AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Taiwan - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond
Renowned for its export-oriented technologically intensive economy, Taiwan also has a long tradition of charitable religious giving. In recent years, mainstream investors have started investing in impact-driven enterprises.
Taiwan provides a highly enabling environment for social entrepreneurship with substantial government support. The current administration is deliberating on the Benefit Corporation legislation, which could be a major boost for social enterprises if enacted. Download the report to access Taiwan's social investment landscape.Download this report Explore the Interactive Toolkit
AVPN developed in-depth expertise in capacity building and on this basis launched workshops in capacity building with funders across India and in Taiwan.Read This Post
In early September, AVPN was in Taipei to further understand the social enterprise sector and the philanthropy landscape in Taiwan. AVPN met with various government agencies promoting the social enterprise space including the workforce development agency and the ministry of economic affairs. We also conducted a series of workshops on venture philanthropy. We held a […]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
Japan is opening the door to new approaches, such as social enterprise, for solving its pressing social problems. Japan has long had efficient government services as well as a highly competitive commercial market. As a result of this structure, the scale and role of social enterprises or nonprofit organizations is small compared with third-sector entities […]Read More