Archive for June, 2011

THE MEANING BEHIND THE BRAND

CORUM PRIORITIZES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Luxury brands are under more scrutiny than ever before. Increasingly, customers are demanding to know not just what a global niche luxury watch brand like Corum values, but also how it stands behind these values. “Today’s consumer likes to go beyond the marketing tag line to see what values the brand truly stands for,” says Corum’s Regional Managing Director Deepa Chatrath. What does this trend mean for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?

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SHUJOG IN BANGLADESH

In April 2011, Shujog sent its research team, Magnus Young and Shlesha Thapaliya, to Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of its impact assessment mission. The team was continuously reminded of the importance of leveraging local knowledge to empower people in a broad-based sustainable way – a primary principle underpinning all of Shujog’s impact assessment work. What did local entrepreneurs have to say?

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ACTIVE SOLUTIONS

HONG KONG ADOPTS IMPACT INVESTING TO CURB SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Hong Kong is home to diverse parties willing to invest financial, intellectual and human capital in innovative ways to achieve social impact. “No one will deny that Hong Kong has crowds of enthusiastic businessmen, corporations and people who want to give a helping hand to society,” says Francis Ngai, founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong. Why does social enterprise play a critical role in Hong Kong and China?

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INVESTING IN ASIA

VENTURE PHILANTHROPY NETWORK TO LAUNCH IN SINGAPORE

The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) plans to help the venture philanthropy (VP) space across Asia grow with its new Singapore-based platform set to launch in 2012. According to AVPN, experience, capital and knowledge exchange between its members can multiply social impact. Why does AVPN believe Asia is more than ready for VP and impact investing?

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Investments with a Conscience – IIX in SC Magazine

Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and Robert Kraybill, Managing Director of IIX were interviewed by Michael Switow for the July issue of SC Magazine on how impact investing and business innovation are leading the way as alternatives to philanthropy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IIX/Shujog Founder Durreen Shahnaz Profiled in Youth Leader Asia

Durreen Shahnaz, the founder of Impact Investment Exchange and Impact Investment Shujog, was recently profiled for the magazine Youth Leader: the Asian Region. An excerpt:

Shahnaz has proven herself to be an incredibly determined individual:

As I like to say, you just have to say “you can’t do it” to me and I will set to prove you wrong….yes, there were many barriers but I always found ways to go around it. The most important thing is to believe in oneself and not give up.

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Social Investment- Put your money where your heart is; Says Social Entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz

 

 


 

Ecosystem Partners: Your opportunity to make an Impact is now!

Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog), as part of a program sponsored by Asian Development Bank, is conducting research focusing on the key players currently facilitating impact investments in Social Enterprises, as well as those interested in participating in this market.

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