Social investment – financing and support for the social impact sector by a multitude of actors, instruments and methodologies — is gathering momentum and the social economies — the ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and enablers collectively pursuing social impact — in Asia are seeing significant engagement and innovation in the last 5-8 years.
The aim of this report is to understand and document the existing and emerging landscape for social investing in 14 regions in Asia.
We present insights from qualitative research examining the essential characteristics of the social economy – ‘attractiveness’ of the region for investment, development challenges being tackled, the influence of legislative environments and governments in triggering the social sector, key actors in the social investment landscape and their journeys, recent trends and developments such as crowdfunding, the ecosystem for social impact, and a snapshot of the opportunities and challenges.
The 14 regions are:
- North and South Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
- Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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