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  • About the Author: Rob John

    Rob John is an independent philanthropy consultant based in Cambridge, UK. He has published widely on venture philanthropy as a fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford and NUS B…

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06 Jun. 2017 | Comments (0)
Corporate Philanthropy in Asia: Innovations that Unlock the Resources of Business for the Common Good
Our series of working papers from NUS Business School in Singapore explores the role of philanthropy in supporting entrepreneurial social ventures in …

31 May. 2016 | Comments (0)
Corporate Support for the Social Enterprise Ecosystem in Asia
In my forthcoming working paper on the changing face of corporate philanthropy in Asia I’m exploring how giving by businesses is influenced by new mod…

10 May. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Role for Giving Circles in Asian Corporate Philanthropy
During our research study to understand how philanthropy in Asia is innovating, we were particularly intrigued by the arrival of giving circles—people…

19 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
Skills-Based Corporate Volunteering in Asia
President Obama’s “United We Serve” campaign, a nationwide service initiative that helps meet the growing social needs resulting from the economic dow…

29 Mar. 2016 | Comments (0)
Corporate Venture Capital for Social Impact: Medipass
In my previous post, I introduced the idea that some companies are using corporate venture capital (CVC) to invest in businesses that intentionally cr…

22 Mar. 2016 | Comments (0)
Corporate Venture Capital for Social Impact: Pearson PLC
In my series of working papers on Asian philanthropy, published by NUS Business School, we’ve most recently been looking at how corporate philanthropy…

16 Jul. 2014 | Comments (0)
Angels, Super Angels and Impact Angels
When entrepreneurs grow their ventures beyond the resources of "friends and family," they turn to outside investors for capital. Angel investors are w…

04 Feb. 2014 | Comments (0)
Virtuous circles: collective giving in Asia
Philanthropy in Asia is developing rapidly to serve the region’s growing number of social entrepreneurs and high-potential nonprofits. Giving circles …