Supporting entrepreneurs developing solutions to social and environmental problems through short and long term capacity building and funding.
Enabling funders to apply innovative models of philanthropic and impact investing individually or through giving circles for young professionals.
Creating partnerships to bridge Southeast Asian and global social entrepreneurship and impact investing communities. Working with private sector, public sector and civil society to build collaborations for change.
The latest from Synergy:
In Hong Kong’s hyper-competitive society, Type A achievers take any opportunity to one-up their peers, even in philanthropy.
When Abbie forwarded me a blog post published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review this week, I joined in her cheer of “Yes, yes, yes! How many times have we had to defend Synergy and ourselves for not trying to be “sexy!?” It’s good to see someone pointing out this problem in the social enterprise space as well!”
I headed to the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in Singapore (20-23 April) looking forward to the opportunity to reconnect with many sector colleagues from around the region. Although only in its third year, the AVPN conference has become a reunion for local or regional foundations, incubators, impact investors and others working in the social sector in Asia.