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December 16, 2016

Lifting all boats with a rising tide: venture philanthropy in Asia

AVPN covers Asia-Pacific region, nearly half the world’s population. What are the common social problems being tackled by this form of social finance?

Pioneers Post
June 27, 2016

What startups can learn about running sustainable ventures from 15 Asian social incubators

Study examinining whether social incubators in Asia are effective and provides insights into how they are operating.

Your Story
June 20, 2016

AVPN 2016: A Conversation with Bernard Chan

Highlights from a conversation with Mr. Bernard Chan, a pioneer in advancing social sector work in Hong Kong.

Alliance Magazine
June 16, 2016

Building a social economy in Asia

Asia Policy Dialogue brought together officials and advisors from 14 countries to discuss how governments can support social enterprise and social investment.

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February 4, 2016

Harnessing governments for social innovation in Asia

Governments are not typically the organisations that one thinks of when associating with innovation. When we think of social issues, it is hard not to relate solutions, treatments and responsibility back to governments, no matter the extent of social welfare undertaken by that particular government. Social problems exist at scale evidently because the existing help and assistance given do not work. In many situations, what is required is innovation to change the current way that things work. Unfortunately, expecting a behemoth organisation like government body to turn on its wheels to change and innovate internally is usually extremely difficult, if not, near impossible.

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