AVPN May 2015 Webinar: Learning from Failures with CAF Venturesome webinar

12 May 2015


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During the month of March AVPN organised a webinar with EVPA and Ferd Social Entrepreneurs on the subject of exit strategies and managing exits. EVPA shared some of the best practices collected from their recent research “How to plan and execute an impactful exit” and Ferd talked us through some specific investee exit examples, including some of their challenges and lessons learnt. The webinar recording is available via the following link: https://avpn.asia/2015/03/26/avpn-webinar-recording-managing-exits-what-is-your-exit-plan/

Next webinar in May!
AVPN Webinar: Creating Impact-Learning from Failure
Date: May 28th, 2015
Speaker: Holly Piper, Senior Investment Manager at CAF Venturesome

“Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Fail again. Fail better.”- Samuel Beckett

Failure is important. It is only by accepting failure and learning from it that better decisions can be made in the future. Understanding what causes one investment to fail is just as important as identifying what drives success in another. Learning from failure is essential for ensuring accountability, improving decision making, strengthening the portfolio management and most importantly increase the ability to make an impact.
Charities Aid Foundation will discuss and share with us the learnings that they have gained from failure as well as their internal “failure appraisal” system.

Please register for the event via the following link.

About the speaker

Holly Piper is Senior Investment Manager at CAF Venturesome. Holly is responsible for fundraising and funder relations, as well as managing a portfolio of social investments and two of the funds – the CAF Social Impact Fund, a £6m fund which provides low-risk working capital to social organisations, and the Community Land Trust Fund, a thematic fund supporting communities to build affordable housing.  Holly previously worked at the management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, specialising in the retail sector.  She has a degree from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and the IMC.


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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