Impact Investments by Foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong


Category Survey Reports
Year of Publication 2018.01
Author/Editor Pauline Tan and Swee-Sum Lam

Impact Investments by Foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong

The study reviews the current state of impact investments in Singapore and Hong Kong, particularly those that have engaged with foundations. It further looks at the trends and challenges of the impact investment sector before presenting a list of recommendations.

Overview
Executive summary
1 Introduction
1.1 Background of Study
1.2 Methodology and Limitation
2 Impact Investments
2.1 Overview of Impact Investments
2.2 Impact Investments and its Role in Sustainable Development
2.3 Capital Spectrum
2.4 Impact Investment Ecosystem and the Stakeholders
3 Impact Investments by Foundations in the US
3.1 Overview and History
3.2 Trends and Current Developments
4 Impact Investments in Singapore and Hong Kong
4.1 Overview of Impact Investments in Singapore and Hong Kong
4.2 Impact Investment Ecosystem and the Stakeholders in Singapore and Hong Kong
4.3 Trends in Impact Investments in Singapore and Hong Kong
5 Key Challenges for Impact Investment Sector in Singapore and Hong Kong
5.1 Early stage development of impact investment sector
5.2 Market dysfunction
6 Impact Investments by Foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong
6.1 Characteristics of foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong
6.2 Impact Investing by Foundations
7 Recommendations
7.1 Foundations to act as venture philanthropists to catalyse ecosystem in filling gaps in capital spectrum
7.2 Provide longer tenor instruments
7.3 Improve quality in the capacity building of social enterprises
7.4 Develop focused and practical curriculum for sector based training of impact investors
7.5 Champion collective impact investments or platforms for impact investment deals
7.6 Share information and seek partnerships for greater leverage
7.7 Advocate and sharing of successful Asian case studies
7.8 Leadership by big players to drive interest
8 Conclusion
References
Appendix A
List of Foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong that have already committed to impact investments or are in the exploratory stage
About SPF
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Japan–U.S. Program Department
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