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November 30, 2017

Jumping hurdles together: Supporting small business and social enterprise in South East Asia

Social entrepreneurs in South East Asia face significant barriers to growth.
Pioneer Post presents key research recommendations on how governments and investors can give social enterprises a better chance of taking flight.
This report is collaboratively launched by AVPN, ASEAN CSR Network and Oxfam.

Pioneers Post
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.

Focus Taiwan
November 21, 2017

AVPN Wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

“AVPN fills a specific need in social philanthropy and strategic investment,” judges commented at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Thank you, all AVPN members, partners, and friends, who are building a vibrant philanthropy & social investment community in Asia together.

November 16, 2017

Education in India: Where funders need to focus efforts

AVPN member, Sattva, features the ‘Funding Education with Impact’ Report (written in collaboration with AVPN), to point out the focus for sector-level impact.
The report was launched at the AVPN India Summit 2017.

IDR Online
November 9, 2017

Want sector-level change? Go beyond funding just programmes

If we want to impact the lives of millions of Indians, we, as funders, will have to invest in organisational capacity, and even in the larger ecosystem.
IDR Online interviews Roopa Kudva (Partner, Omidyar Network) at the AVPN India Summit 2017.

IDR Online
November 1, 2017

More Financial And Technical Support Needed For MSMEsin ASEAN, A Key Recommendation From Report Launched At ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit

MySocialGoodNews showcases a summary of AVPN’s report, “Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the ASEAN Economic Community”, alongside key recommendations.
To build an enabling environment for MSME’s sustainability and growth, this report was launched in September 2017, in Manila.

My Social Good News
October 24, 2017

Funding Education With Impact: How We Can Address Student, Market Needs in India

In our latest report on Funding Education with Impact – A Guide to Social Investment in India, commissioned by Credit Suisse, AVPN has identified solutions implemented by funders and social purpose organisations.
These stakeholders have enormous potential to address market needs and transform the education system in India.

Next Billion
October 12, 2017

Social investment as a vehicle to achieve sustainable development goals

Following the recent AVPN conference in Bangkok, we launched the Social Investment Landscape in Asia report.
Pages 3-5 highlight key trends in various Asian social economies to guide social investors towards more strategic investments into the social sector.

Philanthropy Impact Magazine
October 12, 2017

India’s children deserve a solid foundation

Through collaborative efforts, AVPN partnership with FSG’s PIPE programme can transform preschool education in India’s Affordable Private Schools (APSs).

Alliance Magazine
October 11, 2017

The importance of partnerships to bridge disconnects within India’s education system

Founder of Muktangan, Elizabeth Mehta, shares the disconnection between teachers in Indian schools and the school system.
As a deal share live participant at the 2017 AVPN India Summit, Elizabeth shares how partnerships between governments and NGOs can fill the gaps in India’s education system.

Alliance Magazine
October 10, 2017

Getting investors and investees together

AVPN’s Deal Share manager, Jasmine Chew, shares how our award-winning Deal Share addresses a fundamental issue funders and resource providers – the financial disconnect between funders and social purpose organisations.

Pioneers Post