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Investors’ interest in sustainable finance has reached a fever pitch, with the impact investing sector doubling in size over the last 2 years, according to Global Impact Investing Network’s 2019 Report on Sizing the Impact Investing Market. As sustainable finance moves from niche to mainstream markets, it has piqued the interests of MNCs, while policymakers see an opportunity to make greater reforms to harness the financial sector’s power in unlocking the potential of sustainable finance in building a more climate-resilient future.Read This Post
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A lack of access, skills and business acumen often prevent women and women-owned enterprises from being able to participate in markets or scale their economic participation. Find out what e-commerce can bring to the table.Read This Post
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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.Read This Post
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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.Read This Post
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Around 200 policy practitioners and social investors attended the Policy Showcases at the AVPN Conference 2018. Here are 2 key takeaways from across 8 policy innovation initiatives.Read This Post
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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.
As a government agency, AIM is taking systematic steps to shift the social sector from reliance into a thriving social investment economy.
Find out how their Social Finance Model has evolved with a clear outline of needs and intended outcomes.Read This Post
Endeavor Catalyst, an innovative funding programme initiated by the international nonprofit organisation Endeavor Global, is looking to increase its focus on Asia with the launch of its Malaysia office next month. The firm has had an office in Indonesia for the last two years. Cindy Ko, Vice President of international expansion at Endeavor, says Endeavor […]Read This Post