The conference promoted a culture of information-sharing about social investing in Asia and many delegates went away with many more connections, which hopefully will go a long way beyond. Article by Stacey Choe.
October will see the 3rd annual AVPN Roadshow travelling to the cities of Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. The theme for this year’s roadshow is ‘Mobilising Human Capital’, a timely reminder of the importance of organisations’ most valuable assets. AVPN News spoke to Fiona Halton, Chief Executive of Pilotlight, about the upcoming roadshow.
The reality that measuring impact is still a relatively new phenomenon means there is still insufficient data available to develop standards. However, the enthusiasm of the participants showed that the market was definitely eager to move beyond checking off outputs, and to truly understand the wider social impact of their work. Article by Stacey Choe.
Missed the great networking and content at the AVPN Conference? Session videos are now uploaded on each of the individual session pages, along with the presentations and session reports, and you can view selected photos at the AVPN gallery.
Conducted by Marlon van Dijk of Social Evaluator, the AVPN workshop will go in depth into the conduct of social impact assessment using the web social e-valuator tool. By understanding that social impact matters, organisations can focus their activities and improve their strategy.
The inaugural Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) summit, more than any other gathering I’ve been to, provided concrete answers to the question: ‘how do business and philanthropy mix?’ Typically, they don’t. Yet social entrepreneurship, impact investing and venture philanthropy broadly blur the ‘two pockets’ into one by solving social problems with business models. If business—primarily entrepreneurship—and philanthropy blur into one pocket, the conference addressed the question: what’s the role of each? Article by Ross Baird.