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



Global Markets Members


Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Asia Pacific - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond

With 6x the population of any other region, Asia is the perfect place to make an impact and change the world. That's why 20% of our members are from outside Asia and many of our members work across all Asia as Regional and Supporting members. Find out more about them.

Meet our global members

Our members who work across Asia Pacific

Philanthropic Pooled Funds

Move financial capital towards impact

Pooled Funds

Asia Gender Equality Fund

The Asia Gender Equality Fund, is a transformative initiative catalysed by AVPN which will invest in women's economic empowerment across the Asia Pacific region.

Single-Donor Funds

APAC Sustainability Seed Fund

Supporting the most innovative tech-driven solutions to combat climate change and drive sustainability in Asia Pacific


Support deals in Global Markets

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN Global Markets members.

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

Mapsea Corp.’s job matching platform SEASON is a specialised marine recruitment platform, utilising technology to link marine jobs to the right talent. The returns generated will be directed towards building a marine forest.


Raspberri Pi Foundation is helping youths acquire computing and digital making skills via compelling learning resources, a thriving network of volunteer-led clubs, competitions/events and partnering with youth organisations.


Mekong Translation

By Mekong Review

Translates fiction works from Vietnamese and Indonesian into English to promote and preserve these literature to a wider audience.

Arts and Culture, Conservation, Education

First Australians Capital

By First Australians Capital

First Australians Capital strives to empower Indigenous Australians by supporting the establishment of the first two Indigenous organisations which will consequently increase progression and employment rates among the Indigenous community.

Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Building this region’s pipeline of future leaders who are committed to expanding educational opportunity for underserved children across Asia Pacific.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation


Get more insights about Global Markets

Case Studies

Check out the latest portfolio management and achievements from different origanisations.


Bridges Ventures: Impact as an investment lens

Education, Employability

Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation: Phase-by-Phase Portfolio Management producing Dual Outcomes

Impetus- The Private Equity Foundation – Building the Capacity for Impact



Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Philanthropy Trends I’m Excited to See More This Year


Preparing for the Next Health Crisis

Climate Action and Environment

Can ESG be the Silver Bullet for the Agriculture sector?

5 Ways Software Enhances Effective Grantmaking and Increases Social Impact

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

The Power of Collaboration

Why Aren’t Australians Giving Overseas?



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

New Report Finds At Least $1B Given by Philanthropy for COVID-19 in 2021

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


MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Global Markets members are united in their common interest in working towards improved social outcomes in Asia Pacific.


Connect with members

Catherine Brown

CEO, Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation

Maree Sidey

CEO, Australian Communities Foundation

Elizabeth Gillies

CEO, The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation Limited

Duncan Macintosh

CEO & Executive Director, APNIC Foundation

Mark Ingram

Chief Impact Officer, Brightlight Investment Management

Adam Milgrom

Director, Tripple

Market focus

Building strategic social investment in climate, gender and indigenous issues

Global Markets members are committed to supporting the growth and development of sustainable, equitable social outcomes in Asia Pacific.


Let's create impact together

If you are an active social investor in Asia Pacific, contact Ruth to learn about how AVPN can support your organisation’s social investment in the region.

AVPN-Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Global Markets Director; Australia and New Zealand Representative at AVPN

Get in touch with Ruth