SVP Tokyo is a dual-mission organization that focuses on both our Investees and Partners. We seek to catalyze significant, long-term social innovation through:
・ Investees’ fulfillment of their mission: SVP Tokyo helps Investees strengthen the organizational capacity to more effectively achieve positive social change.
・ Partners’ development as a philanthropist: Partners gain rich insights into community issues and grow as an engaged, informed and inspired philanthropists through the experience of collaboration with Investees.
How SVP Investment Works
Individuals who are registered as ‘Partners’ will select investees in which they will invest both their time and money. The Investees are selected based on the following criteria:
・ Are entrepreneurial in spirit.
・ Have a workable, effective and sustainable approach to accomplish change.
・ Have broad appeal to people, and attract resources.
・ Address the root causes of problems to bring about lasting social impact, and desire to expand, replicate, or otherwise leverage programs that have proven results.
Achievements & Activities of Social Venture Partners Tokyo
SVP Tokyo periodically hold “Network Meetings” which bring individuals with passion and solutions to solve social issues together. Open to anyone beyond existing Partners and Grantees, this is a great opportunity for future partners and grantees to find one another, as well as letting the wider Japanese society understand and engage with the concept of social entrepreneurship. Held about 5 times a year, as of July 2011, more than 50 meetings have been convened with more than 200 speakers and thousands of participants from various fields.
At SVP Tokyo, we believe that the success lies in the nurturing of the Partner’s potential as philanthropists. Therefore various training opportunities have been organized to equip them with the necessary tools. These include:
・ Social Media Training
・ Non-profit organization management training (organized by NPO Public Resource Centre)
・ ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ Course
Since September 2009, UBS has been an important supporter for SVP Tokyo.