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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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Having a positive impact on the environment, society and government has shown a strong positive relation with your firm’s value, with a 2015 study by Nielsen showing that 66 percent of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods. While most corporates are already engaging in a wide range of sustainability efforts, there are emerging pathways to do more, and more effectively. 

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Impact investing is growing in Asia, but identifying investable opportunities that align with your mission as an investor can be trying. The Inclusive Business (IB) sector presents a unique opportunity to address this challenge.

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Faye Goh Faye Goh

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Ecodoe provides a platform for Indonesian creators to access the fast-growing souvenir market. She shares her journey and how conversations with widowed women living at the BoP led her to set up an e-commerce platform that has helped to grow their incomes & many others by over 600%.

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Meet Sabrina Mustopo! She is transforming lives in farming communities through cacao.

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Amanda Kee

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Meet Febri Aditya, founder & CEO of Aglonera! He has been instrumental in expanding market access for small food businesses in Indonesia by 30% in just a year.

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Rachel Chan Rachel Chan

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Indonesia is poised for continued economic growth, with a steady real GDP growth of 5.1%.  Accompanying this is a critical need to address social and environmental issues brought on by the growing urban-rural divide and resultant income disparity. 

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Atika Benedikta Atika Benedikta

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The landscape of social entrepreneurship and impact investment in Indonesia keeps evolving. While more are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), some have become less active or even left our ecosystem. With fragmented information, newcomers (international or domestic) often find it challenging to map out key players in the space.

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To harness the creative economy’s potential for economic development, BEKRAF identifies 3 biggest opportunities to cultivate growth opportunities.

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Outi Gruener Outi Gruener

Investors generally operate within market infrastructures that do not prioritise social, environmental and economic considerations. We are, therefore, required to ask: how can more capital be mobilized towards impact?

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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Early efforts to innovate Islamic Finance have led Malaysia to become an early mover in aligning Shariah-compliant investing with ethical and responsible investment opportunities. Find out how Asia is leveraging Islamic finance to create greater social and economic impact.

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David Soukhasing David Soukhasing

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Our AVPN member organization ANGIN (Angel Network Indonesia) have mapped the different types of institutions and figures in Indonesia to guide social investors to best leverage their expertise to support their endeavours.

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