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Hong Lin Hong Lin

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We have witnessed the development of over 200 social entrepreneurs in the past decade, most of whom were born after 1985 and grew up literally “on the Internet”. They seem to have an instinct capability to integrate various resources and respond to social challenges more directly. However, due to limited life experience in a rather fixed social structure, they also face a number of challenges in identifying the needs of different social groups.

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Xuan Xia Xuan Xia

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China Charity Fair, a non-profit organization established in 2012 under the guidance of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, has been certifying social enterprises (SEs) since 2015. Over the past 4 years, a total of 234 SEs have been certified out of 1,351 applicants, showing a strong year to year growth: 7 SEs certified out of 67 applicants in 2015, 16 certified out of 154 applicants in 2016, 106 certified out of 510 applicants in 2017, and 109 certified out of 620 applicants in 2018.

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Olivia Wang Olivia Wang

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China’s philanthropy ecosystem has been expanding rapidly over the last decade marked by the astounding growth in the amount of giving. Several groups of players emerged as unique drivers for the development.

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Trudy Wang Trudy Wang

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Like companies worldwide, Chinese enterprises have awakened to the fact that social responsibility should be integrated into every business strategy.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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This article was originally featured on Alliance Magazine.

In Asia, we are seeing greater interest in cross-sector funding structures i.e. social impact bonds & collective impact models. Hear from AVPN Policy Director, Patsian Low.

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Cindy Wang Cindy Wang

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Despite more Chinese philanthropists and HNWIs taking more active roles in tackling social issues, only a small group is supporting the environmental sector.
 
Find out what are the trends, challenges, and opportunities in store to drive strategic philanthropy in the region.

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Chen Zhu Chen Zhu

3 min read

Historically, philanthropic giving and wealth management in China has been completely separated and unaligned.

However, there is an increasing, and more strategic commitment amongst social ecosystem stakeholders.

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Anh Nguyen Anh Nguyen

A user-friendly guide to maximise the potential of our recently launched interactive, decision-making toolkit to Asia’s social investment.

Are you a new or seasoned social investor? Or a resource provider looking for potential partners? Benefit from the toolkit here!

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Patti Chu Patti Chu

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Director of Memberships, AVPN, highlights 3 reasons why the impact investing industry in Asia has not reached its potential.

As such, here are a few opportunities to contribute to the growing impact investing space in Asia.

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Anh Nguyen Anh Nguyen

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We draw 3 key takeaways from AVPN member Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation’s approach to grow a vibrant social innovation culture in East Asia.

As “Collaborating for Impact” is a key theme for the AVPN Conference 2017, here are a few examples of multi-sector collaborations within the social investment landscape.

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Stacey Choe Stacey Choe

Registration for AVPN Conference 2016 that will delve into the development of the market and the potential scale of what we can achieve in Asia together is open

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Kang Fei Wong

Paul Carttar, the founding director of Obama administration’s Social Innovation Fund, and the co-founder of the Bridgespan Group, joined AVPN on a roadshow in September, travelling to Shenzhen and Beijing in China, the finishing in Seoul, Korea. As our special invited speaker, Paul gave his insights on a range of topics – from government’s role […]

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