Entrepreneurial Phillanthropy Rising in Asia


According to a report out of the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore, entrepreneurial philanthropy is on the rise in Asia. The working paper attributes this rise to an increase in social entrepreneurship and what it terms as an 'emergent generation of philanthropists.'

The paper reports a tripling in philanthropic giving from 2001 to 2011 to a total of $692 Million.

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Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.




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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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