AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Japan - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond
The island nation of Japan has the most developed economy in Asia. Private foundations set up by businesses and high net worth individuals have a rich tradition of grant-making, while some corporates have gone beyond philanthropy to establish funds investing in impact-driven enterprises.
Japan has an innovative social economy with multiple approaches and initiatives including venture philanthropy, impact investment and social impact bonds. The country has also established a credit guarantee scheme for social purpose organisations. Download the report to access Japan's social investment landscape.Download this report Explore the Interactive Toolkit
October will see the 3rd annual AVPN Roadshow travelling to the cities of Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. The theme for this year’s roadshow is ‘Mobilising Human Capital’, a timely reminder of the importance of organisations’ most valuable assets. The effective unlocking and utilisation of human capital through the use of skilled volunteers […]Read This Post
Starting a new venture philanthropy or social investment organisation can be difficult, particularly in a region such as Asia, where the ecosystem for philanthropy is not as evolved as it is in the West. ‘Getting Started in Venture Philanthropy in Asia’, AVPN’s guide for new venture philanthropy and social investment organisations, is an important tool […]Read This Post
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Venture philanthropy and impact investing meet in Bangkok next month People with more than a passing interest in venture philanthropy and impact investing will meet in Bangkok next week for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s 2017 Conference, June 7-9. ImpactAlpha is a media sponsor of the event. We caught up briefly with Naina Batra, CEO of […]Read More