Reports

2020 has forced us to acknowledge the depth of our interconnectedness. Many of our members have stepped up quickly and delivered practical and concrete support where it is needed. Our Annual Review highlights how our members have connected with each other, learnt from one another, and led the sector towards systemic change.

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Corporates can be more effective in their social impact activities by supporting and leveraging intermediaries, particularly field-building intermediaries. This case study shines a spotlight on NPI (Enpai), the pioneering and possibly the largest field-building intermediary in China, to demonstrate how working with and supporting such organisations has enabled different entities in China to expand their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts.

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The time is ripe for collaborative philanthropy in Asia. The amount of philanthropic capital is growing across the region, fuelling a diversifying and maturing philanthropic ecosystem that can function as the backbone for successful collaboration across issues, sectors and borders.

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Social enterprise and the creative industries have a powerful, transformative force in the world today by contributing to sustainable and inclusive growth. Furthermore, creative entrepreneurship can unlock the hidden wealth of social innovation and talent that exists within communities in many parts of the world, as creativity is integral to identifying solutions to some of the most entrenched social challenges facing the world today.

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A resource for stakeholders in nutrition to assess the opportunities and challenges in philanthropic funding for maternal and child nutrition in Asia, with a special focus on interventions in food fortification and first 1,000 days of life. It features extended analyses of the state of affairs in three countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia; and the Philippines.

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The AVPN Annual Review 2019 shares our reflections and lessons learnt in the last year of the decade. Having grown to over 600 members, AVPN reflects the growing commitment that the public, private and civil sectors have in mobilizing more capital towards impact.

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Over 8 million metric tonnes (MMT) of plastic leaks into the oceans every year. Approximately 80 percent of this comes from land-based sources such as beach litter and sewage effluent, including waste entering through rivers. About 60 percent of land-based plastic waste leakage originates in five countries, all of which are in Asia: China, Indonesia, […]

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While the Asian social investment ecosystem is maturing, growth is uneven and impact investment remains less developed here compared to the rest of the world. As a result, the impact investing industry in Asia remains less understood compared to its counterparts elsewhere. 

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Comprehensive overview of 14 market landscapes in Asia to offer impactful funders and resource providers a guide to social investment opportunities in Asia.

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Nowhere is the opportunity for sustainable finance greater than in Asia. However, this model of resource-intensive growth has created long-term risks to sustainability, and Asia faces the threat of unraveling past gains if these risks are not effectively addressed. Find out how you can bring existing sustainable finance models to greater scale across Asia – China, India, Japan, and Indonesia.

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With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, AVPN has launched this report to raise awareness on how Chinese philanthropy is growing into a powerhouse for domestic and international development.

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Despite India’s impressive economic growth, there is still a staggering population of 70 million people who are struggling to access stable and sustainable livelihoods in its rural hinterlands. One of the biggest barriers that prevent high-impact solutions from developing and reaching their full potential is the lack of relevant financial and nonfinancial support at their […]

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