New Horizons in Social Investment: Global Exchange for Action and Impact

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Mar 21, 2019
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New Horizons in Social Investment: Global Exchange for Action and Impact

New report from the Philanthropy and Social Investment series examines how foundations and other emerging actors in the philanthropic sector can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

How can foundations and other emerging actors in the philanthropic sector help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? This question and more is addressed in the new report from Salzburg Global Seminar following the program New Horizons in Social Investment: Global Exchange for Action and Impact.

The program, held in partnership with Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) in October 2018, brought together 40 participants from 19 countries as part of Salzburg Global’s long-running program series on Philanthropy and Social Investment

An increasing number of foundations are moving beyond traditional grant making and expanding upon social investing practices, including social impact bonds, program-related investments, and impact investing. The diverse group of leaders representing foundations, academic institutions, social investors and entrepreneurs, addressed questions on global and regional trends around strategic and impactful philanthropy, which inspired, equipped, and enabled participants to develop commitments to action, and apply lessons and best practices to their own organizations.

The program offered a unique opportunity for many participants to share experiences and challenges they face in their daily work, while highlighting successful case studies and approaches. This provided further reflections for the group, who have since begun formulating next steps and discussing potential collaborations to progress on the themes identified in Salzburg.

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The program New Horizons in Social Investment: Global Exchange for Action and Impact is part of Salzburg Global Seminar's multi-year series Philanthropy and Social Investment. The program was held in partnership with the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, a network committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia, with further support from Capital Group, the Ford Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Trafigura Foundation.