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.

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

Eradication of Manual Scavenging by Technology through mechanized wet-sanitation. Innovate affordable Techno-economic machine to give Control on Income, safety and dignity to the sanitation worker

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

We have developed compact, modular & automated WWTP that is 5x cheaper and has 10x smaller footprint. Our novel design, algorithms, and automation reduce maintenance & modularity allows flexibility.

Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

CARPE | EcoSattva is working towards achieving inclusive and sustainable cities, towns, and villages. We focus on smaller cities through a research and data-driven holistic sectoral approach.

Climate Action and Environment

PadCare has developed the world’s first recycling technology for sanitary pads. We are present across 15 cities, impact 5,00,000 lives, recycle 20,00,000 pads and conserve 107+ MT.

Climate Action and Environment, Health, 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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