Member Registration Now Open

Members Registration is now open for the 2017 AVPN Conference in Bangkok. The 5th Annual Conference is themed Collaborating for Impact and will be held at the Intercontinental Bangkok with key support from the Khon Thai Foundation.

The 3 day gathering will feature examples of collaboration from AVPN members across Asia including deep dives into sectors like: education, health, livelihoods, the environment, and more. The program will also include an overview of the social investment landscape in Asia, highlighting key challenges and opportunities across the spectrum of investment stages from grants to impact investment.

AVPN’s Deal Share Live – Investment Showcase will feature pitches from 30 social purpose organizations supported by AVPN Members.

For more information on how to claim your 2 Free Members Tickets: click here.

About India Development Review

India Development Review (IDR) is ​India’s first ​and largest ​knowledge and media platform for ​the social sector, produced in partnership with Ashoka University’s Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy.

We publish ​the latest thinking, analysis, ​and lessons from real-world practice, with a view to make access to knowledge and expertise more democratic, and to drive debate on key issues around social impact.

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About Creative Stories

Creative Stories is a strategic communications consultancy based in Singapore, serving the APAC region in b2b communications, brand & business strategy, showcasing international clients in the most influential business media outlets across the Asia – Pacific; from Myanmar to Australia. We have a penchant for creating intelligent brand stories that underpin the business case of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We support responsible corporations by crafting a fresh narrative that builds on the business imperative of industry efforts towards the 2020 Agenda. Our thinking is hyper-creative. Our brains, hyper-strategic, and our pitch, hyper-obsessive. Our guiding north star , at all times , is your brand.

We believe that it is your brand, that is our real client, even more than your CEO. We are consultants, not a PR agency. We operate as an extended part of an in-house communications team, in all the ways that matter. https://creativestories808.com/

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About Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha is transforming financial news as impact investing transforms finance. With the daily Brief and DealFlow, and dedicated message boards and conference calls, we keep both global and local leaders in-the-know about the drivers and the people who are reshaping financial markets around social and environmental value.

We are pleased to announce that ImpactAlpha, the impact investing leading news source, is offering attendees to the AVPN 2018 conference a SPECIAL OFFER of a 30-day trial subscription for only $1.00. You will receive access to the daily Brief and DealFlow, dedicated message boards and conference calls and stay in-the-know about the people and deals who are reshaping the financial markets around social and environmental value. Get your promo code today or Subscribe now.

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About Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN)

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. iBANmanages the largest global online knowledge platform (iBAN blue) on inclusive business and offers a focused Capacity Development Programe (iBAN weave) for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. iBAN creates a space where evidence-based knowledge transforms into learning and new partnerships. With its focus on promoting the upscale of inclusive business models and consequently improving the lives of the poor, iBAN is actively contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. iBAN is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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About The Mark Leonard Trust

The Mark Leonard Trust is one of the 17 Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. It was established by Mark Sainsbury and the trustees are Mark, his wife, Zivi and brother Julian. The trust

The Trust works closely with the Ashden Trust, founded by Mark’s sister, Sarah, and the JJ Charitable Trust, founded by Julian, through the Climate Change Collaboration. This aims which supports projects seeking to reduce CO2 emissions quickly to achieve the Paris Agreement to limit climate change to less than 2C and preferably 1.5C. The Trust’s endowment is managed to achieve positive impact as well as profit to help fulfil its philanthropic mission. The Trust is also a strong supporter of Divest Invest which is shifting investments from polluting fossil fuels to climate solutions to mitigate financial risks and support the transition to a zero carbon economy that achieves the Sustainable Development Goals – go to http://divestinvest.org for more information.

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About the National Arts Council

The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, we want to develop Singapore as a distinctive global city, where the arts inspire our people and connect our communities. We preserve our rich, cultural traditions while we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future. Our support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships, to industry facilitation and arts housing. The Council welcomes greater private and corporate giving to and through the arts, so that together we can make the arts an integral part of everyone’s lives.

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About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognisable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, we are the No.1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.

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About Straits Times

The Straits Times, the English-language flagship daily of Singapore Press Holdings, is the most-read newspaper in Singapore and is followed widely in the region for its comprehensive coverage of local, regional and world news, provided by its correspondents in 20 bureaus in major cities worldwide.

Launched on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times underwent a major redesign across all platforms in July 2015, when it celebrated its 170th anniversary. This revamp is part of its continuing efforts to refresh its products, maintain quality and stay relevant to the changing needs of its readers. Its integrated newsroom operates round-the-clock, providing readers with news as it happens on all platforms, from its website at www.straitstimes.com, Apple and Android apps to social media.

The Straits Times is a member of two media networks – the Asia News Network and the Impact Journalism Day alliance of newspapers – and it has won multiple international media awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (Panpa), Society of News Design and Wan-Ifra

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About The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt promotes responsible leadership and inspires leaders worldwide to work towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future. Through our activities, we aim to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
We INSPIRE leaders, through our leadership programs and encounters, to take their social and political commitment to the next level – across communities, cultures and countries.
We CONNECT leaders through our global BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network, a diverse, collaborative and joyful community that drives positive change through collaborative action.
We INVEST in impactful organizations while encouraging leaders to embrace venture philanthropy and impact investing as effective tools for social change.

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About Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is dedicated to investing in innovative ideas, visionary leaders, and organizations advancing human dignity around the world. Its watershed commitment to invest $1 billion directly from its endowment into mission-related investments over the next 10 years is a further extension of that mission. By announcing this commitment, the largest of its kind from a private philanthropic organization, the foundation declared that impact investing is not just for the private sector or individual investors.

Foundations like Ford typically spend 5% of their endowments on their mission-aligned grants and the remaining 95% percent on investments that will maintain and grow their endowments. However, Ford’s commitment signals a shift in philanthropic organizations using their financial assets to gain both social and financial returns.

Ford’s MRIs thus far are aimed at challenges that are central to disrupting inequality and focus mainly on private markets.  In 1968, the foundation pioneered the use of program-related investments – or PRIs – and since then has invested more than $630 million in the form of debt capital, equity, and guarantees. Now, Ford’s PRIs are targeting opportunities to advance first-time impact investing fund managers, with a priority to support management teams that are diverse in terms of race and gender.

Ford is committed to continuing this legacy of innovative investments by building the impact investing field globally. In the People’s Republic of China, and around the world, Ford is grant making to build the field of mission-related investments, program-related investments and other forms of impacting investing, as well as ensuring that the field is diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

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