Social Innovation

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

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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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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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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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AVPN’s webinars on Gender Lens investment, Impact Investing benchmark and innovative designing for social good.

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Europe learns about Asian VP scene at the 2015 EVPA conference for further collaboration to provide globally relevant insights on venture philanthropy.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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