Social Investment

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While fund management is a tough business in all emerging markets, Asian managers face an extra share of difficult challenges which include building strong deal pipelines, operating efficiently across countries, and finding sizeable sources of fundraising. How can these be tackled?

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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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Co-founder & CEO of Unitus Capital explains how India is moving from traditional giving to strategic social investing, why it is picking up, and what are the challenges for philanthropic organizations to move from grant making to impact investing.

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While impact investing is on the rise, unintentional negative externalities have surfaced. AVPN member Synergos shares 4 lessons learnt in which Systems Thinking has improved performance.

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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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Like any investment, there are certain risks to consider in social investing—including social impact, and the standard financial, and operational risks.

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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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The Asian social investment scene has attracted a lot of interest globally and regionally, and an ongoing challenge is helping funders identify suitable investees, and vice versa. Currently, there is little transparency on the depth and breadth of the social investors in the Asia ecosystem. In order to glean some insight into the available sources […]

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AVPN’s chair and vice-chair shared centre stage in a special guest speaker lecture for China’s foundation leaders in Beijing in February. The 8-day course was organised by China Foundation Centre‘s training academy and held at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. The topic of the lecture was on social investing, which was a new concept […]

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AVPN participated in the 2013 Impact Forum on 13-14 June 2013, with our CEO, Simon Chadwick speaking on the panel on “Intermediaries Intervention”, which also featured Dr. Mari Mackay from British Council in China and Ms. Loh Chen-Ai from DBS.One of the topics that came up repeatedly throughout the forum was the need for collaboration […]

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