One of the most developed economies in Asia, South Korea is also a leader in innovative social finance. Corporate giving and ESG compliance have become entrenched in the country.

Hana Lee
AVPN Representative

Hana Lee

Partnerships Associate
Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in South Korea

South Korea has the most developed social economy in Asia, supported by the government, corporates and local impact investors. It is the first Asian country to have a dedicated legal structure for social enterprises. Download the report to access South Korea's social investment landscape.

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The article documents how the city of Seoul under Mayor Park Won-soon has become a leader in fostering social innovation.

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The article describes the emerging movement around social innovation in South Korea that is based on the core principle of engaging citizens at the grassroots level.

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Patsian Low By Patsian Low

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This article was originally featured on Alliance Magazine.

In Asia, we are seeing greater interest in cross-sector funding structures i.e. social impact bonds & collective impact models. Hear from AVPN Policy Director, Patsian Low.

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Zelig Lee By Zelig Lee

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Around 200 policy practitioners and social investors attended the Policy Showcases at the AVPN Conference 2018. Here are 2 key takeaways from across 8 policy innovation initiatives.

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July 14, 2017

Social Investment as Vehicle to Achieve SDGs: Examples from AVPN’s Social Investment Landscape in Asia

SDG Funders shares AVPN’s Social Investment Landscape in Asia report, with in-depth analysis of the social investing opportunities and gaps in India, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

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