루쓰 싸피로(Ruth Shapiro) CAPS(아시아자선사회센터) 공동의장이 서울 대한상공회의소에서 3일 열린 ‘2023 탄소중립과 에너지정책 국제세미나’(이하 세미나)에서 축사를 진행했다. More here.
루쓰 싸피로 CAPS 공동의장, “기후 변화는 국경을 모른다”
탄소중립 혁신 솔루션 찾아라… 대한상의 100대 정책과제 제안
[메트로신문] 대한상의가 탄소중립을 위해 세미나를 개최하고 100대 정책 과제를 담은 전략 보고서를 발표했다. 대한상공회의소는 3일’Innovation Solutions for Net Zero’를 주제로 ‘제5회 탄소중립과 에너지정책 국제세미나’를 개최했다. More here.
Giving Korea 2022
Giving Korea is an annual report produced by CAPS’ partner, The Beautiful Foundation, measuring the scope and size of giving across the economy. The 2022 edition includes an overview of domestic data accumulated over 20 years, tracking changes in the scale of donations in Korea, as well as an analysis of giving behaviors by gender, generation, and donation type. The report also considers perceptions of and trust in nonprofit organizations, and attitudes toward social giving and participation.
Key findings include:
- Motives for giving are generally in the order of compassion, social responsibility, personal happiness and religious belief, followed by tax benefits.
- Individual and corporate giving were both impacted by the economic slowdown during the pandemic.
- Public-interest corporations that engage in fundraising attract, on average, 39% of funds from corporations, 35% from individuals, 9% from foundations, and the rest from other sources.
Read the report here.
“비영리단체가 일하기 좋은 나라 되려면?”… 아름다운재단, 공익활동 환경평가 결과 발표
“국내 공익활동을 활성화하려면 세 가지 부분에서 변화가 필요합니다. 정부 규제 완화, 지역 내 지원 활용, 신뢰 부족 문제 해결이 선행돼야 합니다.”
지난 12일 아름다운재단이 비영리 연구·자문기구인 ‘아시아 필란트로피 소사이어티센터'(CAPS)와 공익활동 환경평가지수 ‘두잉 굿 인덱스(Doing Good Index, DGI) 2022’ 조사 결과 발표회를 온라인으로 개최했다. DGI는 아시아 각국의 ▲정부 규제 ▲세금과 재정 정책 ▲정부 조달 ▲공익 생태계 등 공익활동에 영향을 주는 요인을 파악해 평가한다. 지난 2018년 첫 분석 결과를 내놓은 이후 2년 주기로 발표되며, 이번이 세 번째다. Read here.
Asia’s social sector sees a funding decline
COVID-19 has exacerbated income inequalities and social disparities across Asia, serving as a force multiplier for trends already in place. Assessing performance across four sub-indexes – Regulations, Tax and Fiscal Policy, Ecosystem, and Procurement – CAPS’ biennial flagship study, the Doing Good Index 2022, examines the social investment landscape in Asia. Read here.
In Conversation With Ruth Shapiro, Founder and Chief Executive of Centre for Asia Philanthropy and Society
According to the Doing Good Index 2022, which analyses the social investment landscape in Asia, Covid-19 has exacerbated social disparities and income inequalities and across the region. We talk to Dr. Ruth Shapiro, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), which conducts the study biennially, about the pandemic’s impact on people in Asia, her work and improving Hong Kong’s social sector. Read here.
Funding for Asian NGOs falls amid tighter regulations
Almost half of Asia’s social delivery organisations have reported a decline in funding in the last 12 months, some as much as 50 percent, according to new research. The Hong Kong-based Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) surveyed more than 2,000 entities and some 120 experts across 17 Asian economies, including India, Pakistan, China, and Singapore. Read here.
The Doing Good Index Reveals Asia’s Social Sector Sees a Funding Decline Despite Having the Highest Pandemic-Induced Poverty Globally
Covid-19 has exacerbated income inequalities and social disparities across Asia, serving as a force multiplier for trends already in place. A new social impact study released today by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) shows how to maximize philanthropic and policy responses to cope with these post-Covid challenges. Read here.
Doing Good Index 2022
Doing Good Index microsite
Our interactive microsite lets you visualize, explore and compare our data. Use our graphics and maps to help you understand Asia at a glance. The data dashboard allows you to compare economies and track changes across time. Economy profiles present a visual and digestible deep dive into each economy.
What is the Doing Good Index?
The Doing Good Index 2022 is the most comprehensive social impact index in Asia to date, highlighting the factors that drive or hinder private capital flowing towards social and economic challenges across 17 Asian economies.
The Doing Good Index comes at a critical time when economies have been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Inequalities have been exacerbated, and hard-won progress in social and economic growth has been undone. An estimated two-thirds of those newly forced into poverty live in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.
To address these shared challenges, all parts of society—individuals, companies, government and the social sector—must work together to drive more resources towards building a better future together. The Doing Good Index shows how. It provides a roadmap of the policies and practices that can unleash this capital by mitigating the trust deficit; leveraging local support; and facilitating cross-sector collaboration.
In 2022 we surveyed 2,239 SDOs and interviewed 126 experts across 17 Asian economies. In mapping the landscape of social investment, the study examines four sub-indices: Regulations, Tax and Fiscal Policy, Ecosystem, and Procurement. We also include a section on how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the social sector.
DECODED: Blended Finance in Action in Asia
Our DECODED series unpacks, explains and crystallizes issues critical for social investment in Asia. It draws upon our expertise in research and access to an extensive network of sector experts and philanthropists in 18 Asian economies. This enables us to identify emerging trends in the region. Through DECODED, we translate these concepts into digestible insights.
This edition of DECODED explains what blended finance is and how it is deployed in Asia. The initiatives emerging in this region illustrate how blended finance can be a win-win strategy to pool private and public capital and bridge a yawning funding gap in the wake of Covid-19.