Pauline Tan is ACSEP research associate and the founder of Soristic (www.soristic.asia), a social impact consultancy with a Southeast Asian focus. She has co-authored several publications, including Innovation in Asian Philanthropy (2013), Landscape of Social Enterprises in Singapore (2014), Philanthropy on the Road to Nationhood in Singapore (2015), Effective Social Incubation (2016), Philanthropic Foundations in Asia: Insights from Singapore, Myanmar and China (2017) and Impact Investing by Foundations in Singapore and Hong Kong (2017).
She also developed the Social Value framework for social enterprises in Singapore as well as conducted monitoring and evaluation for various organisations in Southeast Asia. Between 2012 and 2014, she was responsible for evaluating and shortlisting charities for the Charity Governance Award, a national level competition.
Her research interests are in impact evaluation, financial inclusion, poverty alleviation, markets for the poor, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Prior to joining the social sector, Pauline spent over nine years in the financial industry.
ACSEP aims to advance the understanding and impactful practice of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in Asia. Through high quality research, conceptually-rich educational experiences, and strategic outreach programmes and services, the centre wants to influence thinking and inspire social innovation. ACSEP also organises international symposia, public seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions for industry leaders to share, network and reach out to the community for a more inclusive and equitable future.
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