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AVPN Webinar: Insights and Considerations for Investing in Climate Responsible Water Solutions – An Industry and Investor Perspective

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and Singapore

Date & time

18 November 2020



18 November 2020


About this event

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Less than 1% of water sources on earth is available for human consumption. Water scarcity is amongst the most serious and threatening issues facing the world today, jeopardizing our food and water security systems, destabilizing agricultural economies and communities, and reversing decades of developmental progress overall. As the effects of climate change become stronger, these challenges will be further exacerbated.

Improving awareness and knowledge around the water investment and solutions landscape is critical. While some early movers have already created an impact with their investments, now is the opportunity to broaden the knowledge and learning of water investment among a larger set of practitioners.

AVPN Climate Action Platform will host its second webinar about mobilising capital at the nexus of climate and water. We will showcase examples from AVPN members active in water investments, sustainable water management practices and industrial technological revolutions.

Who should attend?

Fund managers, asset owners, DFIs, family offices, corporates and other social investors interested in addressing the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.

This webinar will seek to:

  • Enable funders to understand causes and probable impacts of climate change on water resources and how the interlinkages and prospects for climate action can address these challenges
  • Feature industry’s key players providing invaluable insights and overviews on their funding of sustainable water management systems
  • Showcase innovative water management solutions and strategies needed to help manage water more sustainably and solve our global climate and water challenges
Libin Song
Head of China and Lead Analyst
PureTerra Ventures

Libin has significant experience in strategy consulting, M&A and cross-border project management. After starting her career at Deloitte, and then later at OC&C, PwC and Morgan Stanley, she has led large M&A consulting projects in Europe and Africa. Her mission is to bridge China and the world.

Libin is now in charge of the analyst team in PureTerra Ventures, going through hundreds of water technologies every year and selecting the most disruptive ones which can bring best social impact for the fund. Head of China for PureTerra, she has built up a valuable partnership network with investors, industrial players and accelerators in the Chinese market, helping startups succeed in China, and solving the environmental problems in China with the best solutions of the world.

Prabodha Acharya
Chief Sustainability Officer
JSW Group

In his current role, Prabodha partners with CEOs, senior executives and operations heads to develop and drive sustainability strategy for JSW group companies of Steel, Energy, Cement, Paints, Infrastructure, etc. An M. Tech in Environmental Engineering, he has worked for nearly three decades in the field of corporate environmental management, emissions reduction, climate change, corporate strategy on sustainability and policy development and assurance services. Beginning his career with SAIL, he has worked and managed a variety of environmental issues from mining to manufacturing in the metal (Iron and Steel) sector. Later, he managed the climate change, sustainability and customized assurance service for South Asia at Lloyd’s Register, UK and then worked as Senior Vice President for Aditya Birla Group Sustainability before joining JSW Group during late 2019.

Mrinmoy Choudhury
Global Commercial Lead, Sustainable Solutions Business

Mrinmoy is the Global Commercial Lead for Sustainable Solutions Business at UPL, one of the leading companies in Sustainable Agricultural input products and technologies spanning BioControl, Bio-Stimulant and Soil and Seed Health Technologies.


Annelies Schenk
Executive Director

Annelies is the founding Executive Director of WaterSpark, which aims to address the water crisis through awareness, education, support and finance of innovations in water and accelerating technologies and businesses that can bring those innovations to market.  For more than a decade Annelies has leveraged her passion for bringing people and markets together to accelerate water innovation and create social and environmental impact by means of strategic partnerships and programs that strengthen the innovation ecosystem of water. Annelies has held strategic management and marketing positions in an international landscape within the water industry and startup ecosystem, including, most recently, Techleap.NL, Isle Utilities and Aquatech Global Events. Annelies decided to join the 98 Sparks family in 2018 and she has been leading 98 Sparks (including PureTerra Ventures) impact and brand strategy. And now PureTerra Ventures and 98 Sparks are core supporters of the WaterSpark initiative.

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