An upper-middle-income country driven by religious values, Malaysia is fast becoming a hub for responsible investment. Its drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market.

Dorothy Ching
AVPN Representative

Dorothy Ching

Senior Manager, Membership
Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in Malaysia

Malaysia has a nascent social entrepreneurship scene with about 100 social enterprises. Strong government support is spurring innovative approaches to building the social economy including the Social Outcome Fund and socially responsible sukuk. Download the report to access Malaysia’s social investment landscape.

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  • Liem Ay Ling

    Liem Ay Ling

    Senior Advisor: Private Sector PartnershipsInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib

    Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib

    Senior Vice PresidentYayasan Hasanah (Hasanah Foundation)

  • Jason Yip

    Jason Yip

    Regional Head of Market, Government Affairs and Donor Relations DivisionInternational Committee of the Red Cross (CN)

  • Khairul Azri Mohamad Khalid

    Khairul Azri Mohamad Khalid

    Asst Manager, Youth Engagement DepartmentYouth Trust Foundation (myHarapan)

  • Chai Schnyder

    Chai Schnyder

    Member of the Asia Advisory BoardThe Dariu Foundation

  • Daniel Chian

    Daniel Chian

    ChairmanFairview International School

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In November 2018, the Pakatan Harapan government announced Budget 2019 for Malaysia titled, ‘Credible Malaysia, Dynamic Economy, Prosperous Rakyat’. There was a heavy focus on creating institutional reforms, improving people’s well-being and promoting an entrepreneurial culture in the country.

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The objective of this study is to analyse various forms and definitions under which social enterprises operate in developed and developing countries, and the implications for public policies.

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