AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Impact Management Workshop Series: Building the Climate Change Mitigation Track for IRIS+ in Asia

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and Singapore

Date & time

09 September 2020



09 September 2020


About this event

Global impact investors have generally adopted IRIS+ as their benchmark when measuring, managing, and optimizing their impact. Practitioners, however, face challenges when building credible and comparable impact data across diverse thematic areas and global practices.

The first step to creating a new theme in IRIS+ is to develop the overviews, evidence maps, and metrics sets through the Navigating Impact Project. The Navigating Impact Project is where the GIIN, together with experts, identify best practices, research, and recommended metrics for each investment theme the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Ceres have partnered to develop a new Climate Change Mitigation thematic track for IRIS+, structured around five strategic pillars:

  1. Mitigating Climate Change through Clean Mobility
  2. Mitigating Climate Change through Electricity and Heat Production
  3. Mitigating Climate Change through Manufacturing
  4. Mitigating Climate Change through Agriculture
  5. Mitigating Climate Change through Carbon Sequestration

To ensure that this theme is relevant, rigorous, practical, and globally applicable AVPN’s Climate Action Platform has partnered with the GIIN as the Asia Climate Mitigations Knowledge and Outreach Partner to host series of roundtables within its member network for practitioners to co-create metrics for each strategic pillar, while testing the drafts for the South and Southeast Asian context.

Through August – September, participants can expect to:

  • Gather valuable insights and set the standard for global best practice in climate-specific impact management and measurement for Electricity and Heat Production, Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration.
  • Contribute to developing the framework for Climate Change Mitigation through an Asian lens by sharing investment approaches and feedback on drafts and metrics.
  • Engage with a diverse set of impact investors, grant-makers and solution providers to co-create metrics for each strategic pillar, and ensure that themes are relevant and practical set the standard for best practice, which can be translated across borders to build cohesion across the industry to build guiding global best practice.

Mitigating Climate Change through
Electricity and Heat Production

Wednesday, 19 August 2020
7:00 PM SGT

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Mitigating Climate Change through

Thursday, 27 August 2020
7:00 PM SGT

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Mitigating Climate Change through
Carbon Sequestration and Geoengineering

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
7:00 PM SGT

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*Slots are limited and priority will be given to AVPN members

Kevin Teo
Chief Operating Officer
Asian Venture Philanthropic Network (AVPN)

Kevin Teo oversees the markets and digital transformation teams at AVPN. Prior to that, he was a Founding Partner of Volans, a Social Innovation company with offices in London and Singapore. He has been the Head of East and Southeast Asia at the Schwab Foundation of Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum. 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.

He 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.

Lissa Glasgo
Manager, IRIS and Impact Measurement & Management
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Lissa Glasgo serves as a Manager of GIIN’s IRIS/Impact Measurement & Management team, working on the development of IRIS and related measurement strategies including the Navigating Impact project.Prior to joining the GIIN, Lissa served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, where she worked on education and girls’ empowerment projects. She then joined the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, supporting research and programming related to mHealth, adolescent sexual health education, and father-focused approaches to reducing gender-based violence. She has also worked on measurement strategy with solar- and tech-focused social enterprises in the Philippines and South Africa.

Lissa holds a Masters in Global Affairs with a focus on social enterprise, research methods, and gender from the Jackson Institute at Yale University, and a BA in English Literature from Rice University.

Prachi Seth
Climate Specialist
Asian Venture Philanthropic Network (AVPN)

Prachi Seth is an environmental consultant working on climate relevant topics with key entities and influencers across ASEAN. She has more than a decade of experience working for UN organisations, government-linked international think tanks and non-profit organisations, such as The World Bank (WB) India, the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Eco-business (Singapore), Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN, Singapore).

Her work has included impact investing, environmental & energy policy research, low carbon project structuring & analysis, socioeconomic data gathering & analysis, and business development across geographies including South & South East Asia, UK and Africa.

For AVPN members who are based in the U.S., you may be able to join the ongoing discussions by registering here.


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