Surge Summer Issue 2014

Our summer newsletter is finally here, and in this issue, we look at how the social enterprise sector can make a change for the better. In our cover story, we look at the convergence of big data and social enterprise, and what it will mean for the future of the social innovation sector. What does big data mean for scaling up, privacy, financing, and social impact measurement? 
We also look at how venture philanthropy conferences can be more inclusive for struggling entrepreneurs, how aspiring engineers can make a difference in the non-profit sector, and how hiring managers at social enterprises can make better hiring choices. We also profile social enterprises in Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia. 
Click the link below to read our magazine on, or download our issue from the attached file. 
Don’t hesitate, read Surge’s summer issue now! 


Surge Newsletter Summer 2014


Spring Issue 2014

Our long-awaited Spring 2014 Issue is finally here! In this issue, we look at the role of collaboration in the social innovation sector, and the importance of cooperation mechanisms in developing a healthy ecosystem. We also have included our December roundtable communique for our readers to review.

Read our newsletter for more information! We hope you enjoy it.

Surge Newsletter Spring 2014

Social Impact Measurement Communique

On December 11th, 2013, Surge hosted a roundtable on social impact metrics. Hosted by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, the event was attended by leaders from the private, non-profit, social enterprise, government, and social catalyst organizations. The event published a communique, with a set of first principles to govern the formation of meaningful, comparative, and locally adjusted social impact metrics for use in Taiwan. The list will serve as a starting point for a task force of industry experts that will be facilitated by Surge.








Remi Kanji Writes on East and Southeast Asia Impact Investing Forum for

Dear SIRG Readers,

One of our team members, Remi Kanji, recently wrote on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Impact Investing Forum on East and Southeast Asia, which took place in Hong Kong. To hear about the experience and the state of impact investing in Asia, head to for more information!

The piece will also be featured in our upcoming newsletter, which will be published this week.

SIRG White Papers Released

SIRG would like to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to the first SIRG Symposium 2013! The White Papers from our symposium have just been released – if you didn’t get your via email, feel free to download them here SIRG Whitepapers – 2013 Symposium. As always, we look forward to your feedback!




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How Taiwan and Hong Kong can become Asia’s social innovation hubs

In case you missed Wendy Pan’s article in the Guardian, click through to learn more! As always, SIRG is happy to answer any questions you might have – email us at to learn more about us, publish with us, subscribe to our newsletter, or learn about our upcoming conference!

SIRG column in SE Buzz

Hey Guys!

Just to update you all, SIRG has a column in SE buzz. We haven’t been linking our articles to our site as often as we should, so here they are! Feel free to comment below or share your feedback at!

– The SIRG Team

Garden of Hope – From Charity to Social Enterprise  by Remi Kanji

Social Innovation in South Korea with the Hope Institute  by Wendy Pan

Big Data means Big Potential for Taiwanese Social Entrepreneurs  by Remi Kanji