AVPN 2023 Global Conference | 20 - 22 June 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia





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.

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: Decarbonising Cooking at Scale in Asia and beyond

By ATEC Australia International PTY LTD.

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

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


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

MEMBERS IN community

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.


Connect with members

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.


Let's create impact together

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Prae Sunantaraks

Director, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia at AVPN

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