Building an impact economy: A call to action for the philanthropic sector

Event Details
  • June 27th, Thursday, 11:15am - 12:45pm
  • Room 324

Can philanthropy support the right foundations for scaling solutions and systems change?

Across philanthropy and impact investing, a growing number of funders and investors have the intention to go far beyond incremental change to support scaled impact and systems change. The urgent problems facing us, from climate change and loss of biodiversity to inequality and lack of decent work opportunities, demand nothing less. But most funders are reluctant to collaborate in funding ‘soft’ assets like social movements, networks, and platforms that are required to achieve this kind of impact. Come hear more from funders who have put their money where the rhetoric is.

Key Takeaways

  • Why is systems change and scaling solutions an important mission and what is the role of philanthropic capital in supporting this movement?
  • What are the key learnings from organisations dedicated to systems change and scaling solutions?
  • How can these learnings be translated into action in Asia, inspiring local philanthropic funders to support ecosystem building rather than projects alone?

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