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Roshini Prakash Roshini Prakash

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Structuring capital for both financial performance and social value creation is critical for Asia to maintain its growth momentum as well as achieve its goals for sustainable development. Singapore can lead the way for social investment in Asia.

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Xuan Xia Xuan Xia

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China Charity Fair, a non-profit organization established in 2012 under the guidance of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, has been certifying social enterprises (SEs) since 2015. Over the past 4 years, a total of 234 SEs have been certified out of 1,351 applicants, showing a strong year to year growth: 7 SEs certified out of 67 applicants in 2015, 16 certified out of 154 applicants in 2016, 106 certified out of 510 applicants in 2017, and 109 certified out of 620 applicants in 2018.

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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The 10-year period between 2007 and 2017 saw Myanmar secure the second highest number of impact investment deals in Southeast Asia. Interestingly enough, the country also had the lowest impact investment capital in the region. This suggests that, despite limited capital, there remains a growing interest in social investment within the country.

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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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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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Finding partners who can help to maximise your impact on the ground is not easy. Through AVPN, corporations like Kellogg’s has found the right partners to scale impact and alleviate malnutrition in India.

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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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Outi Annala Outi Annala

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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Ayesha Marfatia Ayesha Marfatia

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This article was originally featured on India Development Review (IDR).

Sustainable livelihoods is an approach to eradicating poverty that applies environmental, economic, and social equity principles to access and consumption of resources. A livelihood can be said to be sustainable if it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks.

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Anjali Shivananda Anjali Shivananda

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The importance of data for policy making, interventions and impact assessment gained impetus at the AVPN India Policy Forum (IPF) 2018. With different layers of data being produced in India through national surveys, administrative and cell-phone data, there is immense scope to not only measure policy outcomes but also evaluate existing policies and identify gaps. Such an approach will help reduce the time frame that is normally required to implement, assess and amend a policy.

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Kavita Tatwadi Kavita Tatwadi

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At the AVPN India Summit 2018, around 260 social investors attended the daylong event. The summit had sessions around the theme of Education, Livelihood, Climate Change, and Nutrition. Eleven sessions featured 46 speakers from philanthropists, intermediaries, universities, and think-tanks. The speakers shared the lessons learned from the unique impactful initiatives of their organizations in the field of social investment. The summit ended with a Deal Share Live session where four SPOs showcased their impactful social programs and initiatives.

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January 8, 2019

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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5 years on as AVPN’s CEO – and now, Chairwoman – Naina Subberwal Batra explores lessons learnt and what is still missing in Asia’s ecosystem.

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Kavita Tatwadi Kavita Tatwadi

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India’s impressive economic growth has left behind 70 million people who are struggling to access stable and sustainable livelihoods in the rural areas. Despite interventions, most solutions face a lack of relevant support. To gain a holistic picture of the funding landscape in India’s Sustainable Livelihoods sector, AVPN took a deep dive to understand the gaps, challenges, and opportunities.

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