The Tahir Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and 8 other Indonesian philanthropists have committed to providing millions to the Indonesia Health Fund over the next five years.
Leaders & Organizations
It takes a lot of grit and compassion to want to stage a medical intervention in a war-torn country like Myanmar. Community Partners International has been doing it for nearly two decades. Here are a few things they’ve learned along the way.
Continuing our Women’s History Month features, we talk to IDEX, a nonprofit that works globally to end violence against women. The key is to focus on both the causes and manifestations of violence, while remembering that healing must follow.
READ Global is doing amazing work educating and empowering women in South Asia — and they’ve got the numbers to prove it. 2 out of 3 women with READ Centers in their communities have increased decision making power in their homes. Learn more about how the ‘READ effect’ works.
There’s a lot of wealth in Silicon Valley–and a lot of will to do good. Asian American philanthropic leaders in Silicon Valley will speak about community-based and globally-focused impact investing at the Committee of 100’s Speakers Forum. APF’s own Dien Yuen will moderate.
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!
Meet China’s top philanthropists.
Bhutanese and Burmese refugees encounter much difficulty when they arrive in the U.S., but we can take steps to help them adjust and contribute positively to society.