Helping BPI design a community immersion program

In late 2016 regular ABV volunteers, Earl Dacanay, Mark Greenshields, Matt Stone and Dante Tagle spent a busy several weeks on the Philippine island of Negros working alongside Bank of the Philippine Islands employees as part of a corporate community engagement...
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International Day of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The United Nations has designated 27 June 2017 as the first International Day for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises! For ABV this is fantastic news as building the capacities of small business has been what we have been doing for more than 35 years. It’s clear that...
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Empowering Cambodian women to build their businesses

Above Lot 369 café in the rapidly developing neighbourhood around Phnom Penh’s Russian Market is a small social enterprise with some big ideas for the women of Cambodia. SHE (Support Her Enterprise) Investments was set up a couple of years ago by two young Aussies,...
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Benefiting the community while contributing to a social licence to operate

In February 2017, Nick Gorshenin and Shane Wise flew to the Indonesian island of Halmahera to conduct a scoping project associated with PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals’ Gosowong gold operation. PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals (NHM) is an Indonesian company majority owned by...
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Analysis of Australian Business Volunteers’ Theory of Change

ABV recently undertook an in-depth evaluation of assignments at six host organisations in three countries. This evaluation resulted in a report documenting long-term organisational and community outcomes to which international volunteering assignments have...
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Contributing to a fair-trade business’s sustainability

Craft Beauty staff are in no doubt about the impact four Australian volunteer assignments have had on their organisation. From the use of Photoshop, to more focus on team-work, to the use of the design cycle for planning and improvement, the staff can list many...
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Assisting small business in rural Philippines

Roscini Eugenio beams as she shows the building extension which has doubled the size of her bakery and grocery shop in Roxas on the Philippines island of Mindoro. “Dante’s ideas and the skills he taught us were really important in making our business grow” she says....
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Our Volunteers

We achieve our mission by using expert volunteers to transfer business skills. Our volunteers are experienced business professionals, typically mid career or in early retirement who undertake short term projects across Asia and the Pacific regions…

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Our Partners

For those organisations seeking a partner in the Asia Pacific region, ABV offers a complete value chain approach to inclusive economic growth in developing communities. ABV collaborates with our partners to create effective…

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Our Impact

ABV ensures all our assignments and programs are achieving impact through the application of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework. ABV’s MERI Framework provides ABV with a road map to achieve our mission and a robust approach to…

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