AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Road show – Tokyo


Nippon Foundation, Tokyo , Japan



Date & time

17 October 2011



17 October 2011


About this event

  • Learn about VP from Europe, US
  • Network with peers from India and surrounding countries
  • Discuss Issues and best practice of Venture Philanthropy

Join leading venture philanthropy practitioners from the US, Europe and Asia at a special seminar to mark the launch of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Nat Sloane from Impetus Trust and Shruti Sehra from New Profit (see below) will present the latest developments in their markets followed by a panel session and Q&A with Asian based VP leaders.

The seminar is followed by a networking drinks reception for the diverse groups that make up the VP community – to include private equity funds, foundations, family offices, high net worth individuals, the broader financial community, professional service firms and Universities. All will have a chance to meet their peers similarly interested in VP in the Asian context.

There is no charge for these events which are part of a four city Asian VP road show organised by AVPN. Numbers are limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Forward this email to friends and colleagues who want to learn about venture philanthropy in practice.

Detailed Information:

Seminar: From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm then 30 minutes networking

Reception: From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm with AVPN welcome at 7:15 pm

Speaker Bios

Nat Sloane is the co-founder of Impetus Trust, the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK. A successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, management consultant and social investor, he brings a wealth of experience to the role. Prior to Impetus, Nat was a partner in Accenture, where he also chaired their UK charitable foundation, and was vice chairman of Crime Concern. He is currently the England Committee Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, an independent member of the Bridges Social Enterprise Fund investment Committee and a member of the Social Finance Social Impact Advisory Board. Nat has established three private businesses in the UK and the US.

Shruti Sehra – As a Partner at New Profit, Shruti oversees and manages portfolio-wide performance for the core New Profit Fund, while providing targeted strategic support to Stand for Children and BUILD. Prior to graduate school, Shruti managed a campaign for California State Assembly, worked to start up a nonprofit organization, and held a series of manufacturing quality management positions. Shruti has an SB from MIT, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Hiroshi NonomiyaHiroshi Nonomiya joined RHJ International Japan in 2005. Hiroshi joined Ripplewood’s New York office in 1996 and transferred to Tokyo in 1999. Prior to joining Ripplewood, he was an Assistant General Manager of the Merchant Banking Department at Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo from 1994 to 1996. Hiroshi was previously a Managing Director of MCF Financial Services Limited (London), and from 1986 to 1990, was with Mitsubishi Euro-Africa S.A. (London) as an Investment Manager. Hiroshi started his career with Mitsubishi in 1974 with the Iron Ore Department. Hiroshi is currently Board Member of Phoenix Resort KK, Shaklee Global Group. Hiroshi has a B.A. in Liberal Arts Culture from Tokyo University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France. Mr. Nonomiya is a member of National Council Japan of INSEAD and a President of INSEAD Alumni Association Japan

Daisuke TakatsukiDaisuke Takatsuki is a Director of the Carlyle Group (Tokyo). Daisuki has been actively involved in a number of the firm’s investments, including board positions at WILLCOM, Inc., Intelligence Ltd, and Covalent Materials Corporation. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2002, Mr. Takatsuki worked at the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund and the Ministry of Finance Japan. Daisuke received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo. He is a Scott M. Johnson Fellow of the United-States Japan Foundation. He is a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Tokyo and also serves on the board of Florence.

Francesco CarusoFrancesco Caruso is Director of the Hong Kong Based ADM Capital Foundation Children at Risk Program. Before joining ADM Capital Foundation, Francesco lived for five years in Cambodia where he co-founded M’Lop Tapang. Francesco serves as Board member and Advisor to several foundations have helped over 150,000 children and youth in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and Laos through US$12M of funding to date. Francesco previously worked for six years in banking in North America and Europe. He holds an LLM degree (International and EU law) and a Masters Degree in Development.

Haruo Miyagi – Executive Director, ETIC

Impetus Trust is a London-based venture philanthropy fund. Impetus-supported charities and social enterprises were able to help more than 230,000 disadvantaged people in the last year and their average growth in income was 40% (08/09 figures); ten times the sector average. The combination of funding, leveraged by co-investment, pro bono expertise and Impetus investment team support, multiplies the charities’ social impact many fold. For more information see www.impetus.org.uk.

New Profit Inc. is a venture philanthropy fund based in Boston, Massachusetts. With the support of individual donors, and its partner, Monitor Group, New Profit provides multi-year financial and strategic support to a portfolio of social entrepreneurs working in education, youth development, public health, workforce development, and other areas. For more information see www.newprofit.com.

The Asian VenturePhilanthropy Network is a Pan Asian membership association headquartered in Singapore with the mission of promoting VP in the Non Profit and Social Enterprise space. It is focusing on networking, learning and sharing best practices on across Asia. It will open for founder members from November 2011 and formally launch its activities in early 2012. AVPN (www.avpn.asia) is following on from the success of its sister organization the European Venture Philanthropy Association (www.evpa.eu.com) which now has over 130 members from 20 European countries.

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