Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Singapore - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
Singapore has a very robust and vibrant social investment ecosystem. Singapore is the gateway to the rest of Asia with several international relationships flowing through the Southeast Asia Hub. Singapore is well positioned to lead social investment in the region.


Support deals in Singapore

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

Prospect Burma is working to provide International Master’s degrees to eight young people who will drive change in key areas fundamental for the development of an enabling environment for social investment in Myanmar.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

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

Code in the Community (CITC) is Singapore’s largest free coding programme for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. We provide free, multi-level Scratch & Python classes for kids 8-16 years old.


Soristic is working on Charity Guidepoint, a giving tool for donors in Singapore to efficiently shortlist IPC charities, based on their passion and values while also functioning as an analytical tool for charities.


Orbis International trains, mentors, and inspires eye care professionals around the world. We are currently partnering with governments and hospitals in Vietnam to provide eye care to the most needy.

Education, Health

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.


At Gogreen Protec, we developed Protostatic Field Technology (PSF) to dis-bond almost all greenhouse gases, air pollutants and volatile organic compounds.

Climate Action and Environment, Health

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)

By Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)

AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality group. Our mission is to remove all gender-based barriers and we do this in three ways: research and advocacy, education and training and support services.



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Case Studies

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

能力建设 — 星展银行基金会设计“三步走”项目以在亚洲发展社会企业

How the intermediary Empact provides pro-bono services and skills-based volunteering (SBV)

DBS Foundation’s design for a three-tier programme for developing social enterprises in Asia



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

Agriculture, Energy, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

The Driving Force behind Investments into Climate Solutions


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

Education, Employability

Future Proofing Education



Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage from sources all around the world.

Philanthropy moving beyond writing cheques to more direct involvement

New generation of philanthropists more hands-on and don’t just write cheques: President Halimah

Meet the ‘solutionists’: Asia’s new generation of social problem-solvers

Social Investors in Asia embark on a new era to revive global and national economies through collaboration

Social Investors in Asia embark on a new era to revive global and national economies through collaboration

First-of-its-kind impact platform dedicated to address urgent youth issues in Asia


MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Singapore’s excellent social investment ecosystem coupled with a stable and strong government lays a solid foundation for sustainable finance.


Connect with members

Caroline Liew

Director, Wealth Management, Schroders

Yibin Chu

Head of Community Investing and Development, Asia Pacific, Citi

Cheryl Chen

Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Asia Pacific, S&P Global

Alison Eskesen

Vice President, Asia Pacific, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Cherine Fok

Director, KPMG

John Friedman

Director, AgFunder Asia Pte Ltd

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Singapore’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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Dorothy Ching

Singapore & Malaysia Director

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