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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

6 min read

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

5 min read

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

Why It Matters

Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

5 min read

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

4 min read

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

5 min read

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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Meeta Misra Meeta Misra

5 Min Read

At the AVPN Conference 2018, collaborative funding was seen as a growing trend. A panel of thought leaders discussed the opportunities and challenges in developing successful collaborations.

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Ruth Shapiro Ruth Shapiro

4 min

The Centre of Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) highlights 3 key insights that enable and/or impede social investment in Asia.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

5 min

Encouraging landscape for innovative cross-sector, evidence-based funding in Asia, or Pay-For-Success (PFS) models. Find out what it takes to overcome market challenges to execute PFS successfully.

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Kevin Tan Kevin Tan

4 min

With an established presence in UK, US and Australia, Third Sector seeks to bring Pay For Success (PFS) projects to Asia to troubleshoot issues of ageing population, healthcare and more.

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Cindy Wang Cindy Wang

5 min read
 
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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Keilem Ng Keilem Ng

4 min read

The AVPN Impact Investment Series kicked off with a full house, and welcomed Garden Impact Investments to share ways to make a start in impact investing.

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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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