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Philanthropy can advance business for good around climate ambitions and beyond

Social Innovation Exchange 3 August 2022

A new way of thinking about corporate purpose and climate risks Businesses have an important role to play in transitioning our planet to a sustainable and green future, but the idea that businesses should care …


Interview: Rockefeller Foundation’s Elizabeth Yee on Asia, leadership, and philanthropy

Andrew Milner 7 July 2022

Rockefeller Foundation has deep and long-standing interests in Asia. Hence the presence of  Elizabeth Yee, the foundation’s Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff at the AVPN Conference in Bali. She talks here …


AVPN Global Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 5 July 2022

Over six plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 provided a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region, …

The Asian decade

Andrew Milner 5 July 2022

This was the billing of AVPN’s first face-to-face convening since 2019 and with the return of the conference has come a new purpose and of responsibility, articulated by Naina Batra in her opening address to …

Impact is more than a buzzword

Zibran Choudhury 4 July 2022

Zibran Choudhury is Communications, Partnerships & Membership Manager at Alliance magazine For more from the Pijar Foundation read Winning Asia’s future, now: Collaborative governance to close the talent gap and unlock force for good

Winning Asia’s future, now

Cazadira Fediva Tamzil, Stevinson Tendon and Indira Zahra-Aridati 4 July 2022

Collaborative governance to close the talent gap and unlock force for good Covid-19, digitalisation, climate change… all these structural disruptions necessitate a new generation of talents as a force for good. This is a critical …

Inspirational visit to the Annika Linden Centre at #AVPN2022

Louisa Attard 4 July 2022

As people started arriving in Bali for the AVPN Global Conference, we were setting up for an inspirational open day at the Annika Linden Centre. The idea was to open the space for people to …

Unmasking the influence of climate trends on Asian philanthropy

Zibran Choudhury 4 July 2022

Last week, AVPN hosted their 2022 Global Conference, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was ‘Unmasking the influence of climate trends on …

New report assesses barriers and opportunities for cross-border giving in Asia

Alliance magazine 28 June 2022

Give2Asia has published the results of an extensive study on Unlocking Cross-border Philanthropy in Asia. The report provides a detailed analysis of the barriers to—and opportunities for—cross-border giving within Asia. Its findings are based on in-depth …

New impact platform to tackle urgent youth issues in Asia

1 Alliance magazine 21 June 2022

AVPN, with founding support from the Citi Foundation, have launched the ‘Youth Opportunities Platform’ today at the AVPN Global Conference. The platform aggregates capital and matches these resources to opportunities and initiatives that empower youth.  …