Renowned for its export-oriented technologically intensive economy, Taiwan also has a long tradition of charitable religious giving. In recent years, mainstream investors have started investing in impact-driven enterprises.

Patsian Low
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Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in Taiwan

Taiwan provides a highly enabling environment for social entrepreneurship with substantial government support. The current administration is deliberating on the Benefit Corporation legislation, which could be a major boost for social enterprises if enacted. Download the report to access Taiwan's social investment landscape.

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  • Leemen Lee

    Leemen Lee

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Business AdministrationFu Jen Catholic University

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    Ariana Chang

    Assistant Professor, Department of Business AdministrationFu Jen Catholic University

  • Chih-Kai Cheng

    Chih-Kai Cheng

    ChairmanB Current Impact Investment Inc.

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    Corey Lien

    Co-FounderB Lab Taiwan

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    David Chang

    ChairPerson/Co-FounderAsia-Pacific B Corporation Association

  • Chung-Shen Wu

    Chung-Shen Wu

    Associate Professor, Sociology DepartmentFu Jen Catholic University

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Recognising the need to enhance Taiwan’s business environment to stay competitive in the global market, the Tsai administration has enacted a series of ambitious policy changes and legal amendments aimed at stimulating innovation and growth. Most fundamental to these goals are the sweeping changes made to the Company Act, that were promulgated into law on August 1

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Patsian Low By Patsian Low

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The United Nations estimates the financial capital needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is US$ 5-7 trillion annually – imagine if the reported amount could be deployed from the philanthropic capital worldwide towards achieving the SDGs.  The complexity of the impact challenges in Asia have led to a call for more strategic collaborative opportunities between the philanthropic community and policymakers, so that greater impact can be created between their resources and policy mandates and programmes.

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Ken Ito By Ken Ito

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Social investment refers to the various ways of structuring capital for both financial performance and social value creation, ranging from impact-only approaches, such as traditional philanthropy to venture philanthropy, impact investment and socially responsible investing through environmental, social and governance (ESG) screens and integration.

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November 27, 2017

Premier expects social enterprises to be signature industry

At the Social Enterprise Forum in Taiwan, Naina Batra, CEO of AVPN, talks about Asia’s progress to integrate social enterprises into mainstream economy.
 
Read on to find out how other key speakers, such as member British Council, are enabling social enterprise development in Asia.

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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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