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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.

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

Street Business School (SBS) plans to certify 8-10 organisations serving people in extreme poverty in South East Asia to provide SBS entrepreneurship training to up to 3,600 women in their communities.

Education, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

ASSIST Asia: HERO-SEA Project for Healthcare Workers in Southeast Asia

By Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST)

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

Issara Institute aims to end labour exploitation, including forced labour and human trafficking, by transforming the systems and behaviours perpetuating labour exploitation, and empowering rights-holders in Southeast Asia.

Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

We aim to ensure access to high quality, inclusive, and youth-centred life skills and financial literacy for all children and young people worldwide, especially to the most vulnerable.

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.

Education, Gender

Mekong Dam Monitor

By Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program

The Mekong Dam Monitor uses remote sensing processes to provide unparalleled, near-real time reporting on reservoir and river conditions to communities and decision makers in the Mekong Basin.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Governance

Overflow Biz is improving the learning environment of the visually impaired in Cambodia by developing and distributing a paperless, portable, and erasable braille slate, alongside other innovations.

Education

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Blogs

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Health

Preparing for the Next Health Crisis

Climate Action and Environment

Can ESG be the Silver Bullet for the Agriculture sector?

Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Health, Nutrition

The Power of Collaboration

Education, Gender

The Role of Teachers in Preventing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Health

Investing in Technology to Enhance Impact in a Post-COVID World

Financial Inclusion, Gender

Convergence Tracks Gender Lens Investing in Blended Finance

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Press

Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage from sources all around the world.

Social Investors in Asia embark on a new era to revive global and national economies through collaboration

The Ethical Investor: What’s Venture Philanthropy and how is it scaling up social impact across the world?

The World’s Largest Social Investment Conference for Asia Brings Philanthropists, Investors and Policymakers to Bali as an Official Side Event of the G20 Summit

Education, Gender

Philanthropic Leaders Unite to Launch New $1 Million Fund to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

AVPN Creates Philanthropic Digital Transformation Fund to Help Underserved and Impacted Communities in Korea, With a USD1 Million Grant From Google.org

Responsible Investing: Impact Investments Gaining Traction

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SOCIAL INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

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

RISE Team Leader
Swisscontact Cambodia

Mischa Liang

Investment Associate
Incofin Investment Management

Clarisse Kehler Siebert

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

Mekong Region Director at AVPN