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South Asia

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Building the ecosystem

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

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Support deals in South Asia

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

Suvita’s SMS Reminders project aims to save infants and maternal lives in the Maharashtra state, in India, by sending curated text reminders to low-income pregnant women, who visited a Primary Health Centre.

Gender, Health

We aim to ensure access to high quality, inclusive, and youth-centred life skills and financial literacy for all children and young people worldwide, especially to the most vulnerable.

Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion

Fortify Rights aims to reframe the story of the Rohingya from one of reliance and exclusion to one of hope by providing them with skills and equipment to document their lives.

Education, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Girls First empowers marginalized adolescent girls in rural Bihar, India to improve their personal resilience, wellbeing and health, and to self-advocate for their health, education and gender rights.

Education, Gender, Health

AOSED: Ensuring Safety and Health of Khulna City Residents in COVID-19

By An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED)

AOSED is contributing to COVID-19 efforts through the distribution of personal protective equipment to safeguard waste collectors and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on beneficiary families in Bangladesh through the educational campaigns, as well as the provision of hygiene kits and emergency food support.

Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

We are transforming traditional agriculture into an agribusiness system by adopting a climate smart solution of “Sandbar Cropping”, led by the women and youths in Bangladesh.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Siel Bleu India is working with old age homes to provide Adapted Physical Activities to vulnerable older adult to make them physically active, improve their health and thus reduce medical care expenses.

Ageing, Health

We are empowering farmers to adopt sustainable agriculture.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy

Resources

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Case Studies

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

Lok Capital’s active portfolio management approach

Axis Bank Foundation – Third party Midterm impact assessment

Agriculture, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Caspian Impact Investment Adviser – IA in Financial Services, Agribusiness & Food and Affordable Housing in India

Agriculture, Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Swades Foundation: Executing irreversible change at scale

Lok’s customized approach using external parties and internal observations

Deshpande Foundation seeding local social innovation from entrepreneur to entrepreneur

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Blogs

Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Climate Action and Environment

As Temperatures Soar, Philanthropy Can Power up South Asia’s Cooling Innovators

Gender

Supporting Women in Crisis and Conflict: 4 Lessons From Myanmar and Afghanistan

Health

COVID-19 and the Indian Social Sector: An Overview

Looking at Impact Through the Lens of a VC Fund

Health

Why Philanthropists, NGOs and CSR Must Collaborate With the Government to Augment Vaccination Coverage in India?

Climate Action and Environment

Social Alpha Champions Investing that Puts Impact First

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Press

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

AVPN creates philanthropic Digital Transformation Fund to help underserved and impacted communities in Korea, with a USD1 million grant from Google.org

Responsible Investing: Impact Investments Gaining Traction

Naina Subberwal Batra: Philanthropists, let your grantees be brave

Gender

Gender Inequality is a Complex Behavioral Issue Complicated by Other Forms of Discrimination: Naina Batra

Affordable Housing, Ageing, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Governance, Health, Land conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

First Impact Investing Fellowship for Asset Owners and Managers in Asia and Africa

Climate Action and Environment, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Asia-Based Winners of the 2021 SAFE STEPS Disaster-Tech Awards

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MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

The impact eco-system in South Asia is rapidly evolving with diverse collaborations and instruments like pooled funds, blended finance models,and unrestricted funding becoming the new normal.

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Leena Dandekar

Raintree Foundation

Amit Chandra

ATE Chandra Foundation

Sudhir Sethi

Chiratae

Pratima Harite

Lenovo Foundation

Moutushi Sengupta

MacArthur foundation

Manjula Singh

CIFF

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

South Asia’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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Lavanya Jayaram

Executive Director - South Asia at AVPN