Amid warnings that progress towards gender equality risks backsliding, and as the G20 leaders meet in Bali, Asia's social investors are taking urgent action to push forward women’s economic empowerment.
One of the Asian Development Bank’s key partnership builders explains why development finance needs the support of international and regional philanthropy organisations to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
Asia has huge scope for innovation and scale – not to mention wealth – but is often ignored on the global stage, says AVPN’s Naina Subberwal Batra, who urges social investors to grasp the “amazing opportunity” for action.
There is growing wealth in Asia which could tackle head-on the world’s deepest problems. As the G20 comes to Indonesia then India, Asian leaders are seizing the moment to highlight their ideas for how to boost investments for positive change.
As the G20 summit comes to Asia, it's time for the region's social innovators, investors and policymakers to take their place on the global stage with their solutions to the world’s most urgent problems, says AVPN in the first of our new series.
MUFG Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings are among 21 financial institutions to join Japan Impact-driven Financing Initiative, pledging to grow the country's impact investing market and improve impact measurement and management.
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Inspiration and analysis for policymakers across the Asia-Pacific are provided in research published this month by GSG and UNESCAP. The aim is to boost the role of governments in catalysing impact investment in their countries.