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Tomoko Kitagawa Tomoko Kitagawa

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In a world where social issues are becoming more intertwined and complex, more resources from different angles are necessary to tackle them. Cross Fields believes that the private and public sectors in Japan can provide that necessary human and intellectual capacity building capital to the social sector. Thus, with the mission, “Make a difference to the society by bridging beyond the border and empowering challengers,” we act as the “bridge” by matching skilled-professionals of Japanese corporates to the specialized needs of Social Purpose Organizations.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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The United Nations estimates the financial capital needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is US$ 5-7 trillion annually – imagine if the reported amount could be deployed from the philanthropic capital worldwide towards achieving the SDGs.  The complexity of the impact challenges in Asia have led to a call for more strategic collaborative opportunities between the philanthropic community and policymakers, so that greater impact can be created between their resources and policy mandates and programmes.

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Bradley Wo Bradley Wo

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Despite the dramatic growth in sustainable finance mechanisms in recent years, Asia has yet to realise its full potential and continues to lag behind the US and Europe. While the market for green bonds has grown globally from $87 billion in 2016 to $167 billion in 2018, only 2 Asian countries – China and India – were included in the top 10 countries based on cumulative green bond issuance.

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Ken Ito Ken Ito

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Social investment refers to the various ways of structuring capital for both financial performance and social value creation, ranging from impact-only approaches, such as traditional philanthropy to venture philanthropy, impact investment and socially responsible investing through environmental, social and governance (ESG) screens and integration.

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Oliver Carrington Oliver Carrington

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New Philanthropy Capital shares 5 key findings from their latest research report, “Let’s Talk Mission and Mergers”, and recommendations to overcome barriers to mergers.

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Anh Nguyen Anh Nguyen

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AVPN Asia Policy Forum will be launching a case study series on some of the early pay-for-success (PFS) models in Asia-Pacific. Here are 4 key factors to ensuring effective PFS.

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Paul Carttar Paul Carttar

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With increasing discussions related to impact investing, how do top philanthropists strategically deploy their capital? Paul Carttar, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, shares his insights.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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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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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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Patricia Chu Patricia Chu

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To build partnerships to increase the flow of giving between Europe and Asia, The King Baudouin’s Foundation (KBF), the largest foundation in Belgium had its first roadshow in Asia.

Glean key findings drawn from our members from Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore on cross border philanthropy.

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Alfred Poon Alfred Poon

October will see the 3rd annual AVPN Roadshow travelling to the cities of Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. The theme for this year’s roadshow is ‘Mobilising Human Capital’, a timely reminder of the importance of organisations’ most valuable assets. The effective unlocking and utilisation of human capital through the use of skilled volunteers […]

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Alfred Poon Alfred Poon

Starting a new venture philanthropy or social investment organisation can be difficult, particularly in a region such as Asia, where the ecosystem for philanthropy is not as evolved as it is in the West. ‘Getting Started in Venture Philanthropy in Asia’, AVPN’s guide for new venture philanthropy and social investment organisations, is an important tool […]

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