Impact measurement — everyone is talking about it these days, but few people get it right. How should we approach impact measurement when different stakeholders want different things? What’s still missing from the way we design impact measurement?
Social enterprises are a growing phenomenon in Asia. This guide will help you understand what they are, how they function, and how they contribute to social and environmental change in Asia.
Hong Kong’s social innovation is a positive step forward, but it needs to be strategic in its intermediary funding.
Here are five inferences about Asian philanthropists from the 2014 BNP Baripas Individual Philanthropy Index.
What’s keeping impact investing from being embraced by institutional investors? Is it investor perception, a lack of investment opportunities, or a lack of funding? In the last part of our interview with Asia Community Ventures co-founder Ming Wong, we take a look at what’s holding impact investing back and how to get beyond those barriers.
Overhead isn’t all bad and people in the social sector need to take more risks if they’re really going to achieve sustained social impact, says Ming Wong, co-founder of Asia Community Ventures.
Ming Wong breaks down what every aspiring do-gooder in Asia should know before jumping into the social impact space. His biggest piece of career advice? Go forth and start your own company!
We caught up with Athena Lam, Program Manager at SOW Asia, to find out more about what’s big in impact investing in Asia and what the outlook for the future is.
Edwin Lee is a Philanthropy Advisor with the WiseGiving unit of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. He provides us with profiles of “middle class donors” and how they pursue impact. Edwin’s article is part of Asian Philanthropy Forum’s “Exploring the Impact of Asian Philanthropy” series.
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Asia Community Ventures, and IIX have conferences coming up. Let us know if you are attending any of these events!