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Akanksha Rath Akanksha Rath

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As the AVPN 2019 conference was underway, news reports were coming in of over a hundred children dying in Muzaffarnagar, in Bihar, India. Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) was identified as the root cause, with the children showing symptoms of seizures and severe disorientation. Upon investigation, a team from the Indian Medical Association found that malnutrition “contributed substantially” to the epidemic. The numbers are telling – almost 48% of children under five in the state are stunted, which is among the highest in India.

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Lucy Moore Lucy Moore

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It’s hard to imagine a for-profit company that does not incorporate customer feedback into its business model. Whether it’s Apple smoothing out glitches in a software update based on user experience or hotel staff responding to comments posted on TripAdvisor, customer reviews are integral to a company’s success and in turn enhance those customers’ engagement and empowerment.  

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AVPN Deal Share Team AVPN Deal Share Team

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AVPN’s Deal Share Live works hard to deliver high quality pitches and demos from Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs) covering varying markets, geographies and levels of maturity.

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Andrew Milner Andrew Milner

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The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of all on climate change. From the first session, speaker after speaker reminded us that we only have 15 years in which to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before the effects of climate change become irreversible.

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Andrew Milner Andrew Milner

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Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice tends to be the exception rather than the rule.

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Doug Miller

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2002年的时候,我当时在做私募股权的工作,我领着来自9个国家的27位朋友,前往越南扫雷,这是一个慈善募款活动的行程。我们中的一些人开始讨论我们当时资助的项目。我们不仅对我们提出问题所获得的答案不满意,而且强烈地认识到我们的项目缺乏有效性,缺乏透明度,衡量影响力的方法也很差劲。显然,需要做些什么。

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Christina Ameln Christina Ameln

While climate action has historically not been top-of-mind for social investors in Asia, we are seeing more AVPN members increasing the capital available to fight climate change, emphasizing the power of collective efforts.

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Doug Miller

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The biggest mistake we could make is being too narrow-minded. How do we measure success and add value to members by ensuring more capital is directed towards impact?

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Roshini Prakash Roshini Prakash

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Structuring capital for both financial performance and social value creation is critical for Asia to maintain its growth momentum as well as achieve its goals for sustainable development. Singapore can lead the way for social investment in Asia.

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January 8, 2019

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Naina Subberwal Batra Naina Subberwal Batra

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5 years on as AVPN’s CEO – and now, Chairwoman – Naina Subberwal Batra explores lessons learnt and what is still missing in Asia’s ecosystem.

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Angeline Chin Angeline Chin

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia is growing, yet one of the key barriers to successful CSR programmes is the lack of qualified, well-equipped human resources. Find out how organisations with CSR expertise can support the social sector ecosystem by building stakeholder-capacity.

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Pioneering companies and financial institutions have been crucial in promoting sustainable agriculture and forestry investment, yet progress has been slow. USAID Green Invest Asia is taking the lead by working with mid-growth enterprises and linking them with investors to scale up profitable and sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.

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