AVPN Promotes Venture Philanthropy in China

08 January 2015


Alfred Poon


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AVPN’s executive vice-chairman, Andrew Muirhead, gave a presentation to the SVP China group recently on a trip to Beijing. The gathering included members of SVP Beijing, representatives from the private equity and private banking sector and local foundations, all who were very excited to learn more about venture philanthropy. There was a great buzz to find out the differences with impact investing and the spectrum of possibilities within the social investing world.

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Andrew also spoke to the government officials and GO, NGOs at the China Charity Forum on the new trends in philanthropy in Asia. The crowd was especially excited to find out more on overseas models and how these could be applied and replicated within the Chinese market. AVPN continues to grow our presence in many parts of Asia, including key countries like China. If you would like to know more about our activity and plans for China, please contact


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training


Alfred Poon

Account Director

Alfred Poon is Director of Digital Transformation of AVPN. He is a geek by nature, adman by passion, and holds a Masters in Nonprofit Communications from Indiana University. Alfred spends his time building communications infrastructure that brings people together. Prior to joining AVPN, Alfred has consulted for Social Purpose Organisations in over thirty countries, bringing his unconventional mix of nimble technology to enable data driven communications

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