AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023





Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Cambodia – from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.

One of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world, Cambodia has been ranked as one of the least developed countries, so has a strong investment landscape potential. With a strong social sector and government support Cambodia has become a world leader in reducing poverty. Political stability gains have meant investment in Cambodia is ready to be unleashed. However, the strength of labour is weak, and so much potential for Cambodia is still dormant, worker rights have much room for improvement and domestic demand has significant under-utilized capacity.


Support deals in Cambodia

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members throughout Cambodia.

HOT unifies global mapping volunteers who create and maintain free, open-source maps to support community development and humanitarian aid that enable faster and more effective response efforts.

Climate Action and Environment, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Instilling life skills and leadership skills in 1000 early adolescent girls and boys from low-income backgrounds in rural Cambodia through the powerful medium of football.

Education, Gender

Handprint is Asia’s leading regeneration as a service platform, enabling any company to create a positive impact in the world in a credible, scientifically verified way.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Financial Inclusion

Livestock Development for Community Livelihood Organization (LDC) is providing solutions to the current climate change through the Cricket Farming & Chaya Gardening Project to help reduce vulnerability of productive lands due to floods and droughts.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Nutrition

ALIA will take the lead with industry-wide solutions to address cost competitiveness and sustainability. Beneficiaries are cleaner environment for society and continued business viability.

Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Governance

ATEC exists to decarbonize cooking at scale in Asia & Africa. Through ATEC’s patented electric and biogas stove technology, households access paygo debt while generating data-validated carbon credits.

Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Health

The HERO-SEA project seeks to address the well-being of the healthcare workers (HCWs) in Southeast Asia who are at the forefront of fighting global pandemics and other health crises through mental health and resiliency skills development.

Education, Employability, Health

Hagar International is helping female survivors of human trafficking and slavery to receive career counselling and business planning assistance as part of their healing process, strengthening their financial security.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation


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Cambodia has an early-stage social economy with significant growth potential given increasing interest from social investors and intermediaries

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Building strategic social investment

Cultural sites in Cambodia are in need of protection and local businesses are in need of domestic demand. The social enterprise sector has enormous growth, hence investment return, potential. Expanding human rights is a major impact area that can help Cambodia realize it’s full productive capacity, coupled also with more investment in high-tech for farming and sustainable agriculture. Textiles and garments lead Cambodia exports, while tourism also brings in foreign reserves.


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Kevin Robbins

Cambodia Country Director

Manu Rajan

Division Chief Executive Officer
Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc

Laura Alsenas

Executive Director
Nexus for Development

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Cambodia’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy and creative approaches to social funding such as pooled CSR funds.


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Prae Sunantaraks

Director, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia at AVPN

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