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

Membership Services Manager
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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Jeremy Nicholls By Jeremy Nicholls

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Despite increasing converge on measuring impact, Jeremy Nicholls, CEO, Social Value International, shares key barriers why this convergence may not often catalyse strategic social impact decisions.

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Paul Carttar By Paul Carttar

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With increasing discussions related to impact investing, how do top philanthropists strategically deploy their capital? Paul Carttar, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, shares his insights.

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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.

Pioneers Post
November 1, 2017

More Financial And Technical Support Needed For MSMEsin ASEAN, A Key Recommendation From Report Launched At ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

MySocialGoodNews showcases a summary of AVPN’s report, “Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the ASEAN Economic Community”, alongside key recommendations.
 
To build an enabling environment for MSME’s sustainability and growth, this report was launched in September 2017, in Manila.

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July 6, 2017

Opportunities for Social Investment in Asia Exposed in AVPN Study

Campden FB shares AVPN’s Social Investment Landscape in Asia report, highlighting key Asian regions (both emerging and developed economies) where social investors can strategically deploy capital.

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