AVPN 2023 Global Conference | 20 - 22 June 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


We move capital towards impact across Asia

Over 600 members across 33 markets

News & UpdateS

The network effect

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

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AVPN’s Annual Review 2021/22

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Who We Are

We are Asia’s #1 social investor network

We are a network of 600+ members across 33 countries 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.


The AVPN Vision

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.

Impact Communities

Connect to unusual allies with common goals

Afghanistan Relief

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

Youth Opportunities

Afghanistan Relief

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

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.

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

One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Hong Kong 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.


Renowned for its export-oriented technologically intensive economy, Taiwan also has a long tradition of charitable religious giving. In recent years, mainstream investors have started investing in impact-driven enterprises.


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.


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.

Ukraine Relief Effort

Afghanistan Relief

COVID-19 Relief


Members' Experience

What do our members think about AVPN?

I’m really excited to come back to another AVPN convening because there are always really interesting people here and in-depth conversations to be had. There are philanthropists, impact investors, fund managers, academics - so there’s a broad range of people and I always find that we are setting up a lot of opportunities every time we come.

Julia Newton-Howes

CEO at Investing in Women

AVPN is the largest platform and networking organisation for social investment in Asia. It brings together funders, implementers and leading industry bodies in a forum where they can share ideas and contacts and collaborate on various initiatives. Credit Suisse sees this platform as highly beneficial to our regional grant-making and understanding of the regional social investment field.

Liza Green

Head of Corporate Citizenship Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse

By bringing people together for quality conversations, sharing failures, and creating opportunities and an environment to reflect on our work, AVPN has helped to open minds of various stakeholders.

Prachi Windlass

Director at Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Our Starter Pack

Need help getting started?

Here are some directions and links that may help you fulfil your goal today.

Are you currently doing research on the impact space? Uncover the latest insights and perspectives from investors, practitioners, and sector leaders.

Are you looking to join conversations and be plugged into the network to grow your knowledge? Check out our upcoming events!

Are you looking to deepen your expertise and drive social innovation?

Are you from an Impact Organisation? Visit Deal Share Platform and list your project!

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