AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in South Korea - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond
One of the most developed economies in Asia, South Korea is also a leader in innovative social finance. Corporate giving and ESG compliance have become entrenched in the country.
South Korea has the most developed social economy in Asia, supported by the government, corporates and local impact investors. It is the first Asian country to have a dedicated legal structure for social enterprises. Download the report to access South Korea's social investment landscape.Download this report Explore the Interactive Toolkit
Paul Carttar, the founding director of Obama administration’s Social Innovation Fund, and the co-founder of the Bridgespan Group, joined AVPN on a roadshow in September, travelling to Shenzhen and Beijing in China, the finishing in Seoul, Korea. As our special invited speaker, Paul gave his insights on a range of topics – from government’s role […]Read This Post
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
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
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 […]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