[Invite-only Workshop] Sasakawa Peace Foundation Innovative Finance Initiative

Event Details
  • June 8th, Thursday, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Platinum 1
Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

Regional Director for Asia Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Caroline McLaughlin

Caroline McLaughlin

Partnerships Director AVPN

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Sasakawa Peace Foundation aims to encourage more foundations and family offices in the region to advance their mission using the full spectrum of their foundation’s capital.  What are the opportunities and challenges on moving the foundation from its traditional areas of grant making towards making Mission Related and Programs Related Investments. On the program side, this workshop looks to explore how foundations are incorporating new social investment opportunities like impact investing into their portfolio; and on the endowment management side, how are they engaging in mission-aligned investing beyond traditional investments.

As part of the SPF’s Innovative Finance Initiative, this workshop will invite foundations and family offices in Asia to take part in a structured discussion, with the goal to share practices and suggestions and stimulate discussions on the opportunities and barriers for such advancement. It will also examine the challenges of working with stakeholders such as the wider executive team, trustees and board members, to enable support for these new MRI and PRI investments.

This workshop is by invitation and targeted towards foundations or social investors who invest their endowment or full portfolios towards impact.  To receive more information, please contact Caroline McLaughlin.


  • Mari Kogiso

    Mari Kogiso

    Director, Gender Investment and Innovation Department The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Annie Chen

    Annie Chen

    Founder and Chair RS Group

  • Catherine Brown

    Catherine Brown

    Chief Executive Officer Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

  • Stefan Schaefers

    Stefan Schaefers

    Head of European Affairs King Baudouin Foundation

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