AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Developing the social economy in Asia: Lessons from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Malaysia

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Room 307
The British Council
3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty


Hong Kong SAR China

Date & time

23 March 2017



23 March 2017


About this event

Increasingly governments across Asia are exploring how social enterprises can be supported to deliver more social impact, and they are beginning to innovate with a range of policy and legislative tools in order to achieve this. Education institutions are also starting to develop new and innovative programmes to ensure that future business leaders are equipped with the right skills to lead the development of the social economy.

This expert discussion aims to share lessons from a number of governments which have established innovative policies and launched new initiatives to strengthen social enterprises and social investment, as key elements to a thriving social economy. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the relative impact of different approaches to civil society, private sector and social impact organisations. Finally the discussion will focus on how we can ensure that young people have the right skills to lead this new economy.


2.30 pm    Registration
3.00 pm    Welcome Remarks by British Council
3.05 pm    Speech by Professor Joyce Feng
3.50 pm    Q&A
4.00 pm    Break
4.20 pm    Discussion Panel with Mr Song Nam Chul and Mr. Eddie Razak
5.00 pm    Concluding Remarks
5.15 pm    End

About the Speaker

About the Discussion Panelists

About the Organisations

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Through our Global Social Enterprise programme, we promote the development of social enterprise and social investment to help address entrenched social and environmental problems and deliver positive change in our communities and societies. Our work draws on UK experience and expertise and is delivered across 29 countries with local and international partners. www.britishcouncil.org/society/social-enterprise
AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact philanthropy and social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to philanthropy and social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.www.AVPN.asia 

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