July 2015 Edition


AVPN Newsletter July 2015

AVPN’s Capability Development Model (CDM) defines a set of 5 venture philanthropy (VP) practice areas: Pre-Engagement, Capacity Building, Impact Assessment, Portfolio Management and Multi-sector Collaboration. Learn more on the latest case studies that we collected from:



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AVPN thus far: 222 members, expanding across Asia, growing the social investing eco-system

AVPN has been fast expanding our portfolio of resources and services to serve our members and the social investing community in Asia in the past 3 years since our inception and we are happy to announce some of our achievements over the past year and others that you can look forward to in the coming months. What have we been up to the past year?

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Investment Showcase is back online with 40 new cases!

The original AVPN investment showcase is back on our website with many new cases profiled by our members!

The purpose of the investment showcase is to provide a platform for AVPN members to showcase their investees and to encourage the deal sharing, co-investment and partnership among our members. All projects posted are supported by our members. Since the relaunch of the investment showcase session, it has garnered thousands of page views. 78 investees from start-up to scale up are currently displayed, covering sectors from education to aging, from poverty alleviation to clean technology.

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Bang for the Buck? A review of GIIN’s Impact Benchmark report

Impact Investing has been seen as the magic bullet to solve social issues while being financially sustainable, if not profitable. Beyond the expectations and hype, performance – financially and socially – remained elusive thus far. Recently, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Cambridge Associates published the “Impact Benchmark”, which aims to track a set of funds quarterly and hence establish actual financial performance data. At AVPN, we were excited to see first data and dug into the specificities. Overall we wondered how this advances our ability to solve social issues financially sustainably and what implications the financial return expectations have on impact-first ventures.

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AVPN’s Capability Development Model webinar series – Pre-Engagement

AVPN’s Capability Development Model (CDM) is an organizational development road map designed around a set of five venture philanthropy (VP) practice areas to help members make sense of best practices and frameworks in the sector.

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The China Charity Fair 2015

China Charity Fair (CCF) is the largest national level charity event held in China on an annual basis. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, People’s Government of Guangdong Province, People’s Government of Shenzhen and China Charity Alliance.

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Other Updates

New Member Highlight – ToolBox India!

AVPN co-organises landmark Social Investing conference in China

Impact Investing in Conservation in Asia

AVPN Members’ SEs pitching at Friday Happy Hour with JFDI

Investment Showcase

The Backyard Tour Guide

Nazava Water Filters

India School Leadership Institute

AVPN Events

AVPN July Webinar: AVPN’s Capability Development Model webinar series- Pre-engagement processes


AVPN July Friday Session: Building a marketplace for the Base of the Pyramid


AVPN August Friday Session: Discover Singapore’s hidden social issues with NUS student leaders


Network Events

International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2015

25-Aug-2015 ~ 26-Aug-2015

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Conference – Global Shapers Taipei


The China Charity Fair 2015

18-Sep-2015 ~ 20-Sep-2015

Member DirectoryList of Members


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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