AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Impact Investing Fellowship

AVPN Impact Investing Fellowship

Supporting asset owners and wealth managers to build an impact-focused portfolio

Due to a large volume of applications, we have had to close registrations early. If you are interested in attending our next Impact Investment Fellowship or in putting your name on the waiting list for this one, please submit your name HERE.


Fellowship Benefits

Become an impact investing practitioner

Develop know-how and gain tools to apply an impact lens to your investing strategy

Grow your network

Build rapport with leading practitioners in Asia and Africa and explore collaboration opportunities

Understand latest regional and global trends

Be immersed in a strong impact investing network and deepen your knowledge


Fellowship Agenda

10 Dec 2020 (10:30 am SGT)

Induction: Introduction and Orientation

Week of 18 Jan 2021

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

Week of 19 Apr 2021

Module 2: Developing an Impact Journey and Impact Management Framework

Week of 14 Jun 2021 (AVPN Conference 2021)

Module 3: Innovative Finance and the Role of Next-Gen Wealth

18 Jun 2021

Graduation at the AVPN Conference 2021 (14 – 18 Jun 2021)

The facilitators

Meet the Facilitators

Gayle Peterson

Fellow at Oxford Said Business School

Jennifer Pryce

President & CEO at Calvert Impact Capital

Safeena Husain

Founder & Executive Director at Educate Girls

Sujata Lamba

Director, Finance & Private Sector at Competitive Value Chain Practice, The World Bank

Hari Balasubramanian

Managing Partner at EcoAdvisors & Co-founder at EcoInvestors Capital

Phyllis Costanza

CEO at UBS Optimus Foundation

K Sujata

Senior Fellow at pfc Social Impact Advisors

Pegram Harrison

Fellow of Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson & CEO at AVPN

Kevin Teo

Chief Operating Officer at AVPN

Komal Sahu

Chief of Sustainable Finance at AVPN

Roshini Prakash

Knowledge Director at AVPN


What is the Fellowship about?

The Fellowship will select 40 individuals across Asia who embody the values and skills needed to develop a strong impact investing sector. It will then work with these Fellows to build their capacity to ensure that they have the right information and resources, knowledge and insight on how to build an impact strategy, manage a portfolio, define, evaluate, and manage impact, among other skills.


Why is it necessary?

Impact investing is at its nascent stage in Asia. Although it is now getting an increasing level of attention from various actors in the social investment ecosystem, there are only a handful of impact funds and foundations that are actually practicing impact investing. The obstacles that are hindering impact investing from gaining traction in Asia amongst wealth holders, asset managers and their advisors include the perception that it will necessitate a trade-off on financial returns, a lack of an investment-ready pipeline, inexperience in managing a portfolio, and the complexities in defining and evaluating impact measurement.


Who should apply?

The Fellows will consist of Family Office Principals/Directors, Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund managers, Foundation Directors, and NextGen Leaders; those who have access to significant capital, or have responsibility for large investment portfolios and are used to managing the assets of high net worth individuals, families or funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now fully subscribed, wait list only. Please submit your name HERE.

Due to a large volume of applications, we have had to close registrations early.

The Fellowship costs USD 975 and will need to be paid in full upon acceptance, which will give Fellows full access to highly-curated course materials, connections to leading practitioners, closed-door learning sessions, and access to the AVPN Conference 2021 – the largest social investing convening in Asia – to be held on 14-18 June in Bali, Indonesia. This cost does not include air tickets, hotel accommodations, local transportation, or other personal expenses incurred in Singapore or in Indonesia.

Participants from an AVPN Member organization are entitled to a discounted price of USD 550 per person.

Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, Fellows will receive a certificate of completion from AVPN.

To make the most of your impact investing learning journey, we strongly encourage all Fellows to commit to the full Fellowship. Please save the dates, set aside sufficient time to attend the tutorials and discussions, and complete the required readings and assignments.

Failure to do so may result in an incompletion of the Fellowship and disqualify you from receiving the certificate.

We are constantly monitoring travel guidelines to ensure safety measures are taken throughout the Fellowship. If in-person activities are due to take place amidst travel restrictions, we will plan for alternative arrangements accordingly.

Cancellation of the registration 30 days prior to the start of the Fellowship is entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the Fellowship or after the Fellowship is commenced.

Please reach out to Jenny Kim, Platforms Associate, at [email protected].


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