Big Data at AVPN: Mapping the Social Investment Universe in Asia Using Member Data


Alfred Poon


The Asian social investment scene has attracted a lot of interest globally and regionally, and an ongoing challenge is helping funders identify suitable investees, and vice versa. Currently, there is little transparency on the depth and breadth of the social investors in the Asia ecosystem. In order to glean some insight into the available sources of funding and help to facilitate the social investing process in Asia, AVPN is using data provided by our members to map out the social investors in the region. We used two variables: the stage of development each investor is willing to support and the average amount of each investment, to differentiate the investor universe. This social investment map is a first cut at creating a snapshot of social investors in the region and is in no way static – we are open to feedback / corrections. If your information needs updating or you would like to be included in the mapping, please contact [email protected]

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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

Project Manager

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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