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July 1, 2019

Finance Opportunity Knocking: More Inclusive Investors and More Impact-Driven Inclusive Businesses Means Growth For The Sector

First, what is the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and how are you growing the ecosystem of social investment in Asia? AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore, which is committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. As an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across private, […]

June 28, 2019

Brave New World

One of the more contestable issues at the conference is the influence of the for-profit sector on the impact agenda. The Investing in Better Nutrition panel at the end of Day one openly canvassed corporate motivations for partnering on nutrition initiatives and appeared to imply that a for-profit orientation often impeded progress at best and […]

Alliance Magazine
June 28, 2019

World’s rich want more feel-good investments from their private banks

“A big part of our climate work is beginning to focus on getting banks – retail and investment banks – to change exactly that,” Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation said on the sidelines of the conference. “To the extent that your clients want to do philanthropy you should be helping them.”

The Business Times
June 24, 2019

Beyond philanthropy, mainstream investments needed to sustain Asia’s growth

Far more needs to be done, and it goes beyond philanthropy. “If you are to achieve the SDGs by 2030, then philanthropic dollars are not going to make us get there. We need to look at how businesses and mainstream investors spend their money,” Naina Subberwal Batra, CEO and Chairwoman of AVPN says.

The Edge Singapore