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Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Thailand - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
 
A middle-income country with strong collective values and proud history of independence, Thailand is an emerging economy, heavily export-dependent, with exports accounting for more than two-thirds of gross domestic product (GDP). Thailand is a pivotal market in SEA owing to the concentration of multinationals in Bangkok. It is a hub for investment companies and NGO’s in SEA. Famous for tourism and hospitality, Thailand has difficulties ahead for sustainable tourism and reducing harm to the environment and could sustain more healthy domestic tourism.

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

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

Dequarr Crafting Community is a social enterprise that supports ethical groups and local craft communities in Thailand by developing eco-friendly craft production and design to fit the market and distributing their products both online and offline.

Arts and Culture, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Wishulada provides design service and creates sustainable arts from wasted materials to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire the society to maximize the use of things around us.

Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment

Ricult enables stakeholders in agricultural industry to have complete control over farm activities, gain deep insights into all processes, optimize costs, and improve yields with powerful analytics.

Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

SED provides micro financial services and financial training for low-income women and small-sized enterprises. Its key service is group lending that is operated through a women-founded village bank.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Steps Social Enterprise is working on providing access to appropriate and meaningful vocational training for the neurodivergent community in Thailand

Education, Employability

Compassionate Communities: Strengthening Community End-of-life Care in Thailand

By Compassionate Community Research and Development Institution Foundation

Compassionate Communities aims to educate communities in Thailand about life and death, better preparing individuals for situations involving death, loss, and care.

Ageing, Education, Health

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

Resources

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Case Studies

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

ChangeFusion – Mutually building the mutual fund

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Blogs

Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Reflections on fostering multi-sector partnerships during a pandemic  

Health

Preparing for the Next Health Crisis

Health

Three Response Areas for Holistic, Equitable Impact Against COVID-19

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

Health

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

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Press

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

Philanthropy moving beyond writing cheques to more direct involvement

New generation of philanthropists more hands-on and don’t just write cheques: President Halimah

Meet the ‘solutionists’: Asia’s new generation of social problem-solvers

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

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

First-of-its-kind impact platform dedicated to address urgent youth issues in Asia

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MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Thailand has a strong export and agricultural sector, and growing social investment markets, ranked first in healthcare in Southeast Asia, and with many social enterprises operating at scale. They have invested in a good healthcare system which showed resilience in the face of COVID-19.

connector

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Maria Perdomo

UNCDF, Regional Coordinator for Asia

Niall O'Connor

SEI, Director, Asia

Savinda Ranathunga

UNDP, Regional Youth Project Manager

Brad Denig

AWR Lloyd, Managing Director - Innovation & Sustainability

Sunit Shrestha

ChangeFusion, Managing Director

Hoa Piyaka

EWS, Senior Strategy Adviser

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Thailand’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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Prae Sunantaraks

Mekong Region Director at AVPN

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