AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023





Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Malaysia - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
Malaysia’s drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market. The government is making a concerted effort to grow and support the impact ecosystem.


The power of AVPN’s impact in Malaysia

When it comes to making a significant impact in Malaysia, AVPN stands at the forefront of change. In a remarkable collaboration, AVPN co-hosted the AVPN Global Conference 2023 in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, joining forces with Yayasan Hasanah, the foundation of the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional.

Under the banner of "Global Challenges: Asian Solutions," this groundbreaking Conference took center stage, shedding light on the pivotal role of Asian leadership in addressing pressing global issues. The spotlight was on gender equality, climate action, healthcare access, and sustainable livelihoods. The driving force behind this transformation? Collaboration and community ownership – values that resonate deeply with AVPN's mission. The Conference witnessed:

Philanthropic Funds

Move financial capital towards impact​

The first-of-their-kind in Asia, our Philanthropic Funds provide unrestricted grants and apply impact measurement techniques – driving deep transformation that matures the ecosystem in Asia. Pool your funds with other capital providers or get help deploying your capital in Asia through an individual fund. Investigate our cause-specific evergreen funds that you can contribute to at any time.

Single-Donor Funds

APAC Sustainability Seed Fund 2.0

By leveraging the success of the first round of the APAC Sustainability Seed Fund, AVPN continues to mobilise continuum of capital into supporting climate solutions in the region.

Pooled Funds

Asian Youth Mental Wellbeing Fund

As a regional ecosystem builder, the Youth Mental Wellbeing Philanthropic Pooled Fund was launched to strengthen youth mental health and wellbeing systems in Asia.


Support deals in Malaysia

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

Solve Education! empowers youths with free, accessible, and inclusive education through innovative learning platform which serve over 500k learners, 16M+ lessons, & collaborating with 1,000 partners.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Fair works to prevent forced labor and financial exploitation of migrant workers across Asia. We are transforming the recruitment system and setting industry standards for better labor outcomes.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation


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MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Malaysia has the potential to be one of the most vibrant social investment markets in Southeast Asia with many emerging innovative social enterprises.


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Shahira Ahmed Bazari

Yayasan Hasanah

Jeffrey Cheah

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

Kathleen Chew

YTL Foundation

Cheryl Ong

OSK Foundation

Dr Vincent Chian


Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Malaysia’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

Connect with us now to know more about Malaysia’s social investment landscape

Jehan Omar

Senior Manager, Malaysia at AVPN

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