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.
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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.
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