You're currently viewing:

Asia and the Pacific

COP28: Philanthropy-public-private partnership needed to plug $3 trillion climate funding gap 

Shafi Musaddique 7 December 2023

A $3 trillion annual funding gap for climate solutions must be met with a tri-sector philanthropic-public-private partnership. That’s according to a new report published by the World Economic Forum’s Giving to Amplify Earth Action (GAEA) initiative, in …

Collective giving offers solutions for strengthening democracy: A case study from Australia 

Harriet McCallum 7 December 2023

In a time of escalating threats to our democracy and deepening economic inequality, advocates fighting tirelessly to change the systems that drive these issues need the backing of bold and forward-thinking funders working in more …

Electoral bonds, red herrings and muddy waters

Trilochan Sastry 5 December 2023 For Subscribers

Electoral bonds are a symptom of a more general confusion in the relationship between philanthropy and politics in India On 29 January 2018, the government of India announced the Electoral Bonds Scheme. The government said …

The advocacy question: Why philanthropy should use its voice for good

Kristy Muir 5 December 2023 For Subscribers

The First Nations referendum in Australia has highlighted how philanthropic sector increasingly acknowledges that engaging with advocacy is vital to achieving truly meaningful social change. Even if at first you don’t succeed… On 14 October …

How investment in Philippines’ social enterprises can help meet SDGs

Carlo Sagun and Philo Alto 21 November 2023 For Subscribers

Leading figure in the Philippines’ social enterprise space, Professor Carlo Sagun of Bayan Innovation Group, and Asia Value Advisors’ founder Philo Alto, share how engaging the philanthropy sector and corporations can help social enterprises move the …

Abu Dhabi to host 2024 AVPN annual conference

Shafi Musaddique 21 November 2023

The UAE will host next year’s AVPN annual flagship Global Conference event, bringing together investors, philanthropists, policymakers and funders.  Taking place in Abu Dhabi over three and a half days, between 23 and 25 April …

Voice for Social Good – Hong Kong initiative for full-funding principle for NGOs

Pia Wong, Victoria Wisniewski Otero and Angelyn Lim 21 November 2023

Have you ever wondered: how much of my donation to a charity goes to those in need? It’s tempting to restrict funding only to activities that seem to directly serve beneficiaries to get the biggest …

More than nothing, but not enough: UK funding to LGBTI communities in the Global South and East

David Sampson 20 November 2023

This year has been one of celebration and commiseration for global LGBTI communities.  The Cook Islands and Mauritius have decriminalised same sex relations, there was an important court victory for civil society organizing in Kenya …

The AVPN Global Conference 2024: ‘One Asia, One Future’

Alliance magazine 20 November 2023

The wisdom comes from the grassroot

Qing Gu 19 November 2023

‘Diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking’ at the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum 2023 The 2023 Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum (PBC 2023), convened on 11-12 September by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, …