How is Philanthropy Changing in the COVID Era?


COVID-19 continues to reshape our world, while magnifying the cracks in the systems of health care, education, housing and poverty across the globe.

At a time of so much suffering and disruption, philanthropy plays a critical role in supporting those that are most marginalized and most vulnerable, from gender-based violence at home to families facing food insecurity.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society will be felt for years - likely decades - to come, but one question remains; what is the impact of COVID on philanthropy, and what are the implications for businesses, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the philanthropic sector?

Join us on 5th December for a discussion around how philanthropy has changed in the face of COVID and the trends and opportunities on the road ahead, hosted by Social Venture Partners International and Social Innovation Japan.


Speakers / Panel

Sudha Nandagopal
Chief Executive Officer, Social Venture Partners International

Sudha is a strategist, and movement builder focused on democratizing systems of power. Sudha has led systems changing initiatives for social, environmental, and racial justice across sectors, including government, nonprofits, and philanthropy. Through her work she has built expertise in stakeholder engagement, collaborative problem solving, and power building with communities. As CEO, Sudha cultivates and expands a global philanthropic network of 3500+ changemakers to catalyze more resources to systemic change, and to listen to and provide communities what they need most. Puget Sound Business Journal recognized Sudha as one of the region’s “40 under 40.”


Kenji Hosokawa
Partner, SVP Tokyo

Kenji is a Tokyo-based corporate attorney, venture philanthropist and social entrepreneur. In addition to being a partner with a U.S. law firm, since 2015, he has been a member of Social Venture Partners Tokyo, or SVP Tokyo, a network of engaged philanthropists that aims to accelerate social entrepreneurship in Japan. Over the years, he has provided pro bono legal assistance to a wide range of organizations, and he is currently on the boards of several organizations, including SVP International. One of Kenji’s strong interests is to put the Japanese social entrepreneurial scene on the global map.

Date/Time: 5 Dec, 10:30-11:30 (online zoom call will open 10:20 for a timely start at 10:30!)

Tickets/Registration: This event will be hosted online on Zoom. We will send the link to those who have registered the day before the event!

Language: English

10:20   'Doors' (online room!) Open
10:30   Start / Speaker Intros
10:35   Keynote Sudha Nandagopal
11:05   Panel Discussion, including Q&A
11:30   Close

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About Social Innovation Japan:
Social Innovation Japan is a community of problem-solvers, thinkers, and doers. We provide a platform for people to engage with and learn from industry leaders who are tackling social and environmental issues, and connect with like-minded people from different backgrounds. We aim to build Japan's largest and most diverse platform of change makers, connecting people with opportunities and resources to tackle real-world problems: www.socialinnovationjapan.com

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