AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Catalysing Impact: Investing in Innovative Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and Singapore

Date & time

20 August 2020



20 August 2020


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Catalysing Impact: Investing in Innovative Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development

Catalysing Impact: Investing in Innovative Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development
Thursday, August 20, 2020
9:30 am – 10:30 am (SGT)

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While the pandemic has resulted in disruptions and uncertainty in the market, asset owners, fund managers and impact investors, have remained active and many have undertaken fundraising and investment into a more climate aware portfolio. This event will be hosted by AVPN’s Climate Action Platform in partnership with AWR Lloyd Asset Management. AWR Lloyd’s mission for over two decades has been to act as a catalyst for economic development, sustainability and greater security in the Indo-Pacific region, through supporting clients in the design, development, execution and communication of innovative and value-creating strategies. The webinar will feature two impact funds aligned with the Paris Agreement. The first is a private equity fund called The Norwegian Innovation Fund, managed by AV Group Ltd, which focuses on clean technology and renewables. The second, is a SDG+ Fund, managed by PT Bahana TCW and AWR Lloyd, an ESG screened global public equities and Indonesian debt fund that provides an annual cash yield to a conservation focused NGO and creates SDG+ outcomes for its investors.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain valuable insight from key players in the climate action industry and deepen understanding on clean technology, renewables, ESG-screened global public equities and Indonesian fixed income
  • Join the conversation with other fund managers, asset owners, DFIs and family offices and identify the current opportunities and challenges in clean tech, renewable energy, fintech, ICT and sustainable technologies investment
  • Explore how an innovative funding model designed to create ‘multi’ capital returns by investing in an ESG-screened portfolio of global public equity and fixed income investments in Indonesia will share a minimum yield from the portfolio with a reputable social enterprise in Indonesia with an integrated natural conservation, health and educational development model.

Peter Fusaro
Head of ESG and Impact at AV Group Limited

Peter Fusaro is a partner at AV Group focused on ESG and Impact investing. He is a New York Times best-selling author, thought leader and leading international authority on sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency and the transition to the low carbon economy- having authored 16 books on energy and the environment. Seminal work included with the Toyota Prius Development team, taking the lead of out gasoline with the US EPA. Peter founded the Wall Street Green Summit in 2002 (www.wsgts.com) the oldest sustainable finance event in North America.  He continues to focus on market acceleration in sustainable finance and impact investing to meet UN SDG goals.

Peter was a former policy maker at the US Department of Energy in Washington DC and the NYC Mayor’s Energy Office as well as senior executive at ABB and Petroleos de Venezuela.

Karl Andersen
Managing Director, AV Group Ltd.

Karl Andersen is the Founder and CEO of AV Group Ltd. and is the President of Amundsen Ventures LLC, a venture advisory in New York City. Mr. Andersen has been investing in and advising Norwegian and Nordic companies coming to the US and abroad. Mr. Andersen is a serial entrepreneur within the financial world having founded a broker-dealer, hedge fund and reinsurance company.

Mr. Andersen is on the Executive Committee of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce and works closely with Innovation Norway (the trade and industry division of the Norwegian Government) to bring the best companies to the US. Additionally, Mr. Andersen has raised close to $500 million in equity for insurance linked securities and hedge funds. Mr. Andersen is a graduate of The University of Oregon and Copenhagen Business School.

Nur Febriani
Executive Director, ASRI

Nur Febriani is ASRI’s Executive Director and dynamic leader. After graduating with a degree in Public Health from the University of Indonesia, she then gained a Master’s Degree in Developmental Studies with a focus on Children and Youth from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Febri, has over 15 years in the field of project management in development work. Working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable individuals in Indonesia, she has helped communities after natural disasters and has headed programs for the Red Cross and was the Manager for the Foundation for Mother and Child Health Indonesia. She was awarded Citizen 4.0 under 40 for her contribution to society and humanity by MarkPlus.inc and Marketeers Magazine, December 2017.

Using creative and innovative methods, Febri has taken ASRl’s approach to planetary health and brought it to the national level. Utilizing online platforms and increasing partnerships with the national government and non-government organizations, she has brought ASRl’s trailblazing message of the interconnectivity of forest and human health to the masses. All while increasing ASRl’s reforestation efforts, creating ASRl’s first satellite site at Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, ensuring the best healthcare possible for the communities ASRI works in and focusing on increasing women empowerment throughout Indonesia.

Aris Stamoulis
Managing Director of Corporate Finance, AWR Lloyd

Aris Stamoulis is the Managing Director of Corporate Finance at AWR Lloyd and a Director of AWR Lloyd Asset Management and has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets in London, Johannesburg, Singapore and Hong Kong. His roles have focused on political and economic analysis, structuring and complex credit trading and risk management at leading banks including Deutsche Bank (Head of Credit Correlation Trading), Morgan Stanley (Head of Credit Structuring for non-Japan Asia), Goldman Sachs and Commerzbank.

Aris co-founded Resolute Trading in 2013, a soft commodities trading company focused on Southeast Asia. In 2016, he was appointed director for Corporate Finance at Hastings Technology Metals, an Australian rare earths mining company and director of 30MHz, an internet-of-thing technology company. Aris holds an Economics degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Brad Denig
Managing Director of Innovation for Sustainability, AWR Lloyd

Brad Denig is the Managing Director for Innovation for Sustainability (I4S) at AWR Lloyd. The I4S practice includes services related to nature-based solutions, ESG & investor relations, energy transition and climate change strategy, circular economy and disruptive innovation. And has over 20 years experience in the field of corporate sustainability and climate change strategy. Previous experience includes positions at ERM as Principal Consultant – Climate Change strategy; founder and Managing Director for Sustainability Solutions; co-founder of Syngenera (natural capital asset management); climate change solutions at Ecova (Engie Insight); and, Climate Strategy faculty member at Portland State Graduate School of Business.

Brad holds an International MBA in Sustainable Business and Finance from Portland State University and a Bachelors in East Asian Studies from Lewis and Clark College.

*AVPN is an industry platform to connect and share best practices, experiences and knowledge within the network for the development of an impactful social investment community.  As part of AVPN members sharing their work and experience in mobilising capital for impact, this session will include information about AVPN members’ investee organisations, funds, and products.   Information shared by the speakers in this session is provided by third-parties, and does not represent the views of AVPN on any matter.  AVPN does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information and is not liable nor responsible for reliance anyone may place on such information, participants should consume this information at their own risk.   AVPN reserves the right to edit, cut down and adapt the content and materials to align with the stated agenda or purpose of the session. Any information or materials provided are only for information and knowledge sharing and does not in any way constitute tax, legal, financial or investment advice, nor do they constitute offers, solicitations, or recommendations for any investment activity

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