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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.

Hagar International is providing a safe space for vulnerable children from internally displaced people camps in Kabul, Afghanistan to learn and grow.

Education

Circular Cities Asia is working on a lean innovation programme for young innovators in higher education in Asia. They will learn about the circular economy and innovation and develop entrepreneurial solutions to environmental waste issues.

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability

Issara Institute aims to end labour exploitation, including forced labour and human trafficking, by transforming the systems and behaviours perpetuating labour exploitation, and empowering rights-holders in Southeast Asia.

Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Ocean Material Group works to prevent ocean plastic pollution through an impactful solutions platform for circular materials, upstream solutions like infrastructure and educational projects, and its network of stakeholders committed to ending ocean plastic pollution.

Climate Action and Environment, Education, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Red Dot Foundation has developed Safecity, a crowdmap platform in India for anonymous reporting of sexual and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), making it more visible by bridging the data gap that exists in official statistics.

Gender

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

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

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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.

Health

Preparing for the Next Health Crisis

Don’t Forget “Impact” in Impact Investing – The Case of India

Health

Role of Private Sector in Supporting Access to Primary Healthcare: Case Study of Meghalaya

Education, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition

To Build a Better World, Invest in Children

Bharat EdTech Initiative to Improve Learning Outcomes Through Home-Based Learning

Climate Action and Environment

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

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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