The AVPN Conference 2014 was highlighted by the Singapore Tourism Board in their advertorial on Singapore’s social sector in the March issue of The Economist.  The article speaks about Singapore as the hub for international organizations to lead social sector initiatives in Asia because of it’s access to a large donor base and established ecosystem.Non-profits have established strong relationships with companies, agencies and industry associations to drive sustainability initiatives support non-profits interested to innovate sustainable operations and financing for the region. The ecosystem includes nonprofit organizations, private banks providing philanthropic services and social finance intermediaries. AVPN was cited as an international social finance intermediary that has chosen to set up an office here, along with Bamboo Finance and IIX.