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Kelly Ong Kelly Ong

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the lives of millions around the world with several countries already experiencing a second wave of infections, what started out as a health crisis has not only unearthed fundamental gaps in social protections systems, but also set back global economies.

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Regina Rossmann Regina Rossmann

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Advancing gender equality is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To improve women and girls’ access to, and control over, resources and capital, money must move towards projects that integrate gender comprehensively – from design to delivery and assessment.

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Prachi Seth Prachi Seth

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While the pandemic has resulted in disruptions and uncertainty in the market, asset owners, fund managers and impact investors have remained active. Many have undertaken fundraising and investment in a more climate-aware portfolio.

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Gandhar Desai Gandhar Desai

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Nutrition is a massively underfunded global social and health issue. In contrast to the over USD 500 billion spent per year on fossil fuel subsidies, the funders spend only about USD 3.9 billion annually on efforts to reduce malnutrition. In 2016, the World Bank estimated that governments and donors needed to spend an additional USD 7 billion annually for the next 10 years over the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025)[1] to meet targets set by the World Health Assembly, a goal that remains unrealised. The scarcity of funding for nutrition is puzzling given its high social return on investment. Every USD 1 spent on basic nutrition gives back an estimated USD 16 to the local economy, comparable to investments in health, irrigation, and roads.

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Kai Ming Lai Kai Ming Lai

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With the rise of impact investing in recent years, many high net worth individuals are increasingly aware of the pressing demand for impact investing capital to alleviate social issues.This has led to the surge in family offices and angel investing to cater to the demand. However, family offices and angel investors often face teething issues when starting out. 

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Grace Lim Grace Lim

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Investors’ interest in sustainable finance has reached a fever pitch, with the impact investing sector doubling in size over the last 2 years, according to Global Impact Investing Network’s 2019 Report on Sizing the Impact Investing Market. As sustainable finance moves from niche to mainstream markets, it has piqued the interests of MNCs, while policymakers see an opportunity to make greater reforms to harness the financial sector’s power in unlocking the potential of sustainable finance in building a more climate-resilient future.

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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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Shuyin Tang Shuyin Tang

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At the end of the day, I believe we all share the same underlying goal of gender equality, and while it’s easy to get distracted by all the details, it’s important to remind ourselves of that!

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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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