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Technological innovations have the capacity to accelerate social impact. They have the power to solve global development challenges across domains such as agriculture, healthcare, education, financial inclusion, and others. Technology has brought real-time information access, localized advice on weather, crops, and rural livelihoods to farmers in remote villages, resulting in overall qualitative development in life […]

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This virtual meeting is the first of our AVPN Mekong Meet-up Series. The Mekong region is one of the most dynamic regions in the world for investors, and one where women play a disproportionately more important role in SME and social investment ecosystems than many investors realize. In this virtual convening we will provide concrete examples […]

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The two biggest challenges women in rural India face are the lack of financial independence as well as lack of say in local governance. Both of these push women towards dependency for access to resources, be it in the family or the public space. Supporting women in rural areas through creating entrepreneurship opportunities, an enabling ecosystem, and systemic capacity building is an effective way of ensuring financial independence for them.

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Asia has become a sweet spot for investors and businesses globally. Home to over half of the world’s population, the US$31 trillion economy is fuelled by rapid population growth, increasingly tech-savvy consumers, and a growing digital economy. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions and uncertainty in the economy, technology and impact investors have remained active and taken a more responsible approach into a more ESG driven portfolio.

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The global pandemic has posed major development challenges affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. COVID-19 response measures have curtailed economic activities and placed a growing number of individual’s livelihoods at risk, with many slipping below the poverty line with narrow options for recovery.

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While the pandemic has resulted in disruptions and uncertainty in the market, asset owners, fund managers and impact investors, have remained active and many have undertaken fundraising and investment into a more climate aware portfolio. This event was hosted by AVPN’s Climate Action Platform in partnership with AWR Lloyd Asset Management.

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Since the start of the pandemic, Chinese philanthropists have donated over $250 million towards COVID-19 R&D-related initiatives. This includes funding for R&D around diagnostics, therapeutics as well as the coveted COVID-19 vaccine both within China and abroad. This wave of private donations to health R&D represents a new trend, which has the potential to reshape China’s philanthropic sector and contribute positively to collaborative international efforts.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended routines we once considered normal. Overnight, education systems around the world are forced to digitise education as students move towards home-based learning. It is a historic moment in education as we are being made to confront difficult questions and challenge the traditional methods used in the formal schooling experience.

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It is critical for social impact enterprises to understand whether they are ready for investment as part of their fundraising journey. AVPN has been working closely with our members to develop the Social Enterprise (SE) Development toolkit for SEs to acquire a common language investment readiness framework to communicate with funders, while supporting SEs with resources to address their needs.

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The effects of the pandemic are reverberating, with varying degrees of severity, across all the sectors of the Indian economy. As the world prepares for the ‘new normal’ after COVID-19, every stakeholder, needs to take action to adapt to their new reality. It presents an opportunity for the Public sector, Private sector and Civil Society […]

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Aligning a foundation’s endowment with the values, principles and focus areas that guide its grant making brings more opportunity for impact, but barriers remain to understanding, accepting and embarking on this ‘Journey to Impact’. This webinar traced the journey of the Australian Communities Foundation, as it transitioned to 100% responsible investment of its endowment.

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COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. The crisis has impacted almost every nation. Caught off guard, nations, organizations and sectors are reeling from its impacts  and several small and large organisations are likely to face an existential crisis.

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