Author: Dien Yuen

Dien S. Yuen is founder and managing director of Kordant Philanthropy Advisors, a social venture firm dedicated to more effective, impactful and joyful philanthropy. As an advocate of donor education and the strengthening of the philanthropic sector in the U.S. and Asia, she speaks at many events and her insights are often quoted in leading publications, including Forbes Asia, New York Times, Family Office Review, San Francisco Business Times and Economist Intelligence Unit reports.

Impact Investing in Asia Pacific Discussion

Socialedge has a very interesting discussion on Impact Investing in Asia Pacific, hosted by Yvonne Li of Avantage Ventures (based in Hong Kong). Li opens up the discussion by pointing out that there are many high-net worth individuals in the Asia Pacific with assets invested in the region.

Ripple Effects of the Mortenson Issue

Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling book, “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations…One School at a Time” has been accused by Jon Krakauer on the CBS 60 Minutes show that the story, “while beautiful, is a lie.”

COF Annual Conference: Philanthropy in China

Dien Yuen moderated a session on the growth of philanthropy in China at the Council’s Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Along with C. Y. Yeung of Intel China and Grace Chiang of Social Venture Group, we explored the theme of philanthropy in China.

CSR Degree in Asia Now Available

CSR Asia, in partnership with the School of Management of the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, is launching a new executive-style, professional Master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Adding to the Confusion of “Minority Donors”

We get excited when we see articles or hear about those covering the philanthropic giving of Asian American donors. Until, of course, we find that the article or speech is horribly confusing, inaccurate, or a regurgitation of previous research.