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Patsian Low Patsian Low

6 min read

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

5 min read

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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Jim Jarvie Jim Jarvie

4 min read

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

3 min read

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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Meg Argyriou Meg Argyriou

3 min read

In a global agreement to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius, Southeast Asian countries, have committed themselves to achieve the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. ClimateWorks Australia offers a few solutions.

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Syarif Hamdi Syarif Hamdi

5 min read

AVPN and YCAB Foundation are hosting a series of events with the objective of expanding the resource provider network in Indonesia. We launched a panel discussion, which aimed to highlight the crucial role of vocational education in generating quality workforce in Indonesia.

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Mentari Rahman Mentari Rahman

5 min read

Rikolto’s Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) supports smallholder farmers’ sustainable practices in Indonesia.

Find out what are the challenges and opportunities to working with private and civil sectors.

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Anna Baranova Anna Baranova

4 min read

Kopernik aims to increase access to clean energy technology for people living in the last mile by experimenting with sales strategies and analyzing end-user financing.

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Syarif Hamdi Syarif Hamdi

4 min read

Lack of quality deals in Indonesia spurs social entrepreneurs and investors to find various solutions to address this gap. Here are 3 approaches generated from our vibrant focus group discussion.

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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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Wonyoung Kim Wonyoung Kim

3 min read

Remake City Jakarta – a global impact accelerating program – will be presenting its impact demo day on 30 November 2017.

Find out how Crevisse and its partners have built up 3 investible startups to tackle challenges arising from urbanisation.

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Zelig Lee Zelig Lee

4 min read

Hosted by Microsoft Singapore, the Asia Policy Forum Seminar Series convened eminent private and public stakeholders who are driving evidence-based social impact.

Glean strategies and advice to foster successful policymaking and social investment.

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