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!
Interesting philanthropy events that we thought our readers might want to know about.
Sharing volunteer and career opportunities in Asia with our readers.
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.
Alliance Magazine has a special feature on the growth of philanthropic advising in their September issue. As part of that special feature, they contacted people in emerging markets to find out what options were available in their region.