Tristan Ace

About Tristan Ace
  • Global Lead, Partnerships and Development, Social Enterprise and Creative and Inclusive Economies, British Council
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Tristan has more than 15 years’ experience working in more than 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and for the past 8 years in East and South Asia.

Tristan Leads the British Council’s work in social enterprise and impact investment in the Asia Pacific region and is responsible for the flagship policy and government engagement programme which provides support to develop social entrepreneurship policy and strategy in the region. Through this programme, he has developed a range of partnerships and policy initiatives with government and regional multinational organisations.

Tristan is passionate about the role that social enterprises can play in building fair, inclusive and just societies and has a particular interest in both the role that social enterprise can play in strengthening civil society and the role that governments can play in driving innovation in policy that support social entrepreneurship and social innovation more broadly. He is currently based in Hong Kong and has previously lived and worked in mainland China (Beijing), Myanmar (Yangon) and Poland (Krakow).

Tristan regularly speaks at forums and conferences on themes relating to social enterprise, social investment and social innovation in Asia and the UK and sits on the East Asia steering committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) network and sits on the advisory board of the UK charity _Social Starters. He also regularly teaches and guest lectures on social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Asia Pacific region and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Hong Kong.

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Developing impact certification policies in Asia: Market case studies

27 Jun 2019

Business models structured to embed social purpose in their DNA are emerging in Asia. The introduction of new laws, accreditation and certification processes are the first steps in establishing legal and regulatory frameworks for these models to collaborate with private…Read More

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