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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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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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Jocelle Batapa-Sigue Jocelle Batapa-Sigue

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Taiwan is driving the creation of a smart city by enabling entrepreneurs and startups to use technology to solve Taipei’s pressing issues, and investing in innovative solutions that exhibit a ‘proof of concept model’. We have much to learn from Taiwan by nurturing innovation in the startup ecosystem and harnessing citizen participation for positive impact.

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Zelig Lee Zelig Lee

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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.

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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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Kevin Tan Kevin Tan

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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

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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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Ariana Chang Ariana Chang

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Fu Jen Catholic University and B Lab Taiwan collaborate to house a B Academy branch to allow for deeper engagement between academia and B Corps-linked corporations.

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Kang Fei Wong

AVPN developed in-depth expertise in capacity building and on this basis launched workshops in capacity building with funders across India and in Taiwan.

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Kang Fei Wong

In early September, AVPN was in Taipei to further understand the social enterprise sector and the philanthropy landscape in Taiwan. AVPN met with various government agencies promoting the social enterprise space including the workforce development agency and the ministry of economic affairs. We also conducted a series of workshops on venture philanthropy. We held a […]

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