AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN Roundtable: Launching a Pioneering Social Impact Bond in Singapore

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


KPMG Singapore 16 Raffles Quay, Ignition Center, Level 3 Hong Leong Building



Date & time

06 September 2019



06 September 2019


About this event

Following on from last year’s roundtable, “Developing Social Impact Bonds in Asia“, much progress has been made since then, and we are bringing on board our final partners in one of Singapore’s first Social Impact Bonds (SIBs).

Also known as Pay For Success (PFS), the first PFS project was launched in the UK in 2010. This innovative financing vehicle that marries both philanthropy and impact investing has received significant attention globally due to its data-driven, multi-sector, and catalytic nature. Today, over 100 projects have been launched in the world, but almost none in Southeast Asia – yet.

This session welcomes funders who are interested in being a part of launching a pioneering PFS project in Singapore, and/or adopting PFS as a part of your funding strategy.

This roundtable will cover:

  • The global experience of PFS
  • Adapting the rationale and mechanics of PFS models to the Asian context
  • Overview of actively developing PFS projects in the region
  • Deep dive into the structuring of one specific project in Singapore, focused on inclusive employment for persons with disabilities

Join AVPN, Tri-Sector Associates and KPMG for this exciting session –
and possibly write a chapter in Singapore’s history for
outcomes-based giving as well as innovative finance!

Registration is only verified upon confirmation.
To enquire, please email [email protected] or [email protected].


Kevin Tan
Founder and CEO, Tri-Sector Associates

Kevin founded Tri-Sector Associates to develop new ways for the public, private, and people sectors to work together in improving governance throughout Asia-Pacific.He previously served in the Boston office of Third Sector Capital Partners, where he led PFS engagements in the areas of early childhood, workforce, public health, homelessness, and criminal justice, including the first “PFS Portfolio” in Salt Lake County that allowed investors to spread their risk across multiple PFS projects. He also helped contribute to the development of the Social Impact Guarantee, a variant of PFS beyond the Social Impact Bond.

He holds an MPP (Business and Government) from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA (First Class Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford. In 2019, he was listed by Forbes Asia as one of its 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs.


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