Insights

Kordant Philanthropy Advisors provides high-quality, independent research into trends and issues in the philanthropic sector.

 

Asian Philanthropy Forum
Our blog, Asian Philanthropy Forum, curates the ongoing discussions in the philanthropic sector and highlights leaders and organizations that are working to improve the quality of life and sustainability of Asian communities.

The 2% CSR Clause: New Requirements for Companies in India
Upcoming changes to the 57-year old Companies Act of 1956 will force over 2,500 companies in India to re-think their approach to CSR. What pressures does this place on companies and how can they best respond?

Education in India: An Overview of Challenges and Philanthropic Opportunities
India’s young population and productive workforce are a remarkable asset to the country, but large gaps in the education sector hinder it from realizing the true potential of this gift. Where are the needs and how can donors help?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What Companies Need to Know
FCPA was enacted in response to U.S. corporations bribing foreign government officials. While originally enacted to restore confidence in U.S. businesses acting abroad, the FCPA also applies to charitable contributions, grantmaking intermediaries, and nonprofit organizations.

Grantmaking in China – Common Challenges for International Donors
Many individual and corporate donors are interested in supporting charitable projects in China. Unfortunately, making grants to foreign organizations can be challenging, and China’s unique environment creates an additional layer of complexity to the process. What are some of the challenges and how can grantmakers address them?

Impact Investing: Trends and Outlook in Asia
Interest in impact investments is growing worldwide, with Asia in particular holding great promise for innovation. But who are impact investors and what causes do they support? Which organizations are working in this sector?

Social Enterprises in Asia: An Introductory Guide
Social enterprises are a growing phenomenon in Asia. What are they? How do they function? How do they contribute to social and environmental changes in Asia? What can philanthropists do to support their growth?