2017 Conference Recap

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“Every year, there are just more change makers, more funders, more investors coming together. It’s tremendous to see this energy.” – Harvey Koh, FSG Advisory

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Members Day

Welcome Address – Naina Batra
Keynote Address – Ong Peng Tsin 
Morning Plenary – Quality Education for All
Corporate Engagement Towards Social Impact
University’s Role in Building the Social Enterprise Ecosystem
Scaling Social Impact
Capacity Builders & Incubators 
Leaping Forward in Technology for Social Good
Unleashing Philanthropic Capital in Fighting Climate Change
Catalyzing Investments Through Online Platforms 
Creating Businesses for Social Good
[Workshop] Social Investing in Education: Outcomes Alignment Consultation
Closing Plenary – Innovations in Healthcare
Closing Keynote – Roopa Kudva
Launch of the “Landscape of Social Investing in Asia” report

Day 1

Welcome Address – Doug Miller
Inaugural Address – H.E. Mr. Anand Panyarachun
Setting the Context: Thailand’s Active Involvement in Social Investment and the Challenges it is Facing – Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich
Morning Plenary – Thailand: Examples of Collaborative Platforms for Social Investments
Gender Lens Investments in Agriculture
Disruptive Innovations in Education
Challenges and Opportunities of Regional Grantmaking
Scaling-Up Financing for SDGs in Asia: Insights from Practitioners 
The Role of Ecosystem Builders
[Invite-only Workshop] Sasakawa Peace Foundation Innovative Finance Initiative
Closing Plenary – Governance 
Closing Keynote – Lei Yong Sheng

Day 2

Keynote: New Frontiers for Asia’s Philanthropy – Shuichi Ohno
Morning Plenary – The Continuum of Social Investing 
The Silver Economy
Growing Women Entrepreneurship to Fuel Social Change and Economic Growth
Tailored Financing 
Unlocking the Potential of Children through Quality and Inclusive Education
Inclusive Business Models in Water/Sanitation
[Workshop] Market Systems Innovation: How funders and intermediaries can help markets move towards greater economic inclusion
Partnerships for Disaster Resiliency and Mitigation 
Leveraging Technology for Financial Inclusion 
High Impact Skills-Based Volunteering
Bridging the Funding Gap
Food Security and Nutrition
[Workshop] Strategic Social Value Creation
[Next-Gen Workshop] Collaborative Investment in Nature: Forests, Oceans and Beyond
Closing Plenary – Collaborations and Markets for More Inclusive Economies
Closing Keynote – Helen Smith Price, The Coca-Cola Foundation

In The News

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Building social ventures in South Korea: A Q&A with Crevisse’s Wonyoung Kim
Traditional forms of philanthropy being replaced by a more market-based solutions approach: Roopa Kudva
Meet the social investors of AVPN
More News Mentions here

From all of us at AVPN, thank you. See you next year!

727 delegates gathered for our AVPN Conference 2017

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