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Case Study

Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund

26 August 2016

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Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund has developed its customised version of impact assessment using theory of change and logic models and widely available tools like Excel. The Fund develops key performance indicators with its portfolio organisations during due diligence to ensure alignment.

DIMENSIONS

Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund (JVPF) is managed by the Nippon Foundation and Social Investment Partners, who jointly fund and support organisations with pro bono partners such as Bain & Company Japan, Inc., Clifford Chance Law Office and VOX Global Japan K.K.
During due diligence, JVPF supports candidates to build a mid-term management plan including a social impact creation plan.
After investment, investees’ reports are customised to each organisation, although some are in the same sector (e.g. education), because beneficiaries and social impact vary in each organisation.

FRAMEWORKS

JVPF uses the theory of change and logic model to define milestones towards the organisation’s longterm goal. Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund and the investees develop KPIs together.

IMPLEMENTATION

Investment only occurs when the investee has an understanding of its beneficiaries and social impact. Due diligence can take three to six months.
After investment, different metrics are reviewed monthly, quarterly and yearly. Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund uses excel for storing and analyzing data.

PRESENTATION

Quarterly and annual reports to communicate the social impact data to its stakeholders. Multiple events per year to report social impact to existing and potential donors.

More at: https://avpn.asia/2015/08/11/capacity-building-japan-venture-philanthropy-fund/

References

A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

We see social investment as a continuum that encompasses everything from philanthropy and venture philanthropy to impact investing, CSR and sustainable investment. We call this the “Continuum of Capital”.

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