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.
Social investors and organisations seeking social investment often struggle to find each other. An award-winning match-making service has seen 200 successful deals across the Asia-Pacific so far this year.
From Seoul to Singapore and Delhi to Dhaka, governments across Asia are waking up to the role that social enterprise can play in delivering more sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Jonathan Wong, Alex Hannant and Tristan Ace discuss.
It’s time for social enterprise to move from the margins to the mainstream across a region which is home to two-thirds of the world’s population. A partnership between the British Council and the UN aims to make this happen.