AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


AVPN – University of Zurich Impact Investing for the Next Generation

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Peony Room, Shangri-la Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350



Date & time

15 February 2020



17 February 2020


About this event

AVPN and the University of Zurich’s Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) have partnered to deliver a bespoke 2.5 day course on Impact Investing for the Next Generation to help next generation family members (NextGens) understand the evolving landscape of impact investing, meet peers from across Asia, and develop their unique impact strategy.

The program is based on the Harvard IRI/Zurich CSP Impact Investing for the Next Generation course and has been tailor-made to bring together a selected group of NextGens in Asia.

An important goal of the program is to build and foster strong cohorts of wealth owners committed to impact investing within a family context.


James Gifford
Dr James Gifford

Senior Fellow, University of Zurich CSP
Founder and former Executive Director of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Dr Falko Paetzold

Initiator and Managing Director, University of Zurich CSP
Kevin Teo

Leads product and service development at AVPN
Janjarang Kijtikhun

Program Manager of Wealth Owner Programs, University of Zurich CSP
Allison Ford

Founder & Managing Director, Kind Ventures
Program Advisor, University of Zurich CSP
Kyungsun Chung

CEO, Holistic Growth Initiative (HGI)
Board Member, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Kristin Siegel
Director T100 Project and 100% Network, TONIIC

Course Highlights

Day 1 (15 Feb 2020, 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm)

  • Welcome lunch
  • Introduction, sharing by NextGen impact investors
  • How sustainability reshapes our society and economy
  • Defining sustainable investing approaches
  • Networking dinner and evening talk with experts

Day 2 (16 Feb 2020, 9:00 am – 05:00 pm)

Day 3 (17 Feb 2020, 9:00 am – 05:30 pm)

  • Impact investing in Asia deep dive
  • Family dynamics and building an impact strategy
  • Having productive conversations with your advisor
  • Global trends in impact management and what this means for investors
  • Graduation ceremony & group photo, networking apero & farewell

Who can apply?

  • Each cohort convenes up to 30 next generation stewards of family wealth, typically 20-40 years of age
  • Participants need to be committed to shifting – over time – significant capital into impact investing
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis following individual interviews

Terms and Conditions

  • Payment in full is required upon successful acceptance into the course
  • There will be no refunds for withdrawals from course after 1 Feb 2020

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