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.
So easy it behooves you to do it: tweet/instagram #caseforgirls and WesternUnion.com will donate $10 to scholarship funds for girls in Vietnam.
Chinese legislators have been sitting on a bill that would make charitable giving mandatory for all citizens. Will this be an effective approach to unlocking philanthropy in the country?
For our Women’s History Month series, we took a look at the state of girls’ education around the world. On the upside, women are at excelling at the highest levels of education–but social misconceptions are still stopping many girls from getting there in the first place.
The good news: about 77% of firms in Vietnam reported practicing some form of corporate giving! The not-so-good news: most corporate philanthropy in Vietnam is ad hoc and event-based.
India’s new CSR law is stirring quite the debate over effective use of corporate philanthropy. But let’s try to think of it this way: the new CSR law is actually an exercise in corporate empowerment, a way of decentralizing tax distribution.
Human trafficking is foremost a moral issue, but its continued existence is also disturbingly supported by market forces. This report from the Indian strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra examines the supply and demand sides of human sex trafficking in India.
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.
In the U.S., giving to international affaires organizations in 2013 was strong. In fact, international affaires organizations showed the most fundraising raising growth compared to organizations in other sectors. Did diaspora philanthropy have something to do with it?
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.