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July 23, 2019

AVPN에서 ‘한국형 사회적경제 모델’ 가능성을 보다 출처

정부와 지자체, 사회적기업, 소셜벤처, 기업, 재단, 임팩트 투자자…. 지난 10년간 다양한 주체들이 함께 일궈낸 ‘한국형 사회적경제’ 모델이 세계 무대에서 주목받고 있다. 지난달 25~27일 싱가포르 센텍시티에서 열린 ‘2019 AVPN(Asia Venture Philanthropy Network) 콘퍼런스’는 이를 확인시켜 준 행사였다. AVPN은 아시아의 임팩트 투자자와 소셜벤처 플레이어들이 함께하는 네트워크의 장으로, 올해 7회째를 맞았다. 지금까지는 싱가포르, 중국, 인도 등이 주도해왔으나 이번 […]
July 18, 2019

Building a common narrative or just using buzzwords? What are we talking about when we talk about…

What happens when you put 1,200-plus people in the same space for three full days? Somehow the dots start connecting themselves leaving enough room to ask questions, share thoughts and build some common points. After attending the AVPN Conference for the first time, here are my ‘top 5’  words that appeared in the panels, workshops […]

Alliance Magazine
July 17, 2019

Bekraf collaborates with AVPN to develop creative economy

The Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) is collaborating with the Asian Philanthropic Network (AVPN) to develop the creative economy sector in Indonesia. Bekraf Deputy for Capital Access, Fadjar Hutomo, and AVPN CEO, Naina Subberwal Batra, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two institutions here on Monday. “Cooperation with the AVPN is expected to increase […]

July 12, 2019

Overcoming climate change and healthcare problems with philanthropic dollars

As efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change gain urgency around the world, Singapore is already taking steps to address the crisis by investing in solar energy, developing more sustainable buildings and expanding the public transport system to reduce the need for cars. Disclosing this development recently, Senior Minister of State for Environment […]

The Edge
Creating greater impact in grant-making: Listening to the voice of the beneficiary
July 11, 2019

Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

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Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice tends to be the exception rather than the rule.

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July 10, 2019

Can venture philanthropy turn on Southeast Asia to clean energy?

Venture philanthropy is relatively rare in Asia, where charitable donations are the norm for tackling social and environmental problems. But more strategic funding can help Southeast Asia rapidly transition to clean energy, says one of the world’s most powerful venture philanthropists, Eileen Rockefeller Growald. Windmills for renewable energy production in Mekong Delta, south of Vietnam. Image: Vision […]

July 9, 2019

AVPN announces 3 new launches in partnership with Credit Suisse, Village Capital, USAID and a HK-based family office to accelerate social investing in Asia

AVPN, a Singapore-based funders’ network committed to building a high-impact social investment community across Asia Pacific, unveiled three brand new initiatives during its 2019 Breaking Boundaries Conference, hosted at the Suntec City Convention Center this June 25-28. The Social Enterprise Development Toolkit, AVPN Climate Action Platform, and AVPN Health Platform. These initiatives have been developed in partnership with organisations like Credit […]

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