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Shaping an Asian brand of philanthropy

The newly launched Asia Philanthropy Circle will focus on action and impact

Fiona Lam
Published Fri, Feb 20, 2015 · 09:50 PM
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RUN by philanthropists for philanthropists, the newly launched Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) aims to build a distinctly Asian model of philanthropy that focuses on action and impact.

APC is a donor platform which brings Asian philanthropists - including private individuals, families or foundations - together to address the region's social challenges and shape national policies. They will convene to learn, collaborate and fund national and regional social interventions.

"What we see today is philanthropists mostly doing things alone," said Laurence Lien, chairman and chief executive of APC. As a result, h…

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