Social Enterprise

Across Asia, people who belong to the low-income segment or live in poverty make up 60 percent of the population. Many of these people spend less than $3 a day on purchases. While governments have a vital role to play in creating pathways to fair, lasting and shared prosperity, it is increasingly the private sector […]

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With an established presence in UK, US and Australia, Third Sector seeks to bring Pay For Success (PFS) projects to Asia to troubleshoot issues of ageing population, healthcare and more.

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On 26 September 2017, AVPN partnered the National Council of Social Services Singapore to host the Global Leader Series Conference 2, which aimed to help stakeholders collaboratively increase social value.
 

Watch the highlight reel to find out what key stakeholders have to say about the workshop!

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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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