Since 2011 AVPN has been committed to building a vibrant and high impact philanthropy and social investment community in Asia. AVPN has identified the need for a comprehensive overview of the Asian philanthropy and social investment landscape, including in-depth country analyses to offer investors a guide to the Asian social sector. The Toolkit for Social Investing in Asia will be an invaluable resource for funders and resource providers as they assess the opportunities and challenges for social investors in the region. It is designed to be a guide to both new investors looking to enter the Asian market and existing investors exploring cross-border or cross-sector opportunities within the region. This guide will significantly shorten the time and expenses required for investors to deploy their capital into new areas of social investment. The Toolkit is therefore part of AVPN’s ongoing effort to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the Asian social sector.
The Toolkit will provide a holistic landscape study of the current Asian philanthropy and social investment market. It will also feature an in-depth review of the social sector in 14 Asian countries. For each country, the following will be covered:
- An overview of key demographic and macroeconomic data
- Key social issues facing the country and their impact on society
- Overview of the legislative environment
- High-level map and baseline of the philanthropic landscape
- Profile of the social investment market
- Trends, issues and opportunities in the philanthropy and social investment space
The 14 focus countries are: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Toolkit is a collaboration between AVPN, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Sattva Media and Consulting Pvt Ltd and will be launched at the 2017 AVPN Conference on June 7th.