek Foundation provides access to education, health and safety services for 1,500+ vulnerable children every year. These children live in slums and construction site camps, as many of their parents are migrants who have come to Thailand seeking manual labor work. These families live in extremely precarious […]

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Inclusive Business (IB) is a novel concept in Asia, but highly relevant. Aiming to catalyse social impact in a financially viable way, it provides opportunities for private and public sector players to work alongside communities at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to enable sustainable livelihoods for all.

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Amanda Kee

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He is transforming lives in rural Mekong through quilt-making. He explains how participatory community development empowers women at the BoP to earn more income, build better homes, improve healthcare, and send their children to school.

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Benigne du Parc Benigne du Parc

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Education is a basic human right, but that doesn’t mean it’s within reach for everyone. Many children don’t have access to education, and may later struggle to manage their money and meet household expenses.

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Benigne du Parc Benigne du Parc

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Microfinance is a tool that empowers those living in poverty by giving access to basic financial services including savings, insurance and credit. However, like any other tool, microfinance can do good or cause harm, and needs to be executed ethically to be effective. When implemented without rules or regulations, microfinance can lead to problems like over-indebtedness.

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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资助机构与资源提供机构往往在孤岛中工作, 无法找到可供投资的优质机会。与此同时, 社会企业也在寻求帮助, 但不确定如何以及在哪里可以得到支持。

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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Funders and resource providers are often working in silos and unable to find a strong pipeline of investment-ready opportunities. At the same time, social enterprises are seeking help but are unsure about how and where to find support. FInd out how we can bridge these gaps.

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Laura Barnett Laura Barnett

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How do intermediaries in Vietnam build the ecosystem for social impact? Member LIN Center for Community Development builds resilient cross-sector partnerships for scalable and sustainable business development.

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Pioneering companies and financial institutions have been crucial in promoting sustainable agriculture and forestry investment, yet progress has been slow. USAID Green Invest Asia is taking the lead by working with mid-growth enterprises and linking them with investors to scale up profitable and sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.

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Asha Harvey Asha Harvey

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Nexus opens doors for sustainable development in Asia’s emerging markets by creating an inclusive dialogue between financial system and renewable energy (RE) market actors. Nexus is helping to overcome barriers to finance by challenging negative perceptions on the bankability of low-carbon social enterprises and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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