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Notes from the Field: Asia Training Tour, Social Investing in the Philippines >

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Following the PPI Data Analysis training, Mary Jo Kochendorfer and Cris Lomboy joined other discussion leaders at a Social Investing Workshop. Their panel, Opportunities and Challenges in Social Investment, focused on shared experiences among MFIs and technical assistance providers in promoting social performance. The panel examined the role of social investment as an incentive for increasing social performance activities among organizations. Panelists also discussed the role of technical service providers in catalyzing, guiding and providing resources to strengthen organizations’ social performance capacity.

Panel Discussion and Q&A on the role of Social Investors.

In the open discussion social investors talked about their history, the reasons behind their existence, the main difficulties they have faced, their achievements, the remaining challenges they have identified, their current partnerships with MFIs, and their opinions on the future of social investment.

 Download the PLC Social Investment Panel Discussion Guide