APAC Sustainability Seed Fund
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About the fund
The APAC Sustainability Seed Fund is a new landmark initiative catalyzed by AVPN, with support from Google.org and Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the strategic and outreach partner, to combat climate change and drive sustainability in the Asia Pacific region.
Asia Pacific, especially low lying and small island countries, is extremely vulnerable to disastrous impacts of climate change such as extreme precipitation events, heat waves, rising sea levels, and loss of biodiversity. And the USD 3 M APAC Sustainability Seed Fund will scale up the most innovative nonprofit sustainability initiatives and solutions that help vulnerable and underserved communities in eleven (11) market countries – Australia, India, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong SAR China – to adapt and mitigate the detrimental effects of climate change.
The fund will provide grants to support scaling up non-profit innovations in the following areas:
- Increasing access to renewable energy /decarbonisation efforts
- Adaptation to the effects of climate change
- Biodiversity protection
- Water preservation
- Circular economy
- Air quality
- Waste management
The Asia-Pacific region, especially its low-lying and small island countries, is extremely vulnerable to the disastrous impacts of climate change such as extreme precipitation events, heat waves, rising sea levels and loss of biodiversity. The APAC Sustainability Seed Fund was set up by AVPN to support the most innovative tech-driven solutions to combat climate change and drive sustainability in the region.
The 13 selected NGOs include:
- Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI)
- Azure Alliance
- Border Green Energy Team (BGET)
- Coalition for Our Common Future
- Engineering Good
- Mahila Housing Trust
- Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
- Ocean Recovery Alliance
- Uncharted Waters Ltd
- Water Stewardship Asia Pacific
- Solar Chapter
As the largest network of social investors in Asia, AVPN is committed to fostering collaborations to drive innovative climate actions and sustainability in the region.
Congratulations once again to our selected impact partners, and a big thank you to all external reviewers who helped surface these amazing solutions.
We can’t wait to work together to advance sustainable development in Asia.
Selected Impact Partners
13 NGOs for Innovative Approaches to Combat Climate Change in Asia-Pacific
These amazing organisations were chosen by AVPN at the Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) 2023 for their innovative approaches to addressing the disastrous impacts of climate change in vulnerable low-lying and small island countries.
What do our selected impact partners say about the AVPN Sustainability Seed Fund?
Director at Coalition for Our Common Future
Executive Director at ASRI
CEO at Engineering Good
Director at BGET
CEO & Co-Founder at Azure Alliance
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