AVPN Impact Investing Fellowship
Supporting asset owners and wealth managers to build an impact-focused portfolio
Become an impact
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 explore
Understand latest regional
and global trends
Be immersed in a strong
impact investing network and
deepen your knowledge
Week of 07 Dec 2020
Induction: Introduction and Orientation
Week of 18 Jan 2021
Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
– Explore how private capital can be mobilised at scale to solve important social and environmental challenges
Week of 19 Apr 2021
Module 2: Developing an Impact Journey and Impact Management Framework
– Learn how to design and implement an impact strategy and portfolio, leveraging Theory of Change models and other relevant concepts
Week of 14 Jun 2021
AVPN Conference 2021
Module 3: Innovative Finance and the Role of Next-Gen Wealth
– Understand the key decision points in developing an impact investing strategy as a family office
18 Jun 2021
Graduation at the AVPN Conference 2021 (14 – 18 Jun 2021)
Meet the Facilitators
Oxford Said Business School
President & CEO
Calvert Impact Capital
Founder & Executive Director
Director, Finance & Private Sector, Competitive Value Chain Practice
The World Bank
Managing Partner at EcoAdvisors & Co-founder
UBS Optimus Foundation
pfc Social Impact Advisors
Naina Subberwal Batra
Chairperson & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Chief of Sustainable Finance
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
Participants from an AVPN Member organization are entitled to a discounted price of USD 550 per person.
Failure to do so may result in an incompletion of the Fellowship and disqualify you from receiving the certificate.