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Kelly Ong Kelly Ong

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“Inequality is Rising or Staying Extremely High Nearly Everywhere” – the World Inequality Report, 2018. The burgeoning need to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never been more urgent. Countries and changemakers around the world have been rapidly making progress in coming up with innovative solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. However, progress usually stagnates as they are unable to fully integrate into the mainstream government institutions. 

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Adrian Gunadi Adrian Gunadi

As SMEs move into the digital space, women entrepreneurs are the face and consumers at the forefront using the services and products in this space. With women making up nearly a third of borrowers, Investree sees increasing the mix of women entrepreneurs as part of their mission as a company to increase impact – providing solutions for the underserved market.

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Aisha Marzuki Aisha Marzuki

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Yayasan Annisa Swasti, known as Yasanti, was established in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1982 as one of Indonesia’s first non-profit organizations that empowers women through community organizing, education, and financial independence. Focusing on women porters in traditional markets, home-based workers, industry workers, and entrepreneurs, Yasanti has not only supported women to independently manage their finances but also formally recognize home-workers through government decrees.

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Faye Goh Faye Goh

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Java Mountain Coffee is an Indonesian social enterprise committed to empowering women farmers and providing farm fresh sustainably-sourced Indonesian coffee.

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Joy Teo Joy Teo

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Annika Linden Center (ALC) serves as a one stop shop services offering a holistic concept for person with disabilities (PWDs) in Bali. As part of the AVPN SEA summit agenda, the Deal Share team curated an impact visit for delegates to visit 3 ALC supported Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) – Puspadi Bali , Yayasan Peduli Kemanusiaan (YPK), and D’network.

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Prachi Seth Prachi Seth

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Over 8 billion kilograms of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Marine plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental concerns facing the world today. Asia, in particular, has been detrimental to the oceans, with 5 countries – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – generating ~60% of this marine plastic waste leakage.

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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We are drowning in plastics. Unless we change our behavior, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050. Solving this crisis requires us to do more than just banning plastic straws. We need a paradigm shift. We must adopt deep structural changes to our plastic production and consumption patterns in order to move away from the extractive linear model of ‘take, make, use and dispose’ towards a ‘closed-loop’ circular economy – an economy that is intentionally restorative.

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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No one country, group or person can fight climate change solo. Sustainable investing needs an ecosystem where all kinds of capital works together.

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Inclusive Business (IB) is a novel concept in Asia, but highly relevant. Aiming to catalyse social impact in a financially viable way, it provides opportunities for private and public sector players to work alongside communities at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to enable sustainable livelihoods for all.

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Amanda Kee Amanda Kee

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Having a positive impact on the environment, society and government has shown a strong positive relation with your firm’s value, with a 2015 study by Nielsen showing that 66 percent of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods. While most corporates are already engaging in a wide range of sustainability efforts, there are emerging pathways to do more, and more effectively. 

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Sangeetha Watson Sangeetha Watson

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Impact investing is growing in Asia, but identifying investable opportunities that align with your mission as an investor can be trying. The Inclusive Business (IB) sector presents a unique opportunity to address this challenge.

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Faye Goh Faye Goh

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Ecodoe provides a platform for Indonesian creators to access the fast-growing souvenir market. She shares her journey and how conversations with widowed women living at the BoP led her to set up an e-commerce platform that has helped to grow their incomes & many others by over 600%.

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