October 2015 Edition


AVPN Newsletter October 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 Exchanged MOU with China Charity Fair as Strategic Partner

The 4th China Charity Fair was held from Sept. 18th-20th in South China’s booming city, Shenzhen. AVPN partnered with China Charity Fair in organizing the event and brought international member organizations from eight countries to participate at the trade fair, and another 10 organisations participated in the conferences as speakers.

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Why and how to invest in Capacity Building? Learn about the Asian funders leading the way

A hallmark of the venture philanthropy methodology is the engaged approach of funders with social purpose organisations (SPOs) or NGOs they fund. Which funders in Asia and just how and why do these funders engage in building capacity? And how do they measure the outcome of the capacity building?

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Will AVPN members pledge to Divest Invest to tackle Climate Change?

Fossil fuel divestment is one of the fastest growing movements of our time. It is time for leaders of the venture philanthropy community in Asia to take the pledge, and accelerate the clean energy transition.

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AVPN develops the VP market in Taiwan

It was one week after Singapore’s 50th anniversary. When most people were still in celebration mood, AVPN took our members on a community trail around Toa Payoh to understand some of the pressing social issues that abound within the estate. The community trail was conducted by the students of the NUS-Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme.

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AVPN attends 2015 Singapore Compact CSR conference

Global Compact Network Singapore (formerly Singapore Compact for CSR) organised a 2-day conference on 25th and 26th August on “Evaluating and Evolving CSR: Creating Value for a Sustainable Future”.

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Other Updates

How can corporates create social impact? Cases from Asia and beyond

AVPN-NUS Community Trail highlights hidden social issues in Singapore

Hidden hunger in Singapore discussed at AVPN’s Friday session

AVPN builds social investing sector in China and Korea with member events

Investment Showcase

RunOurCity Foundation Limited

Clean Air Network

Society Staples

AVPN Events

AVPN Oct Meet up: What does “good” look like? Expert round-table on assessing non-profit quality


AVPN November Meet up: NCSS Venture Philanthropy Fund


New Delhi: AVPN Capacity Building Workshop held on 16 Nov 2015


Special Luncheon with Epic Foundation


Bangalore: AVPN Capacity Building Workshop held on 18 Nov 2015


Mumbai: AVPN Capacity Building Workshop held on 20 Nov 2015


Capacity Building for Fundraising Workshop – Connecting the Dots


AVPN Conference 2016

23-May-2016 ~ 25-May-2016
Hong Kong SAR China

Network Events

South-east Asian Private Equity Conference


GSEN and UnLtd India presents – The Huddle: From Local Pioneers to a Global Movement

15-Oct-2015 ~ 16-Oct-2015

The 28th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum – Hong Kong

03-Nov-2015 ~ 05-Nov-2015
Hong Kong SAR China

The 28th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum – Hong Kong

03-Nov-2015 ~ 05-Nov-2015
Hong Kong SAR China

EVPA Annual Conference 1-2 December 2015 in Madrid!

01-Dec-2015 ~ 02-Dec-2015

Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge 2015

26-Sep-2015 ~ 19-Mar-2015
Hong Kong SAR China

Member Directory

List 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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