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.

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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  • Alison Eskesen

    Alison Eskesen

    Vice President, Asia PacificMastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

  • Yibin Chu

    Yibin Chu

    Regional Head of Corporate Citizenship, Asia PacificCiti

  • Euan Wilmshurst

    Euan Wilmshurst

    Lead, Corporate Social Responsibility, Asia PacificIBM

  • Laura Herman

    Laura Herman

    Vice President, Base of the Pyramid Strategy and AdvocacyEssilor International

  • Fernanda Lima

    Fernanda Lima

    DirectorLeapFrog Investments Singapore

  • Kevin Tan

    Kevin Tan

    FounderTri-Sector Associates

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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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Amanda Kee By Amanda Kee

4 min read

The cancellation of classes because of the pandemic has placed the urgency of education innovations in sharper focus. Clearly, no society can afford leaving an entire generation of students unprepared for the future. Yet, even before Covid-19, education systems were in dire need of reform to prepare the youth for the 21st century, which many experts say will be shaped by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a world that is already becoming more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

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Gladys Ng Kai Xin By Gladys Ng Kai Xin

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, AVPN took its Annual Conference fully online for the first time ever. It was the largest showing to date, attracting a record 7,500 participants from 103 markets. The five-day event saw the social investment community in Asia pledge their commitment to advance social impact, reinforce their connections to one another, and share stories of innovation and inspiration. Here we share five memorable takeaways from the Conference.

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