AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023



South Asia


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.
A region 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.


Support deals in South Asia

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

India Animal Fund (IAF) is a backbone organisation that helps incubate, streamline and align the efforts of NGOs. We connect donors, efficient NGOs, fostering a solution-based approach to alleviate animal suffering.

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Nutrition

More than a half million women cotton workers in Sindh are involved in cotton picking. The rising temperature of 49 centigrade has impacted badly on their health, labor productivity and livelihoods

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

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

Building India’s biggest philanthropic school to provide holistic education, nutrition and livelihoods to 10000 students and 100,000 students to get quality education via live interactive platform.

Education, Employability, Health

We train and finance teams in the Global South to do abatement activities and impact their local communities. For every 6 carbon credits produced, teams need to impact 5 local families.

Climate Action and Environment, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Sightsavers India’s project promotes inclusive education, tackles socioeconomic challenges for individuals with disabilities, and enhances social inclusion through a three-pillar framework.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Recity is a Circular Plastic Asset Management Platform currently operational in 22+ cities, working with 3000+ value chain members & has brought 60,000 MTs of mismanaged waste into Circular Economy.

Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Indra has treated 900M+ litres of wastewater, reduced sludge by 4500+ tons, harmful chemical usage by 3200+ tons and GHG emissions by 750+ tons and positively impacted the lives of 500,000 people using their patented electrically driven decentralized wastewater treatment solutions.

Climate Action and Environment, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene


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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.


Connect with members

Shachi Kaul

RBL Bank

Amit Chandra

ATE Chandra Foundation

Sudhir Sethi


Pratima Harite

Lenovo Foundation

Manjula Singh


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.


Let's create impact together

Connect with us now to know more about South Asia's social investment landscape

Lavanya Jayaram

Executive Director, South Asia at AVPN

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