Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Japan - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
An upper-middle-income country driven by religious values, Japan is fast becoming a hub for responsible investment. Its drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market.


Support deals in Japan

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

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

Data Yoo’s proprietary AI Crop Algorithm, crop physiology and data prediction services is spearheading tech-enabled agriculture in Taiwan, particularly for small farm households, empowering their livelihoods.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

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.


Self-Sustaining Kelp Forest Restoration

By Urchinomics Impact Kyushu

We remove over-populating pest urchins to restore kelp forests in Southern Japan. The removed urchins will be ranched into delicious “uni” and sold and the proceeds will be reinvested in kelp restoration.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Aims to bring the innovation of Social Impact Bonds to scale in Asia in order to serve the marginalized communities.

Ageing, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Improves medication adherence and health outcomes for the elderly through an affordable, user-friendly technology that will also alleviate the burden of medication management for home nurses.

Ageing, Health

Pathways to Prosperity

By ClimateWorks Australia

Provides development project solutions across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands to achieve lowest emissions development alongside the Sustainable Development Goals’ program.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation



Fostering Glocal Denizenship in Asia with innovative pedagogies and training networks.



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Case Studies

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

ETIC’s development of the social innovation ecosystem in Japan


Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund – from grants to social innovation



Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.


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


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

Financial Inclusion

Building Consensus for Impact Management and Measurement in Japan: A Case Study on the Japan Social Innovation and Investment Foundation


How Corporates Can Build the Capacity of Social Purpose Organizations



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

Responsible Investing: Impact Investments Gaining Traction


MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Japan has one of the most vibrant social investment markets in Southeast Asia with many social enterprises operating at scale.


Connect with members

Takafumi Ikuta

Senior Director, Fujitsu Limited

Nanako Kudo

Executive Director, Japan Social Innovation and Investment Foundation (SIIF)

Hiroshi Nonomiya

Managing Director, Social Investment Partners

Hideo Tone

Program Officer, Group for International Grants, The Toyota Foundation

Ayaka Matsuno

Director, Gender Investment and Innovation Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Japan’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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Ken Ito

East Asia Director at AVPN

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