Building ecosystems for sustainable growth
Our purpose is to promote the sustainable growth of the social enterprise sector in Asia especially in providing innovative and scalable solutions to the increasingly complex challenges in this region.
Social Enterprise Asia Network attracts social enterprises, supporters and people working to create a better and sustainable Asia. We promote the growth of social enterprise sector by providing the social enterprise platform, generating the knowhow, building capacity, improving access to market and mobilizing social finance.
Our members are from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to the impact of environmental and social challenges because of its unique economic and social characteristics. It has been one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions in past decades. But it still faces the daunting task of eradicating income and non-income poverty.
Social, environmental together with bio-diversity challenges should not be treated in isolation from the general economic. Despite national effort of each member country, these increasingly complex challenges cannot be solved by the governments alone.
Over the years, social entrepreneurship has been gaining momentum across the globe. More and more of us desire to make a difference the world we live in. The emergence of this new sector is significantly shifting the course of human development. Social entrepreneurs create innovative solutions e.g. sustainable agriculture, ICT for development, alternative energy and many more to address social and environmental problems. Although social enterprise is an emerging trend in Asia, it lacks the scalability of impact and the creative space to unite their spirit and inspiration. Therefore the social enterprise Asia Network will provide a great opportunity for them to achieve their goals, fulfill their dreams and ultimately to create sustainable Asia.