New strategic partnership with the China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum


Patricia Chu



AVPN is proud to announce its new strategic partnership with the China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum (CSESIF). This partnership will help to augment the resources and activities to support and develop the social investment space in China.

CSESIF was jointly initiated in 2014 by Mr. Xu Yongguang, President of Narada Foundation and Mr. Zheng Weining, President of Canyou Group as a membership based network dedicated to the development of the social enterprise and social investment sector in China.

The forum has 17 founding members including Dunhe Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation, More Love Foundation, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation, and Yifang Foundation.

CSESIF’s main goals are to facilitate cross-border communication and collaboration; promote the growth of social enterprises and the social investment industry, and build up a favorable external environment for the industry.

As part of this partnership, AVPN and CSESIF will mutually offer each other’s members a 20% membership discount; will support each other’s conference; will share resources and collaborate in various joint projects. To enjoy this benefit, please state the AVPN/CSESIF relationship during your application.

CSESIF will be having its inaugural annual conference on June 18th-19th in Shenzhen, China. The conference is expected to be attended by more than 500 participants including foundations, corporates, investors, social entrepreneurs, non-profits and media.

AVPN members will be able to enjoy 30% off the ticket prices at RMB909 (standard price of RMB1,299)! Please use the following link to purchase conference tickets.



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


Patricia Chu

Patti is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Mana Impact. She is responsible for strategy, deal sourcing and evaluation, project design and management. An experienced cross-disciplinary professional with a background rooted in economics and finance, her sectors of expertise include access to finance, education and clean energy. Patti’s prior experience spans across various types of organizations, including financial institutions, foundations, corporations and non-profits, which have provided her with a unique ability to understand and navigate multiple stakeholder partnerships successfully. Her past employers include the World Bank, Citigroup and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. ​ Patti is a native of Argentina and has working experience in Latin America, the United States, Asia and Europe – and is a Permanent resident of Singapore. She has a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a M.A. in International Development and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She speaks Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Danish.

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