International Practice

VA Selected Cases


Technical Proposal - Intermediary Services for Hong Kong SIE Fund

Project Description

VA was engaged in the development of a technical proposal to provide intermediary services for the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) set up by the Hong Kong government. The proposed intermediary services include capacity building and innovative programs.

Key activities

  • Analyze major social issues and challenges in Hong Kong, and understand the objectives and focus areas of the SIE Fund
  • Benchmark government social innovation funds in other developed markets such as UK, US and Australia through literature review, to understand their service scopes, approaches, and key success factors
  • Develop proposal on intermediary services including training, incubation, bridge funding and market access platform for the HK SIE Fund

East Asia Social Investment Scoping Study

Project Description

VA was engaged in a scoping study of social investment in nine East Asian countries and regions including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, etc. The study is to provide evidence for the client to launch a regional social investment platform.

Key activities

  • Understand and analyze the development status of social investment eco-system in East Asia and key challenges faced by social investors, through interviews and literature review
  • Study how a regional social investment platform could potentially address the issues discovered and its value
  • Provide recommendations on platform design, its business model and road map

Strategic Planning for Lao Niu Foundation

Project Description

The year of 2014 is the 10th anniversary of Lao Niu Foundation (LNF). From June to August, VA partnered with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to provide strategic planning to help LNF become more focused and impactful.

Key activities

  • Analyzed achievement and challenges of LNF
  • Researched market demand and donation distribution in different areas such as education, environment, healthcare, etc.
  • Benchmarked leading families foundations globally via interview and desktop research, and summarized trends and best practices
  • Provided strategic recommendations and roadmap
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