Social Enterprise

Identifying gaps in serving the needs of the elderly, and share how philanthropists and impact investors can fill these gaps.

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

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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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Tech For Good, an organization that empowers and invests in entrepreneurs in technology to solve social issues and its latest venture in Singapore.

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Examines the relationships between the stakeholders within the social entrepreneurship landscape and discusses the current trends from their perspectives.

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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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New Member Feature: Said Business School, University of Oxford; an interview with with Bradford Peaston, Business Development Manager.

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Tech For Good will start a unique acceleration program in Singapore for early stage start-ups who use technology in innovative ways to tackle social issues.

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Following the Social and Development Impact Bonds, EVPA members Rockefeller Foundation and Yunus Social Business are introducing a new results based instrument to fund social business, where payments are made by a foundation upon the reach of predefined outcomes.  The Social Success note allows capital to flow into underfunded sectors deemed traditionally too risky or unprofitable for […]

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Adopted by the European Commission in October 2011, the Social Business Initiative (SBI) aims to improve the situation on the ground for social enterprises, by facilitating their access to finance, making them more visible and optimising their legal environment. EVPA has selected 4 of the SBI Key Actions as being particularly relevant for VP/SI practitioners. Should […]

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It all starts with a design. Tesla redesigned electric cars for better and more energy-efficient performance; Avatar created a surreal world that took our breath away; the newly completed Shanghai Tower is designed as the greenest super-high-rise building on earth. Behind all these great designs is Autodesk and its corporate foundation: Autodesk Foundation. In this […]

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A giving circle is a group of individuals who pool their money and collectively decide on donating to a particular non-profit organisation. Some giving circles are self-managed, whose members evaluate potential non-profits and administer grants.

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