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Madhu Kalra Madhu Kalra

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Save the Children’s ‘Every Last Child’ campaign aims to raise global awareness on the need to increase investments in children.

Here are a few strategic approaches that our member is adopting.

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Audrey Herberger Audrey Herberger

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At the AVPN Conference 2017, members and SPOs draw key approaches to improve the quality of education and revitalise the ecosystem.

Public-private partnerships, an innovative blended finance model, and a data-driven foundation are essential.

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Tris Lumley Tris Lumley

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At the AVPN Conference 2017, there were huge synergies between the tech and social sectors.

Panelists – from corporates to service providers – shared how they are investing in innovative tech to improve financial access and traditional giving methods.

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Almost a quarter of the world’s population lives in substandard shelter, which also affects their health, livelihood, and children’s education.

Learn about the potential of housing micro finance as a nimble tool for low-income populations, and some of the barriers to scale this product.

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Audrey Herberger Audrey Herberger

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At the AVPN Conference 2017, ‘Education’ was a particularly pertinent theme.

Across the 3 days, panelists discussed innovations and obstacles to deliver quality education to a wider community.

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Amanda Kee Amanda Kee

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The AVPN ‘Social investment landscape in Asia’ Report has been shortlisted as the ‘Best Thought Leadership’ by the 2017 Sustainable Investment Awards.

Across 14 Asian markets, social investors can identify high-impact opportunities and challenges to strategically invest into the social sector.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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At the 2017 Asia Policy Forum, 89 policymakers and practitioners across 21 countries gathered to outline key policy areas central to an effective social economy.

Interested to host a social economy policy discussion, or share a local initiative? contact us at policy@avpn.asia

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Amala Balakrishner

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At the AVPN Conference 2017, 30 Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs) pitched on various issues, from responsible consumerism, to empowerment through technology.

Glean 3 ways the AVPN Deal Share can facilitate a funding pipeline for SPOs to seek continued resources, and members to collaborate with each other.

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Audrey Herberger Audrey Herberger

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At the AVPN Conference 2017, panelists redefined the relationships underlying ‘Skills Based Volunteering’ to embrace a more mutually-beneficial partnership, instead of a transactional ‘giving-and-receiving’ relationship.

Find out what are the best practices and impact metrics to enable productive Skills-Based-Symbiosis.

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Jasmine Chew Jasmine Chew

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Deal Share Platform as a curated platform to bridge social investment by showcasing projects for additional resources to continue their growth.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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AVPN highlights 5 areas for policymaker impact that were discussed during the Asia Policy Dialogue 2016, and are paramount for the social economy to flourish.

Find out how this framework can champion collaborative approaches. Look forward to discussions at the Asia Policy Forum 2017!

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Stuart Hawkins Stuart Hawkins

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As part of Coca-Cola’s ‘5by20’ goal of empowering 5 million women entrepreneurs by year 2020, the team shares its CSR footprint and learning outcomes across Southeast Asia.

Coca-Cola’s programs also provide sustainable water access throughout 8 ASEAN countries.

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