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Leveraging on myHarapan’s
established networks of leading
social organisations from around the
world to gain public exposure and
the foundation’s grassroots level
outreach in Malaysia.
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Enjoying a high degree of investment
accountability, both pre- and
post-funding, based on myHarapan’s
strict reporting methodology.
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Obtaining a tangible reflection of
impact achievements in interest
areas, through project reports that
follow internationally accepted


Hassan Alsagoff

Hassan Alsagoff

CEO, Mountain Partners Malaysia

Hassan is the Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Partners Malaysia, a startup incubator and company builder with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to this, he was


Alan Lim

Alan Lim

Principal Adviser, Nexea Angels

Alan is the Principal Advisor for Nexea Angels, a venture building company based in Malaysia. An entrepreneur by heart, Alan co-founded a market intelligence agency Pacific Forum





SEV sources eligible
social entrepreneurs in
target sectors identified
by Funder, vets through
them and conducts
thorough due diligence.


Selected applications
are passed to Funder
for separate
assessment and


SEV and Funder make
combined investment
outlays in selected
social enterprises via
myHarapan in order for
Investor to enjoy tax


Post-investment, SEV
actively monitors
sponsored social
enterprises and
shares impact
achievements with
Funder periodically.



SEV identifies and
assesses social
entrepreneurs of
interest to Funder.


Funder engages selected
social projects by
providing relevant
mentorship programmes,
knowledge sharing
sessions, employee
volunteering, or other


Social impact milestones
achieved by chosen
social enterprises under
SEV’s guidance are
presented to Funder in a
ready reportable format.

Social Inspiration

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Since 2015, Foodabox has been working to spread an eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene and plastic packaging, making it more affordable and accessible for food operators via food box advertising. The startup has gained traction since.

   Sep 26, 2017 Read more

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1L Car Wash

As a social enterprise, 1L Car Wash also aims to reduce rising youth unemployment. We offer fair paying employment and train youth from underprivileged backgrounds to be auto-detailers, empowering them with essential life as well as entrepreneurial skills.

   Sep 26, 2017 Read more

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Blubear is a successful social business that designs and produces reusable menstrual cloth pads. Its mission is to improve the wellbeing of women in communities across Malaysia by building awareness campaigns and addressing social, health, economic, educational and cultural issues.

   Nov 02, 2016 Read more

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Technology to enable quality education in poor communities

Zaya Learning Labs is a social enterprise that has developed tools schools can use through a tablet or other WiFi enabled devices. They provide interactive class material and videos which focus on Maths, Science and English and target students up to the fifth grade.

   Sep 26, 2017 Read more


Fighting poverty. Through outsourcing.

Giving jobs to people living in slums was the challenge Leila Janah set out to solve when she created Samasource in 2008. She established a principle of “Impact Outsourcing”, a way of giving basic training and work to people living in slums and thus integrating them into the mainstream economy.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more

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Using technological connectivity for safety

Prysmex is a startup that was founded by three Mexican students trying to create a more efficient way for managers to monitor the safety of their employees working on the ground. They have designed intelligent industrial wearables that are able to detect many environmental variables and are connected to a web platform for information monitoring.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more

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Yum! Brands: How to enable persons with disabilities

Yum! Brands, Inc. advocates diversity and inclusion and is thus engaged in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Specifically, over the past several years, the group has opened a number of specially-abled restaurants within its KFC chain. These restaurants are operated almost exclusively by the hearing impaired or blind staff.

   Apr 03, 2017 Read more

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LinkedIn: How to keep employees happy, the social way

“inDays” have been LinkedIn’s way of giving back to its people since 2010. Every month, the company proposes a theme with suggested activities, which the employees can either decide to participate in or alternatively take on personal projects.

   Mar 28, 2017 Read more


Whole Foods Market: How to encourage local

Whole Foods Market is a chain of stores selling natural and organic food in North America and the UK since 1980. The company emphasises its dedication to selling high quality products but also shares other values such as local community empowerment, respect for the environment and promoting healthy eating habits through education.

   Mar 02, 2017 Read more