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Kai Ming Lai Kai Ming Lai

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With the rise of impact investing in recent years, many high net worth individuals are increasingly aware of the pressing demand for impact investing capital to alleviate social issues.This has led to the surge in family offices and angel investing to cater to the demand. However, family offices and angel investors often face teething issues when starting out. 

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Amy Lim Amy Lim

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COVID-19 started its spread in Asia and has since become a global pandemic. It is clear that we are facing unprecedented challenges through the widespread disruption to healthcare, financial markets, economy, livelihoods, travel and supply chains. 

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Sanchita Talukdar Sanchita Talukdar

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The public health emergency triggered by the  COVID-19 pandemic has led to a substantial contraction in economic activities globally, wiping off jobs, engulfing ‘business as usual’ scenarios and pummelling stock markets.

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Kristin Siegel Kristin Siegel

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Impact investors are fueling solutions to the systemic challenges framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and they include Asian investments that catalyze solutions to social and environmental problems, finds a new report from Toniic, the global action community for deeper impact investing.

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Alvin Li Alvin Li

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Founded in 2018 and based in Hong Kong, Superkids Education is an EdTech startup that publishes digital storybooks about social issues from around the world to instill positive values in young children. Superkids was selected as a Grand Finalist of the Asia Social Innovation Award (ASIA) 2019 by Social Ventures Hong Kong (SvHK). We interviewed Alvin Li, Founder and CEO of Superkids, to find out what were some of the benefits and challenges when applying for the competition.

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Andrew Milner Andrew Milner

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The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of all on climate change. From the first session, speaker after speaker reminded us that we only have 15 years in which to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before the effects of climate change become irreversible.

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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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Jared King Jared King

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I remember the day we decided to start Good Financial, our social purpose organisation (SPO). It was a beautiful day in Hong Kong. The sun was shining, the streets were buzzing, and as I walked excitedly down the street I knew we were onto something special. I also knew we would have significant capital requirements.

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January 8, 2019

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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5 years on as AVPN’s CEO – and now, Chairwoman – Naina Subberwal Batra explores lessons learnt and what is still missing in Asia’s ecosystem.

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Jenna Liang Jenna Liang

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While impact investing is on the rise, unintentional negative externalities have surfaced. AVPN member Synergos shares 4 lessons learnt in which Systems Thinking has improved performance.

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Olivia Wang Olivia Wang

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Member SZC Impact Holdings provides best practices on how decentralized technologies can enable better impact assessments and thus facilitate social finance and inclusive economies.

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