AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


[Cover Article] Addressing Climate Intersectionality in India

A multi-dimensional approach toward poverty alleviation, livelihoods and agriculture India has made carbon reduction commitments which will cost $4.5 trillion approx. to implement[1], yet only a fraction of philanthropic giving in the country (2% of a $9 billion market in 2019) is directed at climate action[2]. While government budgets and priorities are beginning to align with […]

[Cover Article] Empowering Sustainable Energy Solutions and Infrastructure in India

Case Study Series 3    Energy and Infrastructure An average person in India used some 1,250 kWh of electricity last year,[1] or one-tenth the average in the United States.[2] Annual carbon emissions, at 1.5 tonnes per person,[3] are less than a quarter of the average in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).[4] Yet […]

[Cover Article] Understanding Healthcare and Education in India

Case Study Series 2    Healthcare and Education There is growing recognition of the impacts of climate change on medical and personal healthcare services and products, and of the intersections between the health of humans and ecosystems. As India is still critically underresourced in its healthcare provision[1], climate action is focused at these intersections in […]

Affordable Solar Energy Sources for Low-Income Farmers

Oorja Development Solutions Limited Almost 90% of India’s farmers work on small or marginal sized farms on which they produce over half the country’s food. Facing high input costs and difficulty achieving economies of scale, their crop yields and profits have remained below potential. More importantly, these farmers are locked out of accessing cost-effective solar […]

Catalytic Capital Investment in Asia: Artha Impact

This case study is part of AVPN Catalytic Capital in Asia research, which explores how catalytic capital has been deployed in different parts of Asia. Catalytic Capital in Asia Artha Impact Structure: Dedicated advisor to single family office with focus on impact investment Year established: 2006 Market-based in: Switzerland Market active in: India Key Impact […]

Catalytic Capital Investor in Asia: Merry Year Social Company

This case study is part of AVPN Catalytic Capital in Asia research, which explores how catalytic capital has been deployed in different parts of Asia. Catalytic Capital in Asia Structure: Private investment company, with incubator and consulting arm Year established: 2011 Market based in: South Korea Market(s) active in: Asia and Africa Key Impact Areas: […]

Catalytic Capital Investor in Asia: Tripple

This case study is part of AVPN Catalytic Capital in Asia research, which explores how catalytic capital has been deployed in different parts of Asia. Catalytic Capital in Asia Structure: Private investment company Year established: 2018 Market-based in: Australia Market active in: Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe Key Impact Areas: Alternative energy, gender […]

Climate Proofing Livelihoods – Enhancing the Hills of Himachal Pradesh

Ambuja Cement Foundation The Daseran watershed in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh has a steep terrain, where people grow crops on small patches of land and often on slopes. The annual rainfall is high and erratic, and farmers here face serious problems with fertile topsoil erosion, carrying significant ecological and economic impacts through the […]

Climate Sensitive Treatment Plants in Cities of Maharashtra, India

Center for Water and Sanitation, CRDF, CEPT University, Ahmedabad The Center for Water and Sanitation has been supporting small and medium cities in Maharashtra, namely Wai, Sinnar, Satara, and Karad, in improving their sanitation services through climate adaptive and mitigative actions. The level of sanitation provision differs greatly in these cities, from fully sewered cities […]

Climate-Smart Rice Cultivation Systems

Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Rice is one of the most important food crops globally and in India, the second largest rice-producing country after China with over 45 million hectares under cultivation. Rice production in India faces a number of challenges, from the plummeting water table and unsuitable soils to soaring input prices for farmers. The changing […]

Community Rainwater Harvesting for Water Resilience

Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence The city of Agra is running out of groundwater. As the main river, Yamuna, is contaminated and untreatable, people’s access to clean water is limited and impoverished people have been disproportionately affected. The scarcity of clean water causes health problems, hinders formal education and productivity, and perpetuates poverty. Women […]


Dasra developed a robust, continuous IA framework using Balanced Scorecard with IRIS and other indicators.

Decentralised Renewable Energy for India’s Farmers

SwitchON Foundation Our foundation works on issues of global importance and the local issues of poor and marginalised farmers in rural and Indigenous communities. We are dedicated to strengthening the nexus of energy, water and agriculture in India by starting innovative projects and incubating successful ventures in renewable energy access, agrarian and allied livelihoods, skilling, […]

Epic Foundation

Epic advocates for working across silos and actively leverages the insights of partner organisations to look for additionality and complementarity.

Factory Efficiency for Climate, Health and Productivity Gains

Good Business Lab Rapid climate change and global warming have highlighted the importance of thinking through and adopting technologies and strategies for mitigation. Businesses are key to world environmental outcomes, and to mitigating adverse effects for workers. Climate induced loss in labour productivity and the growing cost of production with growing energy and fuel demand […]

Farmer Producer Organisation: Empowering Climate-Smart Agriculture

SwitchON Foundation Agriculture workers are 55% of all workers in India, where 58% of rural households work in agriculture. Small and marginal farmers (with less than two hectares of land) account for 86% of all farmers in the country, but they own just 47% of cropped land and are generally excluded from modern market arrangements […]

From Butchery Chicken Waste to Fabrics: Upcycling Opportunities

Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited is an innovative social enterprise established in 2017 that aims to transform the lives of tribal women in India through sustainable development. Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited has developed a new natural wool-like fibre by up-cycling feathers of chicken butchery waste. These feathers, spun into […]

Green Monday movement – one mission, many ventures

Most organisations hold more than one investment engagement and invest in multiple organisations. Portfolio management entails developing a diversified investment strategy with various investment vehicles that achieve the overall social and/or financial mission of the social investor. Some considerations for funders would be about what kind of organisations are added to the portfolio (pre-engagement), how […]

Greening Sanitary Care for Women

Padcare Labs Private Limited Menstrual management is an underserved space in climate action and health. Thus, PadCare aims to serve as a hygiene management solution that completes the loop of the menstrual hygiene economy by generating harmless, recyclable output out of soiled pads. We seek to bring about positive and significant changes in the sanitary […]

Hydroponics as A Solution to Variable Weathers: Developing Sustainable Fodder Supplies

Hydrogreens Agri Solutions There is an estimated 40% shortage of green fodder (260 Million tons) that is affecting 70 million farmers involved in livestock farming in India – 70% of the farmers are women. Moreover, the production loss in dairy animals amongst high milch animal density regions of India is computing an estimated loss of […]

Integrating Technology in Agriculture: Drone-Based Crop Advisory (CropAssure)

Bharat Rohan India loses $500 billion worth of crops to pest attacks and disease outbreaks every year, and  farmers now use 3.5 times more fertilisers and pesticides than in 1970. The lack of data for monitoring and traceability of crop production has resulted in a lack of support systems that incentivise farmers on sustainable crop […]