The high-income city state Singapore has maintained exemplary economic performance as one of the best investment destinations in the world. Local family foundations are pushing the boundaries in grant-making, while the country has become a hub for international impact funds.

Dorothy Ching
AVPN Representative

Dorothy Ching

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Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in Singapore

Singapore is fast emerging as Asia's new social innovation hub, driven by government support and a vibrant ecosystem. The proliferation of capacity builders, networks and platforms and a highly engaged corporate sector are strengthening the country's social economy. Download the report to access Singapore's social investment landscape.

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The study explores the diverse landscape and ecosystem that have developed since the first known social enterprises appeared in Singapore almost 90 years ago.

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This Singaporean country analysis is part of a series on the social entrepreneurship and social innovation ecosystems in Asia countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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Angeline Chin By Angeline Chin

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia is growing, yet one of the key barriers to successful CSR programmes is the lack of qualified, well-equipped human resources. Find out how organisations with CSR expertise can support the social sector ecosystem by building stakeholder-capacity.

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Jim Jarvie By Jim Jarvie

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Pioneering companies and financial institutions have been crucial in promoting sustainable agriculture and forestry investment, yet progress has been slow. USAID Green Invest Asia is taking the lead by working with mid-growth enterprises and linking them with investors to scale up profitable and sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.

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November 30, 2017

Jumping hurdles together: Supporting small business and social enterprise in South East Asia

Social entrepreneurs in South East Asia face significant barriers to growth.
 
Pioneer Post presents key research recommendations on how governments and investors can give social enterprises a better chance of taking flight.
 
This report is collaboratively launched by AVPN, ASEAN CSR Network and Oxfam.

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