AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Workshop Series: Policy Collaboration For Inclusive Business

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Pullman Jakarta Indonesia (Thamrin CBD) Wira Room, 3/F



Date & time

12 September 2019



12 September 2019


About this event

Workshop Series: Policy Collaboration For Inclusive Business

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | 9AM – 12PM
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia (Thamrin CBD)
Wira Room, 3/F

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Creating opportunities for inclusive businesses (IB) to thrive converges business strategies with global priorities like the SDGs.[1] Inclusive businesses that employ and serve the Bottom of Pyramid (BOP) are under pressure to innovate to stay competitive, and the move to hire and train local labour to be part of the value chain cuts cost. When operated responsibly, IBs are viable investments that make a compelling business case. Yet, inefficient regulation affecting entrepreneurs, lack of information about markets, lack of access to capital hinder them from scaling.

Join us in this spotlight series on the role of Policy in unlocking opportunities for IBs across key sectors in Indonesia. The workshop will examine how policymakers and different policy levers can catalyse the financing of inclusive business models to meet the SDGs, discuss opportunities for both public and private interventions to incentivise the IB ecosystem, and identify sectors and platforms that are ready for action in building an IB ecosystem in Indonesia.

[1] WBCSD, Inclusive Business, https://www.wbcsd.org/Programs/People/Social-Impact/Resources/Delivering-on-the-SDGs-The-inclusive-business-approach



Victoria br Simanungkalit
Deputy Minister for Production and Marketing
Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs

Ms Victoria br Simanungkalit graduated from Agriculture Institute of Bogor, majoring in agribusiness management. She began her career in government institution as the assistant deputy for electricity and various business. She is equipped with various thoughts in developing tourism-based inclusiveness; this, is what drives her to this day as Deputy Minister for Production and Marketing.

Sutedjo Halim
Managing Director for Trading & Downstream
Triputra Agro Persada (TAP)

Indonesian citizen, after completing his education at a senior high school in Indonesia, continued his education in Germany, and holds a Diplom-Ingenieuring degree. His education in Germany began by entering Studienkolleg in the city of Aachen in 1983-1984, then continued his education at Technische Universität Berlin to study Chemical Engineering and continued in 1985-1992 at the same university as the Technical Chemistry major and deepened the Plastics Technology field at the Technische Fach Hochschule Berlin.

Fadjar Hutomo
Deputy Chairman of Financial Access
BEKRAF (Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy)

Fadjar studied at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, Indonesia, and has a vast experience within the financial and capital sectors. Prior to joining BEKFRAF, Fadjar was CEO and founder of ADN Financial engaged in financial planning. In addition, Fadjar also served as Director of PT. Sarana Jatim Ventura, a venture capital finance institution which funds small and medium enterprises.

Thierry Sanders
Chief Executive Officer
Mekar Impact Fund

Thierry Sanders is CEO of Mekar.id one of Indonesia’s few marketplaces for productive and impact loans. 95% of our loans are to women’s businesses. Mekar sources the businesses via its large network of partner credit cooperatives that finance the underbanked msme’s in rural areas of Indonesia.

Thierry has a background in impact and climate investing using crowdfunding technology to leverage external funding.

Ridwansyah Yusuf Achmad
West Java Province Government

Ridwansyah Yusuf Achmad is currently the Executive Board of West Java Province Development Acceleration Team, he is working directly to the visionary Governor of West Java Province, Moch Ridwan Kamil. Yusuf main task is on enhancing strategic partnership and promoting innovative financing for development. West Java have an ambitious USD 50 Billion development project that can be funded through various of resource, including private investment, philanthropy and CSR.

Yusuf was graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung on Regional and Urban Planning for his bachelor’s degree and obtained his master’s degree in Governance, Policy and Political Economy from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Patsian Low
Chief Of Staff, Asia Policy Forum Director

Patsian is the Chief of Staff of AVPN, working directly with the CEO to strengthen the power of AVPN as a cross-sector network for impact. She brings with her almost 25 years of work experience from private and civic sectors, crossing the fields of social finance, social entrepreneurship, impact philanthropy and non-profit leadership. Read more here.

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