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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).
Articles
8 September 2020

Harnessing the philanthropy and finance sectors for social good

Qing Gu (Alliance Magazine)
This op-ed highlights that most Chinese foundations are not grantmaking organizations, but operating foundations or hybrids.
Articles
18 September 2020

A Nonprofit’s Guide to the Social Stock Exchange

Roopa Kudva (India Development Review)
A committee constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India on the creation of a social stock exchange (SSE) has submitted its recommendations, and now the government will decide which ones to implement.
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.
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.
Articles
16 April 2020

Is Asia giving back enough?

Chantal Sajan (Business Times)
The article presents the views of academics and philanthropists on Asia's role in the global philanthropic ecosystem, how it compares to the West, and whether this comparison is valid.
Articles
18 April 2020

Philanthropy and Islam

Mohamed Amersi & Ayatollah Fazel Milani (Philanthropy Impact Magazine)
This article analyzes the significance of charity in Islam.
Reports
18 April 2020

Philanthropic Foundations in Asia – Insights from Singapore, Myanmar and China

Agence Francaise de Developpment (AFD) and the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
This report analyzes the factors driving philanthropy in three Asian countries.
Reports
16 April 2020

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) & Intellecap Advisory Services
Southeast Asia is undergoing rapid development, but the region continues to face challenges.
Reports
18 April 2020

The State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan 2016

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)
This study analyzes the patterns, trends and characteristics of individual giving in Pakistan.