AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Japan - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond
The island nation of Japan has the most developed economy in Asia. Private foundations set up by businesses and high net worth individuals have a rich tradition of grant-making, while some corporates have gone beyond philanthropy to establish funds investing in impact-driven enterprises.
Japan has an innovative social economy with multiple approaches and initiatives including venture philanthropy, impact investment and social impact bonds. The country has also established a credit guarantee scheme for social purpose organisations. Download the report to access Japan's social investment landscape.Download this report Explore the Interactive Toolkit
Representative Director & PresidentAnt Capital Partners Co., Ltd.
Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research CenterFujitsu Research Institute
Director, Gender Investment and Innovation DepartmentThe Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Executive DirectorJapan Social Innovation and Investment Foundation (SIIF)
Managing DirectorSocial Investment Partners
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