AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


We move capital towards impact across Asia

Over 600 members across 33 markets

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The network effect

Most recent developments, projects, knowledge, and activities from around the network.

Who We Are

We are Asia’s #1 social investor network

We are a network of 600+ members across 33 markets that is increasing the flow of financial, human, and intellectual capital from around the world into the social sector in Asia. We believe our strength comes from the diversity of our members and partners. They have shown time and again their commitment to connecting across diverse sectors and geographies to move capital towards impact together.

How we do it

AVPN helps you to move capital towards impact

We are action-oriented. That means we find social investment opportunities in Asia that will drive the global social impact agenda forward and explore how to effectively move capital to where it is needed most.

Where we do it

Explore the social investment landscape across Asia

Click on a market to find out what the AVPN social investor community in that market is doing. About 20% of our members are also headquartered outside Asia, but are active across Asia in collaboration with Asian partners.

Our Markets

Explore the social investment landscape across Asia

Click on a market to understand more about its social investment landscape and the market opportunities to drive impact.

Global Markets

The Pan-Asia Market members comprise foundations, family offices, impact funds, corporations and intermediaries that are headquartered outside the region, but invest and work extensively across Asia-Pacific.


One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Australia has a long-standing giving culture. Local grant-makers are leading the movement towards long-term strategic philanthropy.


Two decades of strong economic growth have propelled Cambodia towards attaining lower-middle-income status in 2015. Diversification of the economy and improvement of basic social services including education and healthcare are key to achieve sustainable development.

Hong Kong SAR China

One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Hong Kong SAR China is a significant gateway for international capital and has a long-standing giving culture. Local mega grant-makers are leading the movement towards long-term strategic philanthropy.


Impressive growth in recent years is propelling Indonesia to the 7th largest economy in the world by 2030. The country’s rich tradition of religious giving and young and entrepreneurial demographic provide a strong foundation for social investment.


The island nation of Japan has the most developed economy in Asia. Private foundations set up by businesses and high net worth individuals have a rich tradition of grant-making, while some corporates have gone beyond philanthropy to establish funds investing in impact-driven enterprises.

Mainland China

A developing market and the 2nd largest economy of the world, China is emphasizing responsible business and investment to build a society of mutual prosperity.


Malaysia’s drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market.


The amazing story of Myanmar is that despite great political turmoil (a nascent but unstable democracy) their economy is among the fastest growing in the world.


With GDP growth rates hovering around 6.9%-7%, the Philippines is one of the top performers in Asia.


Singapore has a very robust and vibrant social investment ecosystem.

South Asia

Over the past decade, wealth in South Asia has grown dramatically and with it comes more sophisticated and engaged philanthropists and social investors. This group is tackling many of the economic inequalities still challenging the country through market-based approaches.

South Korea

After several decades of demonstrating rapid economic growth, South Korea is now sprouting demand for sustainable investing.


An upper-middle income country, Thailand has embarked on a reform programme towards achieving a high-income status. Significant government support for the social economy could become a driving force behind this effort.


Vietnam has become a destination of choice for global manufacturing firms. The country's high net worth individual population grew by 148% between 2007-2013, making it the fastest growing wealth market among the world's top 100 economies.

Impact Communities

Connect to unusual allies with common goals

Afghanistan Relief

Asian Youth for Impact

Climate Action

Corporate Social Impact

COVID-19 Relief

Early Childhood Care and Education

Expert Collective

Gender Platform

India Policy Leadership Lab


Primary Healthcare

Private Wealth Hub

Ukraine Relief Effort

Women Entrepreneurship in India


Humanitarian relief efforts

Opportunities to support the ongoing humanitarian work of our members across the region.

If we cannot be at the vanguard, we must stand at the backs of those who are there with practical solidarity.

Members' Experience

What do our members think about AVPN?

Hello! I am Dolon Ganguly, Chief Functionary of Azad Foundation. In India, decline in women’s labour force participation has been a challenge for last several decades. Data shows, the female labour force participation for women ages 15+ years has declined from 37% (2006) to 19% (2021). Under this context, AVPN’s support will help Azad to deepen its impact by continuing to bringing marginalised women in non-traditional livelihoods (NTL) and to work with men and women change agents to challenge gender division of labour at home and in public spaces. These women entering decent jobs as chauffeurs or riders would have control over financial resources, greater decision making capacity in families and communities, freedom of mobility and would be able to lessen their burden of unpaid care work and lead violence-free lives. It will also support Azad’s efforts in advocating with the state towards building gender-inclusive infrastructures in public places. APVN’s support will enable Azad to create impact in national and global policy-forums through influencing policies around women and work with a focus on NTL for women. It will also enable Azad to build the capacity and leadership skills of its staff members and ensure their well-being. We are grateful to AVPN for the possibilities that such a partnership brings in terms of scaling up the impact of our work.
Dolon Ganguly

Chief Functionary, Azad Foundation

In Cambodia, women from underdeveloped regions are economically marginalized due to poverty, gender inequality, and low capacity to resist economic shocks. Our work globally shows that poverty is a primary driver that makes women vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. Women need sustainable access to income-generating activities, skills development, and a robust network of safe employment opportunities. Communities need counseling, access to markets and support with sustainable micro-enterprises. AVPN's generous funding will support Nomi Network in refining and enhancing our deeply engaging Cambodia Women's Workforce Development Program to reach more women to provide social, emotional, and economic empowerment. AVPN's support will continue to allow us to be a learning organization, build our capacity from within Cambodia and strengthen the Network of local partnerships. Thank you AVPN for trusting in us to achieve our vision to empower women to rewrite the narratives for future generations and steps towards preventing trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable women.
Ishrat Jahan

Director of International Programs, Nomi Network

We are grateful to the Asia Gender Equality Fund, they will assist to facilitate training to women farmers’ association members on cropping, harvesting and markets, enable them to manage revolving funds, assist to prepare bankable documents, educate them on on-line transactions and linking them with banks and markets. In Bangladesh, due to climate change induced salinity, women farmers are being expelled from their traditional cropping and fishing, becoming more vulnerable to poverty and violence. We, Badabon Sangho is women’s rights and women-led organisation, mobilizing and organising those women in the women farmers’ cooperative association. It is a group-based approach and its members play strong roles not only women’s income generation but also to face abuse, sexual violence, hate speech and stigma. With support of the Asia Gender Equality Fund, we will be able to support 6,200 women throughout three years and members will receive training, coaching to be entrepreneurs, have access to bank and online transactions. Evidence of this financial resilience and gender equality model would be documented and shared for further advocacy.
Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho

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