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DGI
15 July 2020

Webinar: Doing Good Index 2020

Profiling Asia's Social Sector: The Path Forward
The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) introduces its second edition of the Doing Good Index (DGI).
Books
28 June 2021

Sustainable Investment – Impact in Asia

UNDP & Asia Asset Management
This book explores the advances in sustainable investment in Asia, tracing its evolution from philanthropy to impact investing and ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing.
Reports
25 June 2021

Beauty of the Human Spirit: Covid-19 in Thailand (Jan-Oct 2020)

Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, National Institute of Development Administration
This report examines the response of Thai society during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Articles
18 April 2020

Jia Xijin: an Analysis of China’s Online Fundraising During COVID-19

Jia Xijin (China Development Brief)
This article analyzes the rise in online fundraising initiatives in China to combat COVID-19.
Reports
27 August 2021

Building High-Impact CSR Programs in India

The Bridgespan Group
In 2013, India became the first country in the world to mandate corporate social responsibility investments.
Tags: CSR, India, English
Articles
27 August 2021

How Covid-19 is shifting the Global North-South Philanthropic Power Dynamic

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
This article argues that the locus of knowledge and power has shifted to grantees during Covid-19, who is most cognizant of the pressing needs of their communities.
Reports
29 March 2021

Global Philanthropy Report: Perspectives on the global foundation sector

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
This report seeks to create a knowledge base for institutional philanthropy.
Multimedia
21 April 2020

Muhammad Yunus & Ruth Shapiro: Doing Good in an Uncertain World

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus discusses the transformative power of social businesses in helping people escape poverty and fix, what he believes is a 'broken economic system'. This discussion was moderated by CAPS’ Founder and Chief Executive, Ruth Shapiro.
Reports
25 June 2021

Philanthropy for Sustainable Development in China 2020

UNDP & China Foundation Center
This report examines how philanthropy in China is contributing to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda.
Reports
27 August 2021

The Advance of Impact Investing in South East Asia

Investing in Women
This report identifies trends in impact investing and gender lens investing in Southeast Asia.