A leading ecosystem builder that moves capital towards impact
As Asia’s #1 social investment network, we are an ecosystem builder that works to increase the flow of capital towards impact in Asia, ensuring that resources are most effectively deployed.
At AVPN, we approach social investment as a continuum of capital, in which funders may combine grants, debts and equity across multiple investments within their own portfolio, to achieve deeper impact.
AVPN in numbers
Members in the AVPN network
Markets our members are active in
Impact Organisations listed on Deal Share Platform
Delegates at the AVPN Virtual Conference 2020
Stories on how we have helped our members move capital towards impact
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How it all started
AVPN came to life in 2011. After forming the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in 2004, our founder Doug Miller was keen to create a similar network in Asia, for diverse funders and resource providers to collaborate and move capital towards impact. In 10 years, AVPN has reached over 600 members in our network. We are also the only platform in Asia that serves the full spectrum of social investors.
How we do it
Improve effectiveness of members across Asia
Multi-Sector Collaboration is a cornerstone of our work. We break down silos and encourage collaboration across sectors to improve the effectiveness of our members in Asia. Today, we have a network of over 600 members from the private, public and people sectors.
WHAT WE DO
AVPN as a platform to connect, lead and learn
We are about helping our members connect with each other, learn from one another, and lead the sector to achieve systemic change.
We achieve this through 5 pillars: mobilising capital, building impact communities, creating resources and tools, running an Academy, and organising events to distil learnings and best practices for practitioners.
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Explore the social investment landscape across Asia
Click on a market to understand more about its social investment landscape and the market opportunities to drive impact.
The Pan-Asia Market members comprise foundations, family offices, impact funds, corporations and intermediaries that are headquartered outside the region, but invest and work extensively across Asia-Pacific.
One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Australia has a long-standing giving culture. Local grant-makers are leading the movement towards long-term strategic philanthropy.
Two decades of strong economic growth have propelled Cambodia towards attaining lower-middle-income status in 2015. Diversification of the economy and improvement of basic social services including education and healthcare are key to achieve sustainable development.
One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Hong Kong is a significant gateway for international capital and has a long-standing giving culture. Local mega grant-makers are leading the movement towards long-term strategic philanthropy.
Impressive growth in recent years is propelling Indonesia to the 7th largest economy in the world by 2030. The country’s rich tradition of religious giving and young and entrepreneurial demographic provide a strong foundation for social investment.
The island nation of Japan has the most developed economy in Asia. Private foundations set up by businesses and high net worth individuals have a rich tradition of grant-making, while some corporates have gone beyond philanthropy to establish funds investing in impact-driven enterprises.
A developing market and the 2nd largest economy of the world, China is emphasizing responsible business and investment to build a society of mutual prosperity.
Malaysia’s drive for innovation continues to underpin its emerging social investment market.
The amazing story of Myanmar is that despite great political turmoil (a nascent but unstable democracy) their economy is among the fastest growing in the world.
With GDP growth rates hovering around 6.9%-7%, the Philippines is one of the top performers in Asia.
Singapore has a very robust and vibrant social investment ecosystem.
Over the past decade, wealth in South Asia has grown dramatically and with it comes more sophisticated and engaged philanthropists and social investors. This group is tackling many of the economic inequalities still challenging the country through market-based approaches.
After several decades of demonstrating rapid economic growth, South Korea is now sprouting demand for sustainable investing.
Renowned for its export-oriented technologically intensive economy, Taiwan also has a long tradition of charitable religious giving. In recent years, mainstream investors have started investing in impact-driven enterprises.
An upper-middle income country, Thailand has embarked on a reform programme towards achieving a high-income status. Significant government support for the social economy could become a driving force behind this effort.
Vietnam has become a destination of choice for global manufacturing firms. The country's high net worth individual population grew by 148% between 2007-2013, making it the fastest growing wealth market among the world's top 100 economies.