AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Impact Frontiers Asia info session

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)



Date & time

30 March 2021



30 March 2021


About this event

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The Impact Frontiers Asia program is a 15-month consultative journey that will help asset owners and managers integrate impact into their investment practice.

The Impact Frontiers Asia program supports investors to build new capabilities to manage impact and integrate impact into their investment practices. Through confidential structured meetings, cohort members experiment with new approaches, share their tools and experiences, learn from peers, benefit from thought partnership and advance the state of impact management practice in the sector. It’s been designed for asset managers of all asset classes and for asset owners such as family offices, foundations and endowments.

Through working with the Impact Management Project as the leading forum for building global consensus on managing impact and AVPN as Asia’s largest social investing network, participating investors will develop and fine-tune investment strategies designed to achieve integrated financial, social, and environmental goals, and share what they learn for the benefit of investors across Asia and worldwide.

Join us for this info session to find out more about the Impact Frontiers Programme and how you can improve your organisation’s impact management efforts by participating.

Full details on the Impact Frontiers Asia program can be found here.

Click here for slides covered in the Impact Frontiers Asia info session.

“We found a lot of value in the cohort model. The sequence of workshops consistently challenged me to think ahead to the next step as we built our new impact management approach. And I gained an amazing set of peers to go to on anything from technical questions on impact ratings to how to build consensus with our internal team and Board”

Caitlin Rosser, Calvert Impact Capital
Calvert Impact Capital

Mike McCreless Mike McCreless
Executive Director, Impact Frontiers,
Head of Investor Collaboration, Impact Management Project

Mike provides support to investors as they adopt the IMP norms, and leads the Impact Frontiers Collaboration – a forum for supporting investors in pioneering new ways to quantitatively and holistically integrate impact alongside financial risk and return in investment practices. In 2020, he led this collaboration to co-author the article “How Investors Can Integrate Social Impact With Financial Performance to Improve Both” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, as well as an accompanying Investor Handbook.

Mike was previously Head of Impact at Root Capital, where his article “Toward the Efficient Impact Frontier” was featured in the Winter 2017 issue of SSIR. Prior to that, he consulted for Monitor Company and conducted research for Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.

Mike holds an MBA and an MPA in International Development from Harvard University, as well as a BA from Yale University.

In a previous life, Mike was a violinist, pianist, and orchestral conductor, and now lives outside of Boston with his wife and two daughters.

Kevin Teo
Chief Operating Officer,

Kevin Teo is the Chief Operating Officer at AVPN where he oversees the markets and digital transformation teams.

Prior to that, he was a Founding Partner of Volans, a Social Innovation company with offices in London and Singapore. Kevin was previously Head of East and Southeast Asia at the Schwab Foundation of Social Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Prior to that, Kevin had a nine year stint in the enterprise software arena in Silicon Valley, Irvine and Austin. This included work at two Sequoia Capital startups that were acquired by Sun Microsystems and Symantec respectively.

Kevin is a Trustee of the Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network (SEALNet), a non-profit he co-founded in 2004. Kevin holds a Master of Gerontology from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, an MS in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BEng with Honors in Computing from Imperial College, London.

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