Over the past decade, wealth in India has grown dramatically and with it comes more sophisticated and engaged philanthropists and social investors. This group is tackling many of the economic inequalities still challenging the country through market-based approaches.

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Social Investment Landscape in India

India has a vibrant civil society that has sustained momentum on solving several critical social issues since the early 1960s. Charity and social entrepreneurship are deeply rooted in the Indian ethos. Download the report to access India's social investment landscape.

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“India’s impact investing market is largest in Asia (Financing the Future of Asia: Innovations in Sustainable Finance, AVPN).  The union budget for 2019-20 proposes setting up a stock exchange to provide a robust platform for social enterprises and voluntary organisations to raise capital”. 5 min read According to the Brookings Institute recent report, titled “The […]

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This report describes 33 innovative financing and delivery programs selected based on their relevance to broader health systems and potential to achieve positive impact for poor people.

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Aadit Devanand By Aadit Devanand

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India’s mental health crisis afflicts approximately 15% of its population. In fact, the prevalence of mental health disorders has been increasing steadily from 125 million population in 1990 to 197 million in 2017. Despite it being a huge national problem, India’s expenditure on mental health was just 1.3% of its government health expenditure in 2017.

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Sudarshan Sampathkumar By Sudarshan Sampathkumar

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India’s impact enterprises, companies that strive for social benefit as well as profit, have a debt problem: not too much, but too little. They need debt capital to fuel their growth and advance their social or environmental goals. But most lenders steer clear, citing perceived risks and lack of creditworthiness.

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July 12, 2019

Overcoming climate change and healthcare problems with philanthropic dollars

As efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change gain urgency around the world, Singapore is already taking steps to address the crisis by investing in solar energy, developing more sustainable buildings and expanding the public transport system to reduce the need for cars. Disclosing this development recently, Senior Minister of State for Environment […]

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July 9, 2019

AVPN announces 3 new launches in partnership with Credit Suisse, Village Capital, USAID and a HK-based family office to accelerate social investing in Asia

AVPN, a Singapore-based funders’ network committed to building a high-impact social investment community across Asia Pacific, unveiled three brand new initiatives during its 2019 Breaking Boundaries Conference, hosted at the Suntec City Convention Center this June 25-28. The Social Enterprise Development Toolkit, AVPN Climate Action Platform, and AVPN Health Platform. These initiatives have been developed in partnership with organisations like Credit […]

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