AVPN 2023 Global Conference | 20 - 22 June 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



South Korea


Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Korea - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
After several decades of demonstrating rapid economic growth, South Korea is now sprouting demand for sustainable investing. With the new goal of increasing up to 50 percent of its investment in ESG assets by 2022, the country aims to set an example of social responsibility in Asia.


Support deals in South Korea

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

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

This project is a FOAKE (first-of-a-kind engineering) DEMO plant in urban city for the food waste recycling with sustainable organic vertical farming showcase with zero-waste and circular economy.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy

Sheco has developed a robot for marine recovery and water purification to clean floating contaminants, allowing marine businesses and organisations to easily manage contaminated water at their sites.

Climate Action and Environment, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

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.


Raspberri Pi Foundation is helping youths acquire computing and digital making skills via compelling learning resources, a thriving network of volunteer-led clubs, competitions/events and partnering with youth organisations.


Our innovation is to replace plastics and wood with seaweed extracts and byproduct. Following the trend in the direction of sustainability, our applications will be molded fiber packaging solutions.

Climate Action and Environment


By Uniquegood Company

Vook is a social audiobook recording platform targeting over 200 million blind people in the globe, 10 percent of the population suffering from Dyslexia as well as the general public with no impairment.


REBORN aims to make our customers, plastic recycling companies, increase their revenue by enhancing the purity of recycled plastic, adding REBORN’s bioreactor to their existing process line.

Climate Action and Environment


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Case Studies

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

Merry Year Social Company

Crevisse – Building the next generation of socially innovative and financially sustainable enterprises



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


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

Innovative Insights Policymakers Should Know from AVPN Conference 2018

Education, Health

Beyond Legislation: How can Governments Effectively Capitalise on Pay-for-Success?



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

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

The Ethical Investor: What’s Venture Philanthropy and how is it scaling up social impact across the world?

The World’s Largest Social Investment Conference for Asia Brings Philanthropists, Investors and Policymakers to Bali as an Official Side Event of the G20 Summit

Education, Gender

Philanthropic Leaders Unite to Launch New $1 Million Fund to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

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


MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Across all sectors, South Korea is now committed to developing an impact ecosystem that promotes sustainable finance and responsible investment in Asia.


Connect with members

Doug (Duckjun) Lee

CEO, D3Jubilee Partners

Johan Jaehyong Heo

CEO, Root Impact

Jae-Hoon Kwak

CEO(Managing Partner), Pan-Impact Korea

Wonyoung Kim

Executive Director, Crevisse Partners

Jae-Ho Choi

Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company

Jeongtae Kim

CEO, President, MYSC (Merry Year Social Company)

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Korea’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy, impact investing and creative approaches to social funding.


Let's create impact together

Connect with us now to know more about South Korea’s social investment landscape

Wonhee Kim

South Korea Manager at AVPN

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