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With the COVID-19 pandemic, AVPN took its Annual Conference fully online for the first time ever. It was the largest showing to date, attracting a record 7,500 participants from 103 markets. The five-day event saw the social investment community in Asia pledge their commitment to advance social impact, reinforce their connections to one another, and share stories of innovation and inspiration. Here we share five memorable takeaways from the Conference.

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We live in an age where data and technology are indispensable parts of our everyday life. In fact, over the last few years technology has emerged as a powerful instrument of change and has been employed to address some of the world’s most pertinent and challenging issues. While it is common to observe private sector enterprises making use of technology to maximize their own profits, it is still rare to find technology being harnessed in the social sector.

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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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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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In a global agreement to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius, Southeast Asian countries, have committed themselves to achieve the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. ClimateWorks Australia offers a few solutions.

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EdTech Asia provided an overview of major edtech trends and core issues in Asia, and reviewed the work and products of a few regional organisations.

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Insights on some challenges faced by hardware social entrepreneurs and the roles impact investors play in supporting these new solutions scale their impact.

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Accion Venture Labs: Inside the ‘Capital Plus’ model of impact investing by Nicholas Walton.

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Tech For Good, an organization that empowers and invests in entrepreneurs in technology to solve social issues and its latest venture in Singapore.

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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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It all starts with a design. Tesla redesigned electric cars for better and more energy-efficient performance; Avatar created a surreal world that took our breath away; the newly completed Shanghai Tower is designed as the greenest super-high-rise building on earth. Behind all these great designs is Autodesk and its corporate foundation: Autodesk Foundation. In this […]

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