Explore the changing face of corporate philanthropy in Asia. Draw on 23 case studies from the region, covering innovations that illustrate how corporations are offering finance, volunteering and business know-how to non-profits and social enterprises.
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Oliver Wyman’s research for Big Society Capital highlights the direct and indirect investment vehicles that are already being successfully used for social investment, such as social funds, social impact bonds and corporate venture capital.
Most companies practice a multifaceted version of CSR that spans theaters ranging from pure philanthropy to environmental sustainability to the explicitly strategic. To maximize impact, companies must ensure that initiatives in the various theaters form a unified platform.
Hear from Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth on how their efforts to connect people and businesses to digital networks is helping lift entire communities out of poverty, and how Covestro has developed innovative inclusive businesses and sustainable value chain collaborations to benefit low-income communities.
Finding partners who can help to maximise your impact on the ground is not easy. Through AVPN, corporations like Kellogg’s has found the right partners to scale impact and alleviate malnutrition in India.
Funders and resource providers often working in silos are unable to find investment-ready opportunities while social enterprises seeking help are unsure about how and where to find support. FInd out how we can bridge these gaps.
The younger generations have different passions, priorities, and ways of thinking. Understand how Millennials and the Generation Z think and act with regards to CSR and how your organization can align itself with what is important to them.
Hear from two successful Inclusive Businesses from Asia and how Inclusive Business, supported by robust policy, can unlock access to both financial and non-financial resources and expand opportunities for positive social impact.
Are corporations pursuing social impact in a way that leaves a lasting impression on social and environmental issues that are important to communities? Learn how some AVPN members are striving to achieve a dual bottom line of profit and social good.
Targeted at ogranisations in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, this study shows how you can adapt recruitment & training processes and consider work-place adjustements to benefit PwDs.
Despite executives’ placing increasing importance on sustainability, businesses have struggled to incorporate best practises that lead to success. Explore why through the gaps & blind spots noticed in the execution of critical sustainiability levers to beneift your organisation.
Learn about the collaboration between impact fund LGT Venture Philanthropy and an inclusive business, Agronomika Finance Corporation, and how their partnership has impacted farming communities in the Philippines.
This case study on NPI (Enpai), the pioneering and possibly largest field-building intermediary in China, showcases how companies in Asia can work with intermediaries to deploy mandatory CSR and sustainability funding more effectively.
This report showcases real life examples from the hospitality sector in India that have made their workplaces more accessible and promoted inclusion of PwD. Learn on how companies in the service sectors can follow suit in becoming more accessible and inclusive.
UBS provide innovative forms of patient capital, with a sharp focus on impact. UBS uses a wide range of tools to achieve social impact: grant-making, result-based financing such as development impact bonds, and investments into impact enterprises.
The Utkrisht Impact Bond is the world’s first maternal and newborn health impact bond. It aims to reach up to 600,000 pregnant women and newborns in Rajasthan, India with improved care during delivery over a five year period.
This paper reviews social finance and the financial market for the pursuit of impact. It also highlights key challenges, such as the small-scale and long horizon of social ventures, the lack of standardized reporting for social outcomes, and the elusive causality between impact investments and social change.
The paper discusses the basics of social finance, and its influence in social change which shapes the organizational design of enterprises and change in the government legislation. It also analyzes the process how social finance works and the main form of social finance emphasizing to the SIB as main form which allows share of risk between two parties.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called the private sector “more important than ever,” as the world struggles to recover from the devastating economic fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rise of social finance is driven by the growing recognition that in order to solve the world’s most complex social and environmental challenges, a stronger focus on impact is required from investors. UBS Optimus Foundation aims to drive systemic change that reshapes the way development is financed with a threefold approach.
Education is a path out of poverty, improves health, and strengthens the economic well-being of whole communities. An income share agreement (ISA) is an alternative financing instrument that can help close the market gap, so more young people have fair access to education.
One stop shop for all things blended finance, by Convergence. The page leverages Convergence’s database of historical blended finance transactions to generate unique insights about the blended finance market to date.
The Government Outcomes Lab is a ground-breaking example of research-to-practice in innovation, and demonstrates the power of an academic institution walking shoulder to shoulder with governments and related organisations to create change.
Working with clients locally, nationally and globally, UBS identifies high potential initiatives and build long-term collaborations, connecting you with the resources and expertise you need to achieve significant, sustainable change.
This Playbook has been developed for impact investors, risk managers, outcome payers and other stakeholders in the impact ecosystem looking for consolidated information on blended finance in general and on the social success note in particular.
Review of how the world’s first Development Impact Bond in education surpasses both target outcomes. The Development Impact Bond (DIB) provided operational and financial flexibility for Indian NGO Educate Girls (EG). It achieved 116% of the enrollment target and 160% of the learning target in its final year. The program ran in the Bijoliya, Mandalgarh and Jahajpur blocks in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The social investor UBS Optimus Foundation (UBSOF) provided the upfront working capital of USD 270,000. As a result of the over-achievement, UBSOF recouped its initial funding (USD 270,000) plus a 15% internal rate of return, which equals USD 144,085, from the outcome payer CIFF.q
This case study examines how UBS Optimus Foundation (also known as UBSOF, Optimus, or the Foundation) is investing in new social finance tools such as Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) and impact loans such as Social Success Notes (SSNs) to prototype solutions to scale to improve the lives of children globally. The centerpiece of the social finance portfolio is a pay-for-success model that supports outcomes and results over payment for activities.
UBS is uniquely placed as the world’s largest wealth manager to help achieve the SDGs by facilitating multi-stakeholder connections, capital, and cooperation. This 2018 WEF whitepaper outlines the lessons learned, new commitments, and partnership requests.
UBS joins the United Nations’ Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance, and will focus on delivering concrete long-term finance and investment solutions, including through its USD 5 billion commitment to SDG-related impact investing.
The UBS Optimus Foundation applies a systematic four-phase value chain approach to our grantmaking in order to develop, validate, promote and scale up effective solutions to improve children’s health, education and protection.