Social impact

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China’s philanthropy ecosystem has been expanding rapidly over the last decade marked by the astounding growth in the amount of giving. Several groups of players emerged as unique drivers for the development.

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Like companies worldwide, Chinese enterprises have awakened to the fact that social responsibility should be integrated into every business strategy.

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This article was originally featured on Alliance Magazine.

In Asia, we are seeing greater interest in cross-sector funding structures i.e. social impact bonds & collective impact models. Hear from AVPN Policy Director, Patsian Low.

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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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International interest in SROI is growing as an approach to account for and manage the social and environmental impact of an organisation’s work. Over the last couple of years a number of organisations have started to explore SROI in India. AVPN is supporting the SROI Network to hold a one day workshop in Mumbai on […]

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In October, the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) co-oganised a workshop with the SROI Network in Mumbai at the Centre for Management. Social Return on Investment (SROI) is gradually expected to gain traction in India, and according to Jeremy Nicholls, chief executive of the SROI Network, organisations in India increasingly want to know not only […]

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