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Faith and Giving in Asia

An Ongoing Initiative By

Faith and Giving in Asia

An Ongoing Initiative By

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INTRODUCTION

How Values and Beliefs Shape Giving in Asia

Faith, and the values, belief systems, moral codes, and religious doctrines, that underlie it, shape much of philanthropy across the world. From addressing needs in underserved communities to investing in sustainable energy solutions, faith-aligned givers are demonstrating that compassion can be a catalyst for a more just and equitable world. However, the fundamental drivers of faith-aligned giving often remain unexamined.

The potential of faith-aligned giving is particularly ripe in Asia, where the ecosystem holds vast resources, networks and deep-rooted values that can advance social and environmental progress in the region. One estimate puts the value of net assets held by a group of faith-aligned asset managers around the world at USD 5 trillion (Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, 2022).

By leveraging our inclusive and neutral platform, AVPN aims to unpack faith and giving in Asia, develop learning opportunities and provide a platform for collective action for social investors across the region, regardless of their faith alignment or lack thereof.

Read the preliminary insights from AVPN’s Faith & Giving Initiative - How Values and Beliefs Shape Giving in Asia.

ABOUT

How Values and Beliefs Shape Giving in Asia

Faith, and the values, belief systems, moral codes, and religious doctrines, that underlie it, shape much of philanthropy across the world. From addressing needs in underserved communities to investing in sustainable energy solutions, faith-aligned givers are demonstrating that compassion can be a catalyst for a more just and equitable world. However, the fundamental drivers of faith-aligned giving often remain unexamined.

The potential of faith-aligned giving is particularly ripe in Asia, where the ecosystem holds vast resources, networks and deep-rooted values that can advance social and environmental progress in the region. One estimate puts the value of net assets held by a group of faith-aligned asset managers around the world at USD 5 trillion (Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, 2022).

By leveraging our inclusive and neutral platform, AVPN aims to unpack faith and giving in Asia, develop learning opportunities and provide a platform for collective action for social investors across the region, regardless of their faith alignment or lack thereof.

Read the preliminary insights from AVPN’s Faith & Giving Initiative - How Values and Beliefs Shape Giving in Asia.

Our Approach

Guiding Principles

Practice-led

We surface various emerging approaches to giving that are motivated by faith, rather than delving into the faith doctrines themselves

Inclusive

We view the relationship between faith and giving on a spectrum, and use the term “faith-aligned” to acknowledge a wide range of interpretations

Neutral

We approach this topic with a neutral and apolitical lens

Resources

Explore faith-led giving further

AVPN Insights

Understand current practice and key trends in faith-aligned giving in Asia

Ecosystem Insights

Identify frameworks, platforms and other resources that can help you deepen your faith-aligned philanthropy and investment.

Events

Connect with our like-minded peers and learn from experts

PARTICIPATE

Are you interested in Faith-led giving?

AVPN aims to create a safe space to explore values-aligned investment with unlikely allies. We welcome philanthropists, organisations, and/or institutions currently working on or interested in faith and giving to be a part of this initiative. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.