Social Enterprise

The inaugural China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum kicked off to a roaring start in Shenzhen on 18th June for a day and a half of discussions with international and Asian speakers sharing their best practices with the Chinese audience. The forum is organized by the Alliance of the same name, founded by 16 […]

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China Charity Fair (CCF) is the largest national level charity event held in China on an annual basis. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, People’s Government of Guangdong Province, […]

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China’s social entrepreneurship sector is still in its early stages but its growth expectations for the next few years is exponential given the size of the economy and the social needs. In addition to the regular challenges faced by social entrepreneurs, Chinese Social enterprises face unique challenges due to the influential role played by the […]

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View the recorded webinar here: Presentation can be viewed and downloaded from here: Creating Impact – Learning from Failure (Presentation)

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AVPN is proud to announce its new strategic partnership with the China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum (CSESIF). This partnership will help to augment the resources and activities to support and develop the social investment space in China. CSESIF was jointly initiated in 2014 by Mr. Xu Yongguang, President of Narada Foundation and Mr. […]

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Our partner, the British Council, seeks your help in answering this question by taking part in a short online survey. The survey asks about the provision of support for social enterprises around the world. It focuses particularly on digital support services to help new and existing social enterprises, as well as organisations that support the […]

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AVPN finished the analysis of our 2014 survey responses and wanted to share with everyone some of the key findings. Members expressed that the top four value added areas provided by AVPN included network and interactions with other like-minded people, the annual conference, the collaboration opportunities and the connections. In line with this, members found […]

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As venture philanthropy finds its feet in Asia, AVPN continues to play an instrumental role as a catalyst for the setting up of venture philanthropy funds in the region. While philanthropy by itself is not a recent phenomenon in Asia, AVPN is helping crystallise the concepts of venture philanthropy and social investment in an attempt […]

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1. Please tell us about your organization and your involvement in venture philanthropy? Opes Impact Fund is a recently established Italian impact investing initiative. Opes has been founded by five actors with a strong social background: ACRA CCS, an NGO with 45 years of experience; Ctm Altromercato, the largest fair-trade organization in Italy; FEM, an […]

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AVPN and NUS Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy Sasa Vucinic hosted a roundtable on 7th of March 2014 for Sasa Vucinic. With more than 20 years’ experience as both social entrepreneur and social investor, Sasa Vucinic, Co-Founder of the Media Development Loan Fund, raised discussion about the struggles faced by early stage high […]

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The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) saw a successful start to the fifth edition of the Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme in March. The YSE programme seeks to bring budding social entrepreneurs of different nationalities together to embark on social enterprises in Singapore and overseas.The size of the YSE programme has grown significantly since its inception […]

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Non-Profit Incubator (NPI), a not-for-profit organisation serving the development of the social sector in China, will be launching The Nest, a Social Innovation Park that brings together social enterprises in one physical space and provides support for these enterprises to scale their operations. The park will officially be opened in the summer of 2013. The […]

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