AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Event: Understanding Impact Principles & Measurement

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Nama Foundation, Level 13, Menara Tokio Marine Life, No. 189, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur



Date & time

28 March 2019



28 March 2019


About this event

As impact investing moves mainstream, an increasing number of investors are entering the growing impact investing market. Impact investing challenges the traditional views that social and environmental issues should be addressed only by philanthropy, while market investments should focus exclusively on achieving financial returns. Research has shown that the impact investing market is able to offer viable opportunities to address social as well as environmental concerns that could also produce financial returns.

There is a growing movement of various guidance and frameworks to measure and report one’s social impact to ensure transparency and accountability. Unlike traditional investments, the approach to impact measurement will vary based on each investor’s objectives, capacities, and goals.

In this session, we will be introduced to the impact measurement frameworks that have been deployed for the financial sector to consider when planning impact investment strategies.

Key takeaways:

  • Discuss the key findings from the recently published IFC report: Operating Principles for Impact Measurement.
  • Introduce a framework for impact measurement based on the Impact Measurement Project (IMP).
  • Analyze case studies of how AVPN members/partners have used impact measurement frameworks.

Join us and learn how impact measurement can help you to
move from traditional philanthropy to social investments!


Patsian Low
Director, Asia Policy Forum, AVPN

Patsian brings with her over 20 years of work experience from private and civic sectors, crossing the fields of social finance, social entrepreneurship, impact philanthropy and non-profit leadership. She is committed to building APF into a platform for Asia’s policymakers to identify how they can build stronger social impact funding ecosystems.

Prior to AVPN, Patsian was a Senior Vice President at DBS Bank, where she was head of DBS Foundation and CSR, leading their work in championing social entrepreneurship. Prior to that, Patsian was the Director of the Philanthropy division in Singapore’s National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), which promotes and engages philanthropy from different donor sectors. Patsian had previously started her own social incubation business, after she left a 14-year banking career spanning New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Kosei Terami
Senior Client Relations Manager, IFC Asset Management Company

Kosei joined IFC Asset Management Company (AMC) in 2014 after 9 years at International Finance Corporation (IFC) as Deputy Representative in Tokyo and Investment Officer at Private Equity and Investment Funds Department in Washington DC. Previously, Kosei worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Sumitomo Bank (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) in New York, Osaka and Tokyo.  He holds a LLB from Kyoto University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.


With over 500 members across 34 countries, AVPN is the largest philanthropy and social investment network based in Singapore. We have footprints in 12 markets across Asia, developing our members along the continuum of capital, and building the ecosystem for social investments.

We are an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across sectors to improve the effectiveness of our members in deploying capital to address social issues.

AMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of IFC, mobilizes and manages capital to invest in businesses in developing and frontier markets. Created in 2009, AMC provides leading institutional investors with unique access to IFC’s emerging markets investment pipeline and investment expertise, while providing positive development impact in the countries in which it invests. AMC funds’ investors include sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and development-finance institutions. It has raised approximately $10 billion across 13 investment funds covering equity, debt, and fund-of-fund products. For more information, visit www.ifcamc.org

Venue Partner

Nama Foundation

NAMA Foundation is an international grant provider organisation incorporated in 2004 under the Companies Act 1965 (Malaysia) as a non-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee, with its main focus to empower education sector and capacity building of third sector i.e. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in our countries of concentration around the globe, which include but not limited to Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Palestine and Lebanon.

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