Over the past decade, wealth in India has grown dramatically and with it comes more sophisticated and engaged philanthropists and social investors. This group is tackling many of the economic inequalities still challenging the country through market-based approaches.

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Social Investment Landscape in India

India has a vibrant civil society that has sustained momentum on solving several critical social issues since the early 1960s. Charity and social entrepreneurship are deeply rooted in the Indian ethos. Download the report to access India's social investment landscape.

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For investors either looking to invest in or make better investments in climate-smart solutions, AVPN brought together investors and representatives of their portfolio companies to share about their investment journeys. We identified what investors are looking for and how we can forge through challenges together.

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July 12, 2019

Overcoming climate change and healthcare problems with philanthropic dollars

As efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change gain urgency around the world, Singapore is already taking steps to address the crisis by investing in solar energy, developing more sustainable buildings and expanding the public transport system to reduce the need for cars. Disclosing this development recently, Senior Minister of State for Environment […]

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July 9, 2019

AVPN announces 3 new launches in partnership with Credit Suisse, Village Capital, USAID and a HK-based family office to accelerate social investing in Asia

AVPN, a Singapore-based funders’ network committed to building a high-impact social investment community across Asia Pacific, unveiled three brand new initiatives during its 2019 Breaking Boundaries Conference, hosted at the Suntec City Convention Center this June 25-28. The Social Enterprise Development Toolkit, AVPN Climate Action Platform, and AVPN Health Platform. These initiatives have been developed in partnership with organisations like Credit […]

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