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July 6, 2017

Melihat Potensi Social Entrepreneurship di Indonesia

Rangkuman tren social entrepreneurship, kontribusi pengusaha lokal dan maraknya investor lokal hingga asing, yang ingin memberikan kontribusi dalam hal ekonomi sosial di Indonesia.

DailySocial ID
June 28, 2017

Seven things we learned from the AVPN Landscape reports

The AVPN conference this month saw more than 700 attendees convene over three days to collaborate and share knowledge. During the conference, AVPN presented two wide-ranging reports that sought to provide an overview of the philanthropy and social investment landscape in Asia as a guide for social investors to opportunities in the region. Given the vast geography and […]

Pioneers Post
June 26, 2017

How China’s social enterprises can prosper alongside the country’s state-run businesses

Li Ding This article is part of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 Globally, the consensus about social enterprise is that this new type of organization, possessing both social purpose and business traits, and combining innovation with entrepreneurship, can play an important role in poverty alleviation. It can also enhance participation and capacity […]

World Economic Forum
June 23, 2017

The NextGen Billionaire Next Door Measures Impact In People, Not Dollars

Impact is a word that can be defined in many ways but few of these definitions are as important to the world as the one that millennials and entrepreneurs use. But how do we measure impact ? What does it even mean when we are trying to cover the broad spectrum of outcomes involving human […]

Huffington Post
June 20, 2017

Bigger, broader, and on a roll – the 2017 AVPN conference

There’s a tradition at AVPN conferences that Doug Miller, founder of AVPN, leaps onto the stage. The challenge is that as the events expand his staff keep raising the height of the stage! Now in his early 70s, you might think Doug would be wary of a stage leap but leap he did (and survived) […]

Alliance Magazine
June 12, 2017

A social investment ecosystem emerges in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar

By Michael Standaert The social-impact economy in growth markets in Asia has grabbed the attention of governments in the region, according to a new report from the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Impact investment funds are launching or expanding, even in Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as in Indonesia and the Phillippines, and a new law […]

Impact Alpha
June 9, 2017


A speech given by Peng T. Ong on scalable and sustainable solution to education around the world at AVPN Conference 2017 in Bangkok on June 7, 2017.  Peng T. Ong is the Chairman of SolveEducation!, a non-profit organisation that focuses on making high quality education accessible to everyone. Leveraging on technology, SolveEducation! aims at revolutionizing education through […]

Monk's Hill Ventures
June 9, 2017

Building social ventures in South Korea: A Q&A with Crevisse’s Wonyoung Kim

In South Korea, “there are more and more social enterprises and impact businesses that are investable that are penetrating into the mainstream market.” Wonyoung Kim prefers what he does to be called venture building, instead of incubation. Seoul-based Crevisse was founded in 2004 to “co-build” companies that use technology to create positive benefits for society […]

Impact Alpha
June 9, 2017

Traditional forms of philanthropy being replaced by a more market-based solutions approach: Roopa Kudva

Omidyar Network MD Roopa Kudva on why India is a favoured destination for impact investing, social entrepreneurship and ways to deal with talent crunch in the development sector. Bangkok: Philanthropy in India is gradually changing as impact investing and strategic philanthropy are becoming important factors to consider for philanthropists, said Roopa Kudva, partner and managing […]

Live Mint
June 8, 2017

Q & A with Annie Chen: The path to a 100% sustainable and mission-aligned portfolio

Born and raised in a wealthy family in Hong Kong, Annie Chen went to college and law school in the U.S. After a decade as a tax lawyer in San Francisco and Hong Kong, Annie Chen took over management of her three-generation family office in 2008, and founded RS Group to manage her own wealth. […]

Impact Alpha
June 1, 2017

Meet the social investors of AVPN

One of the biggest events in the social investment calendar is just around the corner – the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference will be taking place in Bangkok June 7th-9th. The conference is the largest gathering of philanthropists and social investors in Asia, convening with a view to collaboration and sharing knowledge. The event […]

Pioneers Post
May 30, 2017

Why Blurring the Lines are Important

While impact investing continues to grow in popularity globally, there is a shortage of social enterprises in Asia ready to take on the amount of capital and return assumptions needed to balance impact with the market-rate returns desired by many impact investors. However, AVPN members are at the forefront of this challenge, funding across a […]

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