Social Investment Landscape in Asia


June 7, 2017

Authors: Sattva Knowledge Centre – Aarti Mohan, Smriti Harsh, Abhishek Modi, Arnav Gupta
Editors: Martina Mettgenberg-Lemiere, Anh Nguyen, Kevin Teo

AVPN has identified the need for a comprehensive overview of the Asian philanthropy and social investment landscape to offer social investors a guide to the opportunities for social investment in Asia. The Social Investment Landscape in Asia will be an invaluable resource for funders and resource providers as they assess the opportunities and challenges for philanthropy and social investment in the region. It is designed to be a guide for both new social investors looking to enter the Asian market and existing social investors exploring cross-border or cross-sector opportunities within the region. The Landscape is another way to further AVPN’s mission to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the Asian social sector.



Report Highlights

The report provides a holistic view of the current and emerging philanthropy and social investment landscape in Asia. It also features in-depth profiles of 14 Asian regions which include:

  • An overview of key demographic and macroeconomic conditions
  • Key development issues facing the country
  • Background and context to the social economy in the region
  • Overview of the legislative environment
  • Key social investors, recent developments and investment trends
  • Opportunities, challenges and recommendations

The 14 regions are:

  • North and South Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan
  • Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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