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AVPN-IBAN-AVPA Webinar: Inclusive Business – Engaging the Power of Capital to Create Sustainable Livelihoods

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)




Online and Singapore

Date & time

24 October 2019



24 October 2019


About this event

Inclusive Business Webinar

Engaging the Power of Capital to Create Sustainable Livelihoods

Lessons from South-East Asia

Thursday 24 October 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EAT)
9:00 am – 10:00 am (WAT)

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According to the International Labour Office, nearly eight out of ten employed persons in Sub-Saharan Africa were in vulnerable forms of employment in 2015; 413 million were living on less than US$1.90. For decades, these individuals at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) have been perceived by entrepreneurs and philanthropists across Africa and the globe as silent economic victims, passive recipients of charity and undiscerning consumers.

A paradigm shift is now afoot. In August 2019, Palladium announced a US$ 40 million impact fund for SMEs in agribusiness or off-grid clean energy setting the stage for a new wave of next-generation business and investment models that aim to create significant social change and provide real opportunities for the BoP. These Inclusive Businesses are companies which deliberately include poor and marginalised populations as suppliers, service providers and consumers. They are single-minded in their efforts to drive both commercial viability and sustainable development.

In this webinar, hear from two successful Inclusive Businesses from Asia and learn more about how Inclusive Business, supported by robust policy, can unlock access to both financial and non-financial resources (e.g. technical assistance, mentorship, capacity building resources and pro bono legal advice) and expand opportunities for positive social impact.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn how implementing inclusive business policy in the Philippines and Indonesia has impacted the space
  2. Gain insights into how to effectively engage partners to maximise resources for greater impact and profit
  3. Learn about the impact Inclusive Business can have in driving sustainable livelihoods

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Sabrina Mustopo
Founder and CEO, Krakakoa

Sabrina Mustopo was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. She spent 6 years consulting mainly to governments on agriculture, sustainability and economic development topics. Her passion for her home country, Indonesia, and agriculture development and lead her to find Krakakoa. She believes in the power of the private sector to create sustainable and meaningful change, and the need for Indonesia to invest in downstream industries.

Joanna la’O
Senior Program Manager, Jollibee Group Foundation

Joanna la’O is a Senior Program Manager of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), the social responsibility arm of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) which operates the largest food service network in the Philippines. She manages the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program (FEP) which aims to help smallholder farmers improve their income by linking them to institutional buyers like JFC. Concurrent with her post in Jollibee, she served as the Program Director for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in 2015, curating a 3-day top level gathering of CEOs and state leaders in the Asia-Pacific.


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