AVPN & Nishith Desai event: Dialogue with Prof Yunus and Paul Carttar

AVPN India and leading law firm Nishith Desai Associates held an event on 14th March in Mumbai with Nobel Prize winner Prof. Yunus. Prof Yunus shared his experience of creating a vibrant social business in the form of Grameen Bank which has led to the formation of the microfinance industry. Paul Carttar, founding president of […]

AVPN Exchanged MOU with China Charity Fair as Strategic Partner

The 4th China Charity Fair was held from Sept. 18th-20th in South China’s booming city, Shenzhen. AVPN partnered with China Charity Fair in organizing the event and brought international member organizations from eight countries to participate at the trade fair, and another 10 organisations participated in the conferences as speakers. Overview of China Charity Fair […]

AVPN September 2015 Webinar Recording- Social Innovations In Environment

Global warming, toxic waste pollutions, deforestation… Environmental issues are always close to the heart of mankind. Against the backdrop of a global environmental deterioration, social innovation becomes an important force to address and solve various issues and to work towards sustainable development. In our first investment showcase webinar, we are introducing two social enterprises in […]

Catalysing Venture Philanthropy Funds in Asia

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 […]

Hong Kong to Become a “Social Business City”?

AVPN attended the Social Enterprise Summit in Hong Kong, which consisted of month-long activities on social innovation and entrepreneurship leading up to the main symposium from 29th November to 2nd December 2012. The summit was opened by the HKSAR Chief Secretary, demonstrating the city’s commitment to develop itself into a “Social Business City”. This term […]

Modern Aging in Singapore

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

Moving Towards Pay For Success (PFS) in Asia

4 min

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.

NPI to Launch 2ha Social Innovation Park in Shanghai

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 […]

能力建设:香港社会创投基金(SVhk)通过双引擎和影响力评估推动社会企业的发展

公益创投活动的核心是同获得融资的组织建立一种紧密的关系。其通常形式是对社会机构进行能力建设。理想情况下,社会投资者或资源提供者所提供的内容与社会机构所需要的内容恰好吻合。社会机构的需求来自于其内在的衡量标准和外部环境。内部标准包括该组织的发展阶段、管理团队、组织的公益任务、商业模式和成长规划等。而外部环境则涵括了创业的生态环境,国家的经济阶段以及政府的角色。社会投资者在支持能力建设上拥有的内部能力各不相同,因此需要以全额付费、低付费或免费的方式引入第三方供应商。这就要求公益创投组织对第三方的互动进行管理。