Asian Philanthropy News Digest 12/28/2010

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is hosting the Impact Forum for Social Change on January 10th, 2011, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The forum will inform social enterprises about the various alternatives to raising investment capital, as well as developing their understanding of the requirements that social enterprises must meet to raise investment capital through a social stock exchange or otherwise. Participants will be introduced to the impact investing movement, impact measurement tools, and reporting standards.  The forum will aim to bring together participants from the government, development agencies, SEs in Bangladesh, impact investors and ecosystem players. For more info, please visit the IIX website.

Avantage Ventures, a Hong Kong-based advisory firm focused on growing the social enterprise industry in Asia, presents eight case studies of sustainable social enterprises in the Asia Pacific region on Social Edge. This is one of the best social entrepreneur collections I have seen in a long time. The two most recent features, Sichuan Rabbit King in China and Senteurs d’Angkor in Cambodia are interesting reads.

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