• Published Date: 21/05/2019
  • by: UNDP

Mapping Social Impact Investment and Innovative Finance Landscape in Thailand

As Thailand, together with many countries around the world, are currently working toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the price tag of the implementation of these ambitious goals is nevertheless enormous. Public resources alone are not enough to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. An investment made into companies – big or small, that strive to better the society is necessary in order to generate measurable social and environmental impact with financial return.

In Thailand, doing business as a social enterprise or social startups have emerged and still continue growing in the past 10 years. However, social impact investment has yet strong enough to support and strengthen the ecosystem.

To bring the sector forward, it is important for both SE, and big companies, intermediaries and philanthropist to understand the country’s impact investment landscape.

This report “Mapping Social Impact Investment and Innovative Finance Landscape in Thailand” by UNDP Thailand in partnership with Change Fusion will be a great source of knowledge on the insights on needs, types and amount of support provided, and current status of the SE and social investment in Thailand

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There are many innovation platforms all over the world. What makes Thailand Social Innovation Platform unique is that we have created a Thai platform fully dedicated to the SDGs, where social innovators in Thailand can access a unique eco system of entrepreneurs, corporations, start-ups, universities, foundations, non-profits, investors, etc. This platform thus seeks to strengthen the social innovation ecosystem in Thailand in order to better be able to achieve the SDGs. Even though a lot of great work within the field of social innovation in Thailand is already happening, the area lacks a central organizing entity that can successfully engage and unify the disparate social innovation initiatives taking place in the country.

This innovation platform guides you through innovative projects in Thailand, which address the SDGs. It furthermore presents how these projects are addressing the SDGs.

Aside from mapping cutting-edge innovation in Thailand, this platform aims to help businesses, entrepreneurs, governments, students, universities, investors and others to connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.

The ultimate goal of the platform is to create a space for people and businesses in Thailand with an interest in social innovation to visit on a regular basis whether they are looking for inspiration, new partnerships, ideas for school projects, or something else.

We are constantly on the lookout for more outstanding social innovation projects in Thailand. Please help us out and submit your own or your favorite solutions here

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  • What are The Sustainable Development Goals?
  • UNDP and TSIP’s Principles Of Innovation
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